Description: Determine a central idea of a text. Analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 2A


2A: Determining Main Idea

2A: Determining Main Idea

Description: Determining Main Idea and Themes

✓ standard met

Selection: H-11


Grade level: 8
Word count: 1830 words
Author: Ben Robinson
Synopsis: On a memorable night in Florida, Cassius Clay faces Sonny Liston, the world champion.
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Question: Which of these is the best alternative title for this selection?
  1. Beat the Unbeatable
  2. Try, Try Again
  3. Liston's Second Chance
  4. From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: List three supporting details from a selection and explain how those details helped you determine the selection's main idea.


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