Main Idea & Details – RI.2.2 & RI.3.2
⭐️These 12 printable and digital Lexile® certified reading comprehension passages and question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing main idea & details skills for RI2.2 and RI3.2. Second grade and third grade students learn to identify the main idea of a text and the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching the main idea & details skills. Aligns with state specific standards like TEKS and VA SOL.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, interactive anchor charts, and two main idea & details skills focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second and third grade bands.
⭐️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 2nd grade & 3rd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L).
✏️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 passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
★ Samantha S. said, “Great Resource! The kids were engaged the whole time and loved being able to use their crayons to go back into the text. Thanks for a great product!”
★ Kaitlyn C. said, “Great for differentiation with interesting information that’s students love to read!”
★ Helen B. said, “This was a great resource! I love how the lexiles are included and there is a place for students to write their answers as well as go back and find the answers with a highlighter!”
1. Topic, Main Idea, Details Anchor Charts & Journal Pages
2. Main Idea Puzzle
3. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- The Amish Way of Life- 470L
- Mercury- 480L
- Harriet Tubman- 510L
- Bears- 600L
- How to Make Pancakes- 730L
- Anaconda Snakes- 740L
- The Wampanoag Native Americans- 760L
- Thunder and Lightning- 770L
- Ryan Hreljac Makes His Mark-790L
- The Super Bowl- 800L
4. Topic, Main Idea, Details Test
- The Tower of London- 670L
- Labor Day- 750L
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Similar units are available for 1st and 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade.