The central idea of an informational text is what the text is all about! Use this graphic organizer to give students an opportunity to practice identifying the central idea of a text using key details. In Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details, learners will build on their knowledge of main idea, text features, text structure, and author’s purpose to find and state the central idea of an informational text in a single concise sentence. This sixth- and seventh-grade worksheet can be used with virtually any informational text, and supports nonfiction reading comprehension. Use it alongside the Taking Notes with Informational Texts: Key Vocabulary worksheet for an added skill boost!