Theme & Central Idea – 7th & 8th Grade Reading Comprehension – RL.7.2 & RL.8.2

Theme & Central Idea – 7th & 8th Grade Reading Comprehension – RL.7.2 & RL.8.2



Theme & Central Idea – RL.7.2 | RL.8.2

⭐️These 12 printable Lexile® leveled passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 7th grade & 8th grade RL.7.2 & RL.8.2 skills. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching theme & central idea.


⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the seventh grade and eighth grade text complexity band.



✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 7th & 8th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for sixth through eighth grade is 925L to 1185L).


✏️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 EngagingContains original passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

  1. Central Idea & Theme/Anchor Chart
  2. Central Idea & Theme Practice Work
  3. The Legend of Nokken (930L)
  4. The Chocolate Milk Bandits (940L)
  5. Nana Buluku: The Wise and Powerful Goddess of the Yoruba People (950L)
  6. No Place Like Home (950L)
  7. The Legend of Sun Wukong (960L)
  8. Maria and Xipó (1030L)
  9. Excerpt from Little Women (1040L)
  10. Caught Red Handed (1070L)
  11. The Magic Within (1070L)
  12. The Family Recipe (1200L)
  13. Test
  • The Triumph of Durga Over Mahishasura (970L)
  • Living The Dream (1150L)


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