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 practice this Common Core State Standards skill.

Worksheets

Note Taking
Worksheet
Note Taking
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4th grade
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Practice writing nonfiction summaries as you read and learn about an interesting ocean creature.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find & Support the Main Idea: Dia de Los Muertos
Worksheet
Find & Support the Main Idea: Dia de Los Muertos
As your students complete this close reading exercise, they will learn about the Day of the Dead while practicing their active reading skills.
4th grade
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 practicing their active reading skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Native American Foods
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Native American Foods
As your students complete this reading comprehension exercise, they will learn about Native American Foods and practice finding the main idea.
4th grade
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 practice keeping summaries concise in a fun and engaging way.
4th grade
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.
4th grade
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.
4th grade
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.
4th grade
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.
4th grade
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 middle school student and use it to learn more about main ideas and supporting details.
4th grade
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook

Games

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Exercises

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