This module is for Grades: 9-10 Welcome

Determining the central idea is an important skill for understanding a text and being able to summarize information. In this module you will read a story called “The Yellow Wallpaper“ and discover how specific details help to determine a central idea. You will also learn how to identify the central idea of a text and use it to provide a summary of the story.

Module Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Synthesize information and details from a story to develop a central idea statement about the story.
  • Provide an objective summary of the story based on the central idea and supporting details.
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  • Analyze ideas, literary techniques and specific details in a text that develop a central idea.
  • Summarize a text.