Main Idea Differentiated Bundle – 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades


Main Idea Differentiated Bundle 2nd-5th Grade

⭐️Students of all reading levels can learn and practice main idea skills with these 24 unique Lexile® certified close reading comprehension passages and question sets that span CCSS Text Complexity Bands for 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th grades.


⭐️Reading comprehension passages are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing main idea skills. Aligned to RI2.2, RI3.2, RI4.2 & RI5.2, students learn to identify the topic, main idea, and details of a text, and the focus of specific paragraphs within the text. Differentiation allows scaffolding for each student.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for helping students learn main idea skills.


⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and four skills-focused test passages. Questions for passages focus on the specific standard for each grade range.


⭐️Broad differentiation makes this bundle perfect for:

  • 2nd & 3rd grade classes with on, and above- level readers
  • 4th & 5th grade classes with below and on-level readers


Key Features:

✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd grade/3rd grade and 4th grade/5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L and 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 passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


Teachers & Students ❤️LOVE❤️ These Resources:

★ 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!


★ 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:

Resource 1: Main Idea and Details – 2nd Grade RI.2.2 & 3rd Grade RI.3.2

1. Topic, Main Idea, Details Anchor Charts & Journal Pages

2. Main Idea Puzzle

3. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Mercury- 480L
  • Harriet Tubman- 480L
  • The Amish Way of Life- 500L
  • Bears- 530L
  • How to Make Pancakes- 610L
  • Anaconda Snakes- 740L
  • The Wampanoag Native Americans- 760L
  • Thunder and Lightning- 780L
  • Ryan Hreljac Makes His Mark-790L
  • The Super Bowl- 810L

4. Topic, Main Idea, Details Test

  • The Tower of London- 680L
  • Labor Day- 760L


Resource 2: Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction 4th Grade RI.4.2 5th Grade RI.5.2

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:

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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Resources Included with Main Idea Differentiated Bundle 2nd-5th Grade

Main Idea & Details – RI.2.2 & RI.3.2

Main Idea & Details – RI.4.2 & RI.5.2


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