This writing frame asks the student to read a passage that the teacher selects. The teacher uses the frame to help the students accomplish the following task:the students must pick out the central idea, identify 2 obstacles within the story, and two supporting details per obstacle. As well, the student must write a concluding sentence. After the students have completed the frame, they may turn it into an informative summary. This activity supports the middle school Common Core standards for grades 6 and 7 which asks student to identify central ideas and supporting details within a passage.