Many students struggle to identify the central idea of a text. This graphic organizer is meant to support students in the process of generating the central idea. First, students will start out by identifying the subject of the text. Then, the students will look at evidence from the text that discusses the subject. What the author is saying about the subject is the message, or central idea, of the text. This was super helpful for my students. I hope it can be helpful for yours as well.