Summary and main idea have for the longest time been linked together as interchangeable. Students are required to answer questions to acknowledge their comprehension, and certain passages are found to ask summary and main idea questions. In most cases, the answers end up being similar, if not identical to each other. The strategies contained in this exercise booklet maintain techniques for answering questions which either summarize a passage or identify the main idea of a passage. The goal is to improve student achievement on standardized reading tests.