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Applying Literacy Skills to Core Subjects

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Literacy skills are not limited to language arts. Middle schoolers apply literacy skills every time they open a science textbook, read a primary source document, interpret an explanation of a complex mathematics concept, and learn a new...
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Reading Informational Text: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Develop informational reading skills that your students can bring to every academic textbook, newspaper article, or political speech they encounter. With lesson plans, projects, and reading passages, a collection featuring resources that...
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Strategies for Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teaching reading in the content areas presents its own set of challenges and requires its own set of skills. Learning how to preview a text, how to analyze headings and graphics, topics and subtopics, to recognize claims and evidence...
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Literacy Beyond the Language Arts Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Celebrate reading across the curriculum with a collection of lessons and worksheets that bring literature and informational text to life in math, science, social studies, and music. Each resource prompts interdisciplinary instruction...
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Reading Across the Lower Elementary Curriculum

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Who doesn't love a good story? Cover your basic subjects—English language arts, math, science, and social studies—with a collection comprised of lesson plans, activities, projects, and worksheets all of which focus on a story book...
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Words by Heart: Question Answer Relationship

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Even though readers investigate matters of the heart, this activity promotes the inner workings of learners' brains. The fifth lesson of six has the teacher first model the strategy to the class before having small groups practice. To...
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Falling for Jazz

For Students 5th Standards
Fifth graders read a short story and answer questions based on what they read.
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Eyewitness to History: Storm Warning

For Students 5th Standards
Fifth graders read an informational passage and answer questions based on what they read. The focus skill in the resource is making predictions.
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Sunlight in the Night

For Students 1st Standards
First graders read a short passage on the moon. Then, they respond to four multiple choice, two short answer, and one discussion question.
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Reading Skills Profile

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Assess your young learners' reading skills, from sounding out words to general comprehension and identifying facts vs. opinions, with this excellent worksheet. The resource also includes a goal-setting worksheet that focuses...
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Folk Tales and Fables

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Pages and pages of engaging activities, worksheets, and writing projects on teaching folktales and fables await you! You don't want to miss this incredible resource that not only includes a wide range of topics and graphic organizers,...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Chapter 1 Prediction Chart

For Students 7th - 12th
Readers of To Kill A Mockingbird use context clues and narrator comments in Chapter One of Harper Lee’s classic novel to predict the impact of characters and setting on the plot and character interactions. Learners then define a list of...
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What Do You See at the Pond?

For Teachers K - 2nd
With What Do You See at the Pond?, young readers explore pond life and practice reading strategies. Learners first make predictions and then read the simple story independently. After a second read-through with a partner, kids come...
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The Color of My Words

For Students 4th - 6th
Leading readers through a discussion of the book The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph, a series of activities provides comprehension questions and other techniques and strategies to enhance understanding. This worksheet can help learners...
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Silly Illustrations

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
New ReviewA riveting read-aloud begins a lesson all about Dr. Seauss's nonsense words. Scholars listen carefully, examine illustrations, then discuss the meaning of three nonsense words. Class members make up a new nonsense word, define it, and...
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Read with Me

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A lesson boosts reading comprehension with strategies that focus on using text features to make predictions, inferences, share details, and decipher unknown vocabulary words. Pairs read a story together then discuss their most memorable...
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AP® English Language: Reading and Writing Analytically

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How can teachers ensure their pupils are well prepared for the AP® English exam? The reference material is a good place to start! Educators read seven essays detailing best practices for teaching scholars to read critically and write...
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How to Learn Like a Pro!

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What's the best way to ace an exam or pass a difficult class? Scholars find out using an information-packed eBook. Pupils read about learning styles, study skills, test-taking strategies, and other topics associated with maximizing...
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Indiana K-12 Educators’ Resource Toolkit

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Imagine a tool that magically engages readers in the classroom. A handbook for Indiana educators doesn't guarantee success, but it does offer a variety of strategies for teachers to try. The handbook opens with research-based theory...
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A Good Read

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach your readers strategies for breaking down informational texts. Pupils develop and implement the tools they'll need to decode texts for the rest of their lives with an informational resource that focuses on the structure and...
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TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 15

