RI.3.2 Main Idea and Details


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File Size: 4 MB


This RI.3.2 Main Idea and Details unit is packed full of standards-based lesson plans, professionally Lexiled passages, and activities to use while you are teaching the standard RI.3.2. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the unit is still valuable to use when teaching 3rd grade students to find the main idea and support key details in a text.

*There is now a digital component included in this resource. The passages and graphic organizers are now created in Google Slides. You can get access to the digital versions on page 5 of the PDF. (The lesson plans, small group activities, and assessments are not digitally converted at this time.)*

In the pack you will receive:

  • 3 Mini Lessons
  • 8 Graphic Organizers
  • 7 Lexile leveled Passages (levels listed below)
  • 6 Interactive Pieces (for notebook or plain paper)
  • 12 Task Cards for any Text
  • 1 Summative Assessment (with answer key)
  • Answer Keys for certain lesson plan activities, all passages, and assessment

The reading passages and assessments are now professionally leveled by Lexile.

  • Changes for America- 780L
  • The Pacific Crest Trail- 860L
  • The Ocean Habitat- 780L
  • Staying Safe- 790L
  • Making Better Choices- 790L
  • Water Ahead!- 790L
  • “Sit. Stay.”- 680L
  • Assessment Reading #1- 790L
  • Assessment Reading #2- 770L

Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

If you’re interested in using only the digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers, you can buy the 3rd Grade Digital bundle here. This only comes with digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers.

Please keep in mind that the 2nd grade version of this packet is similar, but the 3rd grade version has a few different activities and passages with harder text. 2nd grade also focuses on main topic, where 3rd grade focuses on main idea.

SAVE BIG! Buy this pack in 2 possible bundles.
Click here for the READING bundle.
Click here for the ELA ALL-YEAR curriculum bundle.

This purchase is for one single classroom only.
If you’re interested in sharing with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at jessica.L.tobin@gmail.com.


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