ELA-04 Targeted Standards
(RI) Strand: Reading Information
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details.

ELA-04.RI.02 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define main idea (who or what the text is mostly about)

Reasoning Targets

  • I can determine the main idea of a text
  • I can identify key details in a text and explain how they support the main idea

Product Targets

  • I can state a main idea and give the supporting details

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

The student is able to state two main ideas of a text at the middle fluent reading stage and uses specific text evidence to support each main idea.

  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.

The student stages a main idea and explains how it is supported with specific evidence from a text at the beginning fluent reading stage.

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.

The student states a main idea of a text, although the details provided may not directly support the main idea stated.

  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content,student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.

The student can identify a main idea of a text but does not use details or relies on his/her background knowledge of the topic.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Main idea
  • Key Detail
  • Information


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