Main Idea & Details – 4th RI.4.2 & 5th RI.5.2 – Reading Passages for RI4.2 RI5.2



Main Idea & Details – RI.4.2 & RI.5.2

⭐️These 12 printable and digital Lexile® certified passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing RI.4.2 & RI.5.2 4th & 5th-grade main idea & details skills. Students learn to find the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction passage.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching main idea & details in 4th & 5th-grade. Aligns with many state standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.


⭐️Includes passages, standard-based questions, anchor charts, and two 4th & 5th-grade main idea & details skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the fourth and fifth-grade bands and aligned to Common Core main idea standards.


⭐️The printable PDF and digital versions are both included with this product for classroom and distance learning needs. The digital version is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides and can be downloaded from Google Slides into PowerPoint.



✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 4th & 5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for fourth and fifth grade is 740L-1010L).


✏️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 Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Kathryn M. said, “Very high interest passages for students and aligned to the standard very well!


★ Alicia O. said, “Finally! An age respectful resource to work on these skills with my early reader secondary students. Thank you!


★ Karen T. said, “My students and I love the format and topics of this resource. The students learn how to be ‘active readers’ and ‘provide evidence’.”


What’s Included:

1. Types of Main Idea & Details Anchor Chart/ Journal Page

2. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • The Blobfish- 740L
  • The Scientific Method- 760L
  • How to Resolve Conflict- 800L
  • The Three Branches of Government- 880L
  • America’s Youngest Ambassador- 880L
  • The Sections of the Orchestra- 890L
  • The History of Chewing Gum- 920L
  • Downloading Digital Media- 960L
  • North American Plains Indians- 970L
  • The History of Teddy Bears- 980L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Constellations- 750L
  • Babe Ruth- 890L


Magicore is a Certified Lexile Partner:

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Skill Pack Bundle:

This resource is available in a Skill Pack Bundle that contains six different resources focused on this specific reading skill – including lesson plans, digital mini-lessons, guided readers, task cards, and Boom Cards.

Main Idea & Summary Skill Pack – RI.4.2 & RI.5.2

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4th Grade Reading Comprehension MEGA Bundle

5th Grade Reading Comprehension MEGA Bundle

4th Grade Printable & Digital Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Bundle

5th Grade Nonfiction Comprehension Bundle

Main Idea Differentiated Bundle – 2nd – 5th Grades

Main Idea Differentiated Bundle – 4th, 5th & 6th Grades

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Theme in Stories, Plays, and Poems 4th & 5th Grade RL.4.2 RL.5.2

Main Idea & Details Boom Cards™ 4th & 5th Grade – Distance Learning Task Cards

Main Idea Task Cards – 4th & 5th Grade – RI.4.2 & RI.5.2

Similar units are available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th Grade.

Main Topic & Details in Nonfiction – 1st Grade – RI.1.2

Main Idea and Details – 2nd Grade RI.2.2 & 3rd Grade RI.3.2

Central Idea – 6th Grade RI.6.2


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