Description: Use Key Ideas and Details to: Identify a main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within 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-4


Grade level: 3
Word count: 1243 words
Author: Mary Dunn
Synopsis: Rachel Carson sounded an alarm about the environment while everyone else was asleep.
Excerpt: No excerpt is available for this question.
Question: What is another good title for this selection?
  1. Warrior for the Environment
  2. The Woman Who Loved Birds
  3. The Cape Cod Shoreline
  4. Why Chemicals Are Bad

✓ standard met

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


Organization: Certica Solutions