Central Ideas of Text Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: RI.6.2

Core Standard

When we are trying to determine why an author wrote a particular piece, we can often sum it up in one sentence. There are usually three different places the author will place the central idea. Most often, the central idea is found as the first or last sentence of a paragraph. When the author avoids using this strategy, they will usually imply it over the entirety of the paragraph. These worksheets will help students determine the central ideas presented by the author. We will ask students to sum it up in their own words, so the answers may be slight variations.









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