Description: Key Ideas and Details Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 2A


2A: Determining Main Idea

2A: Determining Main Idea

Description: Determining Main Idea and Themes

✓ standard met

Selection: C-60


Grade level: 3
Word count: 1197 words
Author: Jacque Summers
Synopsis: This story tells how one Native American girl found a special way to use the basket she made.
Excerpt: No excerpt is available for this question.
Question: This selection is mainly about a
  1. shy girl who discovers a way to communicate comfortably with others.
  2. grandmother who teachers her granddaughter to speak in a loud, strong voice.
  3. chief who entertains children with stories about animals.
  4. new way to make baskets so they are colorful and useful.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Describe three clues in a selection that helped you determine the main idea of the selection.


Organization: Certica Solutions