Description: Key Ideas and Details Analyze literary text development. Determine a theme of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 2A


2A: Determining Main Idea

2A: Determining Main Idea

Description: Determining Main Idea and Themes

✓ standard met

Selection: J-11


Grade level: 10
Word count: 2199 words
Author: Diane Lang
Synopsis: Skylar and Jason's relationship is already strained when they're paired together for a class project. Will their "no-technology" challenge make them, or break them?
Excerpt: No excerpt is available for this question.
Question: What is the main idea of this selection?
  1. Face-to-face interaction can lead to a personal understanding that technology doesn't always allow.
  2. We must each find a purposeful path to follow in life that is different from that of our peers.
  3. Creative teachers provide learning environments that inspire and encourage individual discoveries.
  4. Teenagers benefit from relationships the most when they date more than one person in high school.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Explain how the author presents a theme in a selection through plot, characters, and setting. Describe the events that embody the theme.


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