Based on the information given in the "Common Core Companion" --this organizer will help students in groups or independently to define, explain, identify, and critique the main idea given through details in a text. Step 1: Question. Step 2: Explain (discussing the questions given) Step 3: Identify: Main topic goes in the center of the hand, details go on each finger. Step 4: Analyze/Critique: Did the author give enough information? How do you know?