Central Idea – 4th & 5th Grade Florida BEST Standards – ELA.4.R.2.2/5.R.2.2



Central Idea – 4th & 5th Grade – ELA.4.R.2.2/5.R.2.2

⭐️These Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching 4th & 5th grade students about central idea & details. Sometimes, the author explicitly tells you the central idea of the text. Typically, the explicit central idea will be found in the introduction or conclusion, or first or the last sentence. Often, the author does not directly state the central idea. You have to infer the central idea by looking at the details. This packet is designed to specifically fit 4th & 5th grade Florida B.E.S.T standard ELA.4.R.2.2/5.R.2.2 but can be used by anyone teaching central idea & details,


⭐️Includes Lexile leveled passages, standard based questions, anchor charts, and hands-on cut-and-paste visuals to help students master this skill.



✏️Integrated Color Coding – Color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.


✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.


✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard based essay and multiple choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.


✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original stories with custom illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

  1. Types of Central Idea & Details Anchor Chart/Journal Page
  2. The Blobfish- 740L
  3. The Scientific Method- 760L
  4. How to Resolve Conflict- 800L
  5. The Three Branches of Government- 880L
  6. America’s Youngest Ambassador- 880L
  7. The Sections of the Orchestra- 890L
  8. The History of Chewing Gum- 920L
  9. Downloading Digital Media- 960L
  10. North American Plains Natives- 970L
  11. The History of Teddy Bears- 980L
  12. Test
  • Constellations- 750L
  • Babe Ruth- 890L


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