RI.2.2 Main Topic and Key Details



This RI.2.2 Main Topic and Key Details unit is packed full of standards-based lesson plans, professionally Lexiled passages, and activities to use while you are teaching the standard RI.2.2. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the unit is still valuable to use when teaching students how to find the main topic and support with key details in a text or a multi-paragraph 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 RI.2.2 pack you will receive:

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

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

  • Cleaning the House- 590L
  • How Camels Survive- 570L
  • Plants- 590L
  • In the Ocean- 580L
  • Getting Ready- 690L
  • Hospitals- 590L
  • ‘Sit, Stay’- 540L
  • Making Ice Cream- 540L
  • Becoming Famous- 580L
  • Making Better Choices- 520L
  • Water Ahead- 680L
  • Assessment Reading #1- 560L
  • Assessment Reading #2- 550L

Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

If you’re interested in using only the digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers, you can buy the 2nd Grade Digital bundle here. This only comes with digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers.

*Update– A few lessons have been changed, and 3 new passages have been added, so that there are more differences between 1st and 2nd grade sets. The 1st Grade version of this standard has similar activities, but there are different topics.*

This RI.2.2 Main Topic and Key Details unit 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].

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