Central Idea & Summarizing in Literature – RL.6.2 – Reading Passages for RL6.2

Central Idea & Summarizing in Literature – RL.6.2 – Reading Passages for RL6.2



Central Idea & Summarizing in Literature – RL.6.2

⭐️These 12 Lexile® leveled passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 6th grade finding the central idea and summarizing skills for RL.6.2. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. Students learn central ideas and summarizing through close reading and skill-aligned question sets.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching 6th-grade central idea and summarizing skills.


⭐️Includes standard-based questions, anchor charts, and two 6th grade central idea & summarizing skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the sixth grade text complexity band.


⭐️This printable and digital resource is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides.


*This digital version saves paper and is perfect for distance learning, but still requires teachers to correct student responses.



✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 6th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for sixth through eighth grade is 925L to 1185L).


✏️Integrated Color Coding – The 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 a variety of excerpts, adaptations, and original passages with custom illustrations. This resource is designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

1. Summarizing Journal Page/Anchor Chart

2. Determining Theme Journal Page/Anchor Chart

3. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Excerpt from A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court – 870L
  • Excerpt from Treasure Island – 940L
  • Read at Your Own Risk – 940L
  • The Story of an Hour – 960L
  • Bully – 1020L
  • Excerpt from Little Women – 1040L
  • Alone on the Mountain – 1080L
  • Excerpt from Peter Pan – 1110L
  • More Power – 1150L
  • Coming Together, Separately – 1180L

4. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Bike Riders – 1030L
  • Night Hiker – 1170L


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