Theme in Stories Plays & Poems – RL.4.2 & RL.5.2 – Print & Digital – RL4.2 RL5.2

Theme in Stories Plays & Poems – RL.4.2 & RL.5.2 – Print & Digital – RL4.2 RL5.2


⭐️These 14 printable and digital Lexile® leveled close reading stories, plays, and poems with question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing RL.4.2 & RL.5.2. Google slides version is perfect for Google Classroom integration and distance learning. 4th & 5th grade Students learn to determine a theme of stories, dramas, and poems from details in the text, and to summarize the text.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching theme of stories, dramas, and plays. Aligns with many state specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.


⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two 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 – All 5 stories include a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 4th grade & 5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for fourth and fifth grade is 740L-1010L).


✏️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 and adapted stories, plays, and poems with high-quality photographs and original Illustrations. Designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


Teachers Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

❤ Raquel B. said, “This was better than I thought! I have been looking for something like this and I am glad you made it and that I found it!

❤ Jo Ann D. said, “Nice to have a product that includes plays and poetry which is difficult to find. Very appropriate for 4th and 5th grades.

❤ Sheryl S. said, “Love your passages! Thank you. Gets them ready for the big test!”


What’s Included:

*This product includes four stories, four plays, and four poems and two test passages. The stories are Lexile® leveled and in the 4th-5th Grade Common Core Text Complexity Band.

1. Theme of Stories & Plays Anchor Chart/Journal Page

2. Practice Stories & Question Sets

  • Uncovered- 710L
  • The Scorching Paint Job- 780L
  • Summer Holiday- 850L
  • Brittany Breaking Barriers- 1020L

3. Practice Plays & Question Sets

  • Preparing for Winter (Play)
  • The Group Project (Play)
  • Sports Day (Play)
  • The Big Parade (Play)

4. Theme of Poems Anchor Chart & Journal Page

5. Practice Poems & Question Sets

  • Alone (Poem)
  • Social Media (Poem)
  • Thoughts by Sara Teasdale (Poem)
  • The Grass by Emily Dickinson (Poem)

6. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • An Unexpected Adventure- 860L
  • Immigrant (Poem)


Magicore is a Certified Lexile Partner:

⭐️See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.


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