Informational texts such as "Ecology for Kids" contain a main idea and supporting details. The main idea is what the text is mostly about. To explain and support the topic of ecology, the author uses details and evidence to support the main idea. Look back at page 444 in "Ecology for Kids". In this section of text, the main idea is stated. Complete the chart below by filling in the main idea and 4 supporting details. 1. Select the text tool and type the main idea in the center 2. Find 4 supporting details that support the main idea and add each one to a box. 3. If you would rather record your knowledge rather than type, you may do so.