Description: Key Ideas and Details Analyze informational text development. Provide a summary of the text that includes the main idea and key details, as well as other important information.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 2A


2A: Determining Main Idea

2A: Determining Main Idea

Description: Determining Main Idea and Themes

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Selection: D-6


Grade level: 4
Word count: 1328 words
Author: Kate Carter
Synopsis: Tough and tougher: that describes the plants and animals that make their home in the desert.
Excerpt: No excerpt is available for this question.
Question: What is the main idea of this selection?
  1. Plants and animals have adapted to life in the dry desert.
  2. People cannot survive in the desert but animals can do so.
  3. Cold deserts have more plant life and animals than hot deserts.
  4. Deserts are disappearing from all parts of the Earth.

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Writing prompt: Write an email to a friend and describe a selection you read.


Organization: Certica Solutions