Central Idea and Details – 6th Grade Reading Comprehension Passages ELA RI.6.2

Central Idea and Details – 6th Grade Reading Comprehension Passages ELA RI.6.2



Central Idea – 6th Grade RI.6.2

⭐️These 12 printable and digital Lexile® certified passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 6th grade central idea skills for RI.6.2. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. Students learn to determine a central idea of a text, how it is conveyed through particular details, and distinguish personal opinions or judgments.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching main idea. Conforms with most state standards on the main idea, central idea, and theme.


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


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


*This digital version saves paper, 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 original passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


Teachers & Students ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Shannon T. said, “This resource has been so helpful in systematically targeting central idea. I love that it includes multiple choice questions and practice writing summary paragraphs.”


★ Kenna L. said, “This included interesting articles that my students enjoyed reading. It was a concrete way for them to practice central idea. Thank you!


What’s Included:

1. Central Idea Anchor Chart

2. Central Idea Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • The Importance of Role Models- 920L
  • The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus- 950L
  • Buzz Aldrin- 980L
  • Shooting Stars- 1020L
  • The Negative Effects of Smoking- 1040L
  • Lucille Ball- 1060L
  • The History of Trampolines- 1090L
  • Orca Whales- 1120L
  • America’s Pastime- 1120L
  • The Pony Express- 1150L

3. Central Idea Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Ladybugs- 960L
  • Protests- 1020L


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