Lesson Pack for RI.5.2 (Main Idea and Writing Summaries)

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This was a great resource for small group; I used it for reteaching and it really helped the students that were struggling.
Very engaging resource! This resource aligns phenomenally with RI 5.2 and was exactly what my students needed for practice!
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  1. This product contains several resources to help you teach engaging lessons for all 10 CCSS ELA Reading Informational Text (RI) standards for 5th grade.****All lesson packs contain the following resources:Lesson ProgressionSuggestions about how you can use these resources to teach an engaging lesson
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This product contains several resources to help you teach, review, and assess CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2.

RI.5.2 says students should, "Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text."

This product contains the following resources:

Lesson Progression

Suggestions about how you can use these resources to teach an engaging lesson on RI.5.2. This 3-page document explains how to use each resource.

Informational Passage #1

A nonfiction text about gymnastics star Gabby Douglas. This passage is about her childhood. The passage is 519 words and is written on a fifth-grade reading level.

Main Idea Activity

In this activity, students are given two main ideas from passage #1. They are asked to highlight details from the passage that support each main idea. Then they must write one of the sentences they highlighted and explain why that sentence supports the main idea.

Write a Summary

On this page, students must write a summary of passage #1. The question is worded in a way to help students understand what they must write about in order to write a complete summary of the passage.

Informational Passage #2

This passage is about Gabby's professional gymnastics career. It is 979 words long and is written on a fifth-grade level. This is provided as a fresh read for assessment or reteaching purposes.

Quiz Over Passage #2

Includes four multiple-choice questions and one short-answer question about passage #2. All questions correlate to RI.5.2. This will allow you to determine whether or not your students understand RI.5.2.

Answer Key For All Assignments


In addition to these paper resources, the passages are also available in Google Slides. The quiz is also available in Google Forms. The second page of this file contains links to make copies of those resources to your Google Drive if you want. If not, you can just print the resources from the PDF file.


Please note: If you have already purchased my paired texts about Gabby Douglas and Shawn Johnson(Grades 5-6), please be aware this product contains two of the passages found in that resource.

Please remember, this purchase is for the use of one teacher. It is not intended to be shared. Please purchase an additional license if more than one teacher will be using it.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.


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