RI.4.2 Main Idea and Details



This RI.4.2 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.4.2. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the unit is still valuable to use when teaching 4th grade students to find main idea and find key details and evidence in an informational 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
  • 10 Graphic Organizers
  • 7 Lexile leveled Passages (levels listed below)
  • 6 Interactive Pieces (for notebook or plain paper)
  • 12 Task Cards to use with any text
  • 1 Summative Assessment (with answer key)

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

  • What’s Energy- 910L
  • Owen and Mzee- 880L
  • States of Matter- 890L
  • Early Colonists- 740L
  • Branches of Government- 970L
  • Marathon Runners- 1050L
  • Sun Safety- 1040L
  • Sculpted by Nature- 1160L
  • Assessment Reading #1- 940L
  • Assessment Reading #2- 970L

Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

If you’re interested in using only the digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers, you can buy the 4th Grade Digital bundle here. This only comes with digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers.

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 [email protected].