Main Idea and Theme Content Module

Resource ID#: 167612 Type: Professional Development

General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Keywords: Content Module, Main Idea, Theme, English Language Arts, Access Points
Resource Collection: Student Support Resources

Aligned Standards

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these benchmarks.

Aligned Access Points

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these access points.

LAFS.1.RI.3.AP.9a
Identify basic similarities in two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions or procedures).

LAFS.1.RI.3.AP.9b
Identify basic differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions or procedures).

LAFS.1.RL.1.AP.2a
Retell a favorite text, including key details.

LAFS.1.RL.1.AP.2b
Use details to tell what happened in a story.

LAFS.1.RL.1.AP.2c
Retell the sequence of events in a story.

LAFS.1.RL.1.AP.2d
Retell stories and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

LAFS.1.RL.3.AP.9a
Compare and contrast (what is the same and what is different) the experiences of characters in stories.

LAFS.1.RL.3.AP.9b
Compare and contrast the adventures of characters in stories.

LAFS.2.RI.1.AP.2a
Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph informational text.

LAFS.2.RI.1.AP.2b
Identify the focus of specific paragraphs within in an informational text.

LAFS.2.RI.3.AP.9a
Compare the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

LAFS.2.RI.3.AP.9b
Contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

LAFS.2.RL.1.AP.2a
Use details to recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures.

LAFS.2.RL.1.AP.2b
Determine the central message, lesson or moral of fables and folktales from diverse cultures.

LAFS.2.RL.3.AP.9a
Compare and contrast illustrations or visuals between two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

LAFS.2.RL.3.AP.9b
Compare and contrast characters or events between two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures.

LAFS.3.RI.1.AP.2a
Determine the main idea of text read, read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively and orally.

LAFS.3.RI.1.AP.2b
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

LAFS.3.RI.1.AP.2c
Identify facts that an author uses to support a specific point or opinion.

LAFS.3.RI.3.AP.9a
Compare the similarities of two or more texts or adapted texts on the same topic or by the same author.

LAFS.3.RI.3.AP.9b
Contrast the differences of two texts or adapted texts on the same topic or by the same author.

LAFS.3.RI.3.AP.9c
When researching a topic, compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two informational texts on the same topic.

LAFS.3.RL.1.AP.2a
Identify the central message (theme), lesson or moral within a story, folktale or fable from diverse cultures.

LAFS.3.RL.1.AP.2b
Use details to recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures.

LAFS.3.RL.1.AP.2c
Use information in the text to determine and explain a lesson learned by a character or theme within the story.

LAFS.3.RL.1.AP.2d
Read or listen to and recount self-selected stories, fables, folktales, myths and other types of texts.

LAFS.3.RL.3.AP.9a
Compare the similarities of two or more texts or adapted texts on the same topic or by the same author.

LAFS.3.RL.3.AP.9b
Contrast the differences of settings/plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.

LAFS.4.RI.1.AP.2a
Determine the main idea of an informational text.

LAFS.4.RI.1.AP.2b
Identify supporting details of an informational text.

LAFS.4.RI.1.AP.2c
Identify how ideas are organized to summarize the text.

LAFS.4.RI.3.AP.9a
Report out about two or more texts on the same self-selected topic.

LAFS.4.RI.3.AP.9b
Identify the most important information about a topic gathered from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

LAFS.4.RL.1.AP.2a
Use information that relates to text organization and story elements in order to summarize a story, poem or drama.

LAFS.4.RL.1.AP.2b
Identify relevant words and phrases throughout the text to determine the theme of a story, drama or poem; refer to text to support answer.

LAFS.4.RL.3.AP.9a
Compare the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) in stories, myths and traditional literature from different cultures.

LAFS.4.RL.3.AP.9b
Compare the treatment of patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths and traditional literature from different cultures.

LAFS.5.RI.1.AP.2a
Determine the main ideas of a text.

LAFS.5.RI.1.AP.2b
Identify key details that support the main idea.

LAFS.5.RI.1.AP.2c
Summarize the text read, read aloud or presented in diverse media.

