Key Ideas and Details

  1. Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

This standard is covered in the CCSS Literacy eHandbook. Correlations to the Imagine It! program to come.

3.1 Key Ideas and Details
Lesson C


You have learned how to identify the central idea and supporting details in primary and secondary sources from Determine the Central Ideas and Supporting Details. Now you will learn how to use the central idea and supporting details in order to summarize such texts. When you summarize, you use your own words to tell the most important ideas in a passage without adding personal opinions or making judgments. Summarizing helps you understand and remember what you’ve read.

Click the Model button to see an example of how to summarize.