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do a cheetah, Audi commercial, and air have in common? They're all topics of an engaging inquiry-based, hands-on workshop for educators about background knowledge, reading strategies, the CER model, and argumentative writing. The...
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Essential Elements Cards

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use essential elements cards to help lesson plan! Each card contains an informational text common core standard for grade levels six through eight and suggestions for activities and supports. Cards address skills such as citing textual...
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Touching Spirit Bear: Directed Thinking Activity

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Can you guess what is going to happen in a story just by looking at the cover? Readers engage in a directed-reading activity in which they preview the text from Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen, read to find an answer, and re-read...
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Where the Red Fern Grows: Graphic Organizer, Story Map

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How do you grow a goal from a dream to reality? You make a plan! After reading chapters two and three of Where the Red Fern Grows, learners map how Billy earns his dogs by completing an organizer in pairs and then discussing answers in...
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Zach’s Lie: The K-W-H-L Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The attached resource is no lie! The K-W-H-L activity, which is fourth in a series of seven, serves as a pre- and post-assessment. First, pupils brainstorm what they know about a specific topic, then they list what they want to know, how...
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Zach’s Lie: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The class explores the truths and lies regarding Zach's Lie through a well-written anticipation guide. First in a series of seven resources, the guide addresses themes within the text. The class collaboratively discusses their feelings...
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Words By Heart: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The anticipation guide for Words by Heart is the first of a series of six, contains lesson plans for the activity as well as a handout to be completed individually, in pairs, or as a class. It sparks interest for the text and activates...
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Treasure Island: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Captain Long John Silver himself would consider this anticipation guide a treasure. Full of rereading predictions for readers to consider, the anticipation guide makes the class excited to begin reading Robert Lois Stevenson's Treasure...
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Touching Spirit Bear: Directed Reading Thinking Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What experiences lead people to change and how do they do it? After reading about Cole's encounter with Touching Spirit Bear, readers complete the second out of a series of five activities to predict future events in the text. The...
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Touching Spirit Bear: Question Answer Response Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What types of questions help readers learn the most? Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders learn how to ask four types of questions from the Question Answer Response (QAR) reading strategy to help grow their comprehension of Touching Spirit...
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The Westing Game: Anticipation Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are all criminals bad people? Pupils answer this and other compelling questions in an anticipation guide for The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. Designed for learners to complete before reading the text, the...
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Zach’s Lie: Questioning Strategy – Cubing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Your class won't be a bunch of squares from using this well-rounded activity! Instead, they'll be expressing thoughtful questions using the cubing strategy. The class brainstorms questions of increasing rigor about Zach's Lie in the...
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Zach’s Lie: Magic Squares

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Individuals match vocabulary words within a magic square, a concept that ties in nicely with math class. The words are all located in Zach's Lie and were specifically selected to increase comprehension of the text. Fifth in a series of...
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Words by Heart: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sad, depressed, miserable, inconsolable, forlorn: so many synonyms have a lot of variety with their connotations. Through the guided imagery activity, writers explore the use of connotation and its influence on imagery and description by...
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Where the Red Fern Grows: Question Answer Response Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
What makes a good question? Middle schoolers explore the use of questioning through QAR, the question answer response strategy, while reading Where the Red Fern Grows. They learn about the four types of questions: right there, think and...
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Uncle Tom's Cabin

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin is rich with historical elements, figurative language, compelling characters, and a devastating plot. Guide readers through the novel with a series of activities designed to activate...
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Reading Assignments: Crash Course Study Skills #2

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What's the difference between recognition and recall? Which one will help you on the test? Learn more about reading strategies and retaining information from large sections of text with the second video in a playlist about study skills.
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Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Watch literacy scores rise as upper elementary and middle school young scholars begin to improve their reading comprehension using these think-aloud strategies. Versatile for multiple grade levels and reading units, the activities focus...
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Compare and Contrast - Popcorn

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Discover why popcorn pops and how it found its way to the movie theatre with a activity that reinforces comparing and contrasting skills. Scholars read two brief passages then share through writing the similarities and differences they...
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Preparing for Guided Reading

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Differentiate reading instruction with the help of graphic organizers, worksheets, and assessments designed to create an organized base for successful small reading groups and growth among early readers.
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From "First Crossing"