LAFS.5.RI.3.AP.9a
Identify key details from multiple sources on the same topic (e.g., what are the important things that you learned?).

LAFS.5.RI.3.AP.9b
Integrate information on a topic from multiple sources to answer a question or support a focus or opinion in writing or presentation.

LAFS.5.RL.1.AP.2a
Summarize a portion of text, such as a paragraph or a chapter.

LAFS.5.RL.1.AP.2b
Summarize a text from beginning to end in a few sentences.

LAFS.5.RL.1.AP.2c
Determine the theme of a story, drama or poem from details in the text.

LAFS.5.RL.1.AP.2d
Explain how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges.

LAFS.5.RL.1.AP.2e
Explain how the speaker in a poem reflects on the topic.

LAFS.5.RL.3.AP.9a
Compare the similarities of stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

LAFS.5.RL.3.AP.9b
Contrast the differences of stories in the same genre.

LAFS.6.RI.1.AP.2a
Provide a summary of the text based on details from the text.

LAFS.6.RI.3.AP.9a
Compare two texts on the same topic or event.

LAFS.6.RI.3.AP.9b
Contrast two texts on the same topic or event.

LAFS.6.RL.1.AP.2a
Select key details about a character and relate those details to a theme within the text.

LAFS.6.RL.1.AP.2b
Determine the theme(s) of a story, drama or poem, including how it is conveyed through particular details.

LAFS.6.RL.1.AP.2c
Summarize a text from beginning to end in a few sentences without including personal opinions.

LAFS.6.RL.3.AP.9a
Compare texts from different genres that have a similar theme or address the same topic.

LAFS.6.RL.3.AP.9b
Contrast texts from different genres that have a similar theme or address the same topic.

LAFS.7.RI.1.AP.2a
Determine the central idea of a text

LAFS.7.RI.1.AP.2b
Analyze the development of the central idea over the course of the text.

LAFS.7.RI.1.AP.2c
Provide/create an objective summary of a text.

LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.9a
Use supporting evidence to summarize central ideas, draw inferences or analyze connections within or across texts.

LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.9b
Compare/contrast how two or more authors write about the same topic.

LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.9c
Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.

LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.2a
Determine the theme or central idea of a text.

LAFS.7.RL.1.AP.2b
Analyze the development of the theme or central idea over the course of the text and provide a summary.

LAFS.7.RL.3.AP.9a
Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of time/place with a historical account of the same time.

LAFS.7.RL.3.AP.9b
Compare and contrast a fictional character with a historical character of the same time.

LAFS.8.RI.1.AP.2a
Determine two or more central ideas in a text.

LAFS.8.RI.1.AP.2b
Analyze the development of the central ideas over the course of the text.

LAFS.8.RI.1.AP.2c
Provide/create an objective summary of a text.

LAFS.8.RI.3.AP.9a
Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic.

LAFS.8.RI.3.AP.9b
Identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.

LAFS.8.RL.1.AP.2a
Determine the theme or central idea of a text.

LAFS.8.RL.1.AP.2b
Analyze the development of the theme or central idea over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting and plot.

LAFS.8.RL.1.AP.2c
Provide/create an objective summary of a text.

LAFS.8.RL.3.AP.9a
Compare modern works of literature to the texts from which they draw ideas.

LAFS.K.RI.3.AP.9a
With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., imaginary or real bear; photo versus illustration of something not real).

LAFS.K.RL.1.AP.2a
With prompting and support, retell a favorite story, including key details.

LAFS.K.RL.1.AP.2b
With prompting and support, sequence a set of events in a familiar story.

LAFS.K.RL.1.AP.2c
With prompting and support, identify the beginning, middle and ending of a familiar story.

LAFS.K.RL.1.AP.2d
Retell a familiar story (e.g., What was the story about?).

LAFS.K.RL.3.AP.9a
With prompting and support, compare (i.e., find something the same) between familiar stories.

LAFS.K.RL.3.AP.9b
With prompting and support, contrast (i.e., find differences) between two familiar stories.

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