Task: Readers determine the author's main point(s) of an informational text by identifying the text structure used to organize the information. They can generate organized notes based on the text's structure and use it to generate a valid summary describing the author's main point(s) or the main idea of the text.
Standards addressed: RI 4.2, RI 4.5
Great rubric for bulletin boards, small group or whole group assessment of main idea, and/or for tracking progress in identifying the main idea of an informational text.
The rubric follows the strategy of using text structure to determine the main idea of an informational text which is a very helpful strategy in fourth grade!