The main idea of a text is what the text is written about. The main idea of a paragraph, story, article, or other written text is the main theme, subject, or topic of that writing. Read More...
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Reading Standards for Informational Text
Key Ideas and Details
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text. [RI.5.2]