Main Idea of an Informational Text


8.R.2I Determine the main idea(s) in an informational text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

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This lesson is designed for the student to identify the main idea in a text. The lesson will help the student determine if there are more than one main ideas in the course of any given text. This lesson will take the student through what is means to summarize a particular text objectively.

Throughout this lesson the student will be able to:

  • define and understand what an informational text is; 
  • determine the main idea;
  • summarize objectively an informational text.

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


9 items in example section

60 items in exercise practice

36 items in test

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