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young scholars look closely at four tales taken from the collection of short stories, First Crossing edited by Donald R. Galloby. While examining the life of four teenagers and the lives they lead as U.S. immigrants, your enthusiastic...
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Esperanza Rising

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Accompany a reading of the novel, Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan, with a series of lessons that dive deep into the literary world of a young girl and the journey she takes to start a new life. Lessons and their...
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Sample Guided Reading Lesson for Emergent Readers

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Give your guided reading lesson plan a boost with a sample lesson plan designed to reinforce academic content covered in previous assessments. The sample plan describes how the story and activities were chosen and offers the following...
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The Music Concert

For Students 2nd Standards
Second graders read an informational text passage on music concerts and then answer questions based on what they read.
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The Moon

For Students 2nd Standards
Second graders read a short informational text passage about the moon and answer a series of questions based on what they read.
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Fight for Equality: Thurgood Marshall

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Students read an informational text passage on Thurgood Marshall and his contribution to African Americans' rights, and then answer questions based on what they read.
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Walk Two Moons: Question Answer Relationship Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers develop a strategy as they read excerpts from Walk Two Moons. Using question and answer relationship strategies class members bolster their reading comprehension as they appropriately identify and create questions.
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Fourth-Grade Text-Based Intervention

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Provide young readers with the extra support they need using this series of 10 literacy lessons. Following a repeated sequence of learning activities, these lessons engage children in expanding their vocabulary and developing their...
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Second and Third Grade Explicit Phonics Intervention

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Support all young learners on their journey to literacy with this five-lesson reading intervention unit. Following a clearly outlined format, each lesson first engages children in practicing their phonemic awareness and phonics skills...
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Second-Grade Comprehension-Based Intervention

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Help your youngsters find meaning in the text they read with this series of five intervention lessons. Offering explicit, step-by-step instructions for walking children through shared readings of leveled books, these...
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Second-Grade Explicit Intervention

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Unfortunately, not all students learn to read at the same pace, but with the help of this resource, you can ensure that they all receive the support they need to reach this important goal. Comprised of short literacy activities, these...
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: DR-TA Strategy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Making predictions is an excellent reading strategy. Work on building this into your pupils' toolkit of strategies by trying out the process outlined here for reading the very beginning of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. The...
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My Antonia: During Reading Strategy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Home in on the quote on this page to explore setting, the author's and character's voices, and plot in Willa Cather's My Antonia. Pupils draw a picture of what is described in the quote, discuss the content, and make connections to their...
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Summer Reading Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Provide parents with the tools they need to bridge the summer learning gap with this collection of fun activities. Whether it's creating an alphabet poster with illustrations for each letter, playing a game of sight word concentration,...
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 6 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 6th Standards
With the end of the year quickly approaching it's time to find out exactly how much your sixth graders have learned. Specifically designed for the Common Core ELA standards, this practice test gives students five reading passages,...
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 4 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 4th Standards
The time has come to find out what your fourth grade readers have learned after another year of hard work. This Common Core-designed practice assessment provides two reading passages, one narrative and one expository, that children must...
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 3 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 3rd Standards
Monitor your third graders' progress with the Common Core ELA standards with this practice assessment. Provided with collection of three narrative reading passages, children must answer a series of evidence-based multiple choice...
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End-Of-Year Practice Test (Grade 3, ELA/Literacy)

For Students 3rd Standards
The end of the year has arrived, which means it's time to find out what your third graders have learned with this practice Common Core assessment. Presented with one narrative and one expository reading passage, young learners answer a...
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 11 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 11th Standards
Support your eleventh graders with a practice assessment for the Common Core tests. The practice test features a series of literary and informational passages and related multiple choice and essay questions. An online version is also...
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 11 ELA/Literacy)

For Teachers 11th Standards
Set up a solid foundation for learners going into Common Core testing by taking some time to complete this practice test. Class members answer questions about both literary and informational texts, with an emphasis on textual evidence....
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 10 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 10th Standards
Get an idea of how your class members might perform on the Common Core tests with a comprehensive practice test. The assessment includes literary and informational passages for learners to read an analyze. Pupils respond to a series of...
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 10 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 10th Standards
Common Core testing is approaching, so why not provide your pupils with appropriate practice? This practice assessment includes both literary and informational passages for class members to examine and answer questions about. Also