RI.4.2 Worksheets, Workbooks, Lesson Plans, and Games

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2

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

These worksheets, workbooks, and lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

Worksheets

Find the Main Idea: Shark
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Shark
Kids will learn about sharks as they read this short and informative worksheet.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Note Taking
Worksheet
Note Taking
Leave pending - for workbook only.
Year 5
Worksheet
Main Idea: At the Movies
Worksheet
Main Idea: At the Movies
Pass the popcorn! Help students get creative by inventing movie titles based on the main idea.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Practise writing nonfiction summaries as you read and learn about an interesting ocean creature.
Year 6
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find & Support the Main Idea: The Transcontinental Railroad
Worksheet
Find & Support the Main Idea: The Transcontinental Railroad
As your students complete this close reading exercise, they will learn about the Transcontinental Railroad while practising their active reading skills.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find & Support the Main Idea: Dia de Los Muertos
Worksheet
Find & Support the Main Idea: Dia de Los Muertos
Children learn about Día de los Muertos as they practise finding and supporting the main idea in this nonfiction comprehension worksheet.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Lesson Plans

Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Lesson plan
Sum It Up: Introduction to Writing Summaries
Students are often taught that written pieces should be long and detailed, but this isn't the case when it comes to summaries. This lesson gives students the chance to practise keeping summaries concise in a fun and engaging way.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Reading Closely
Lesson plan
Reading Closely
Young readers will love this story-filled reading comprehension lesson. It's packed with engaging exercises designed to help students become better at looking for details and annotating passages of text.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Endangered Species Exploration
Lesson plan
Endangered Species Exploration
Teach your students the importance of text features with informational readings about endangered species around the world. This lesson on wildlife doubles as a great way for young learners to hone their reading comprehension skills.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Biomes: Comparing and Contrasting
Lesson plan
Biomes: Comparing and Contrasting
This lesson combines an introduction to biomes with some fun Venn diagram exercises. Not only will students learn more about nature, they'll also learn how to make comparisons between different things in nature.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Jazzy Bio Poems
Lesson plan
Jazzy Bio Poems
Integrate reading, writing, and social studies in this lesson about famous jazz musicians! This lesson would fit perfectly in a unit about biographies or Black History Month.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Reading to Find the Main Idea and Details
Lesson plan
Reading to Find the Main Idea and Details
Informational texts isn't just found in textbooks. In this reading lesson, kids will examine the writing of a intermediate student and use it to learn more about main ideas and supporting details.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Workbooks

Gross Symbiosis
Workbook
Gross Symbiosis
Nature documentaries might make the animal world seem graceful, but it's actually pretty gross! Explore all the icky, sticky and smelly things animals do to help each other survive in the wild.
Year 5
Reading & Writing
Workbook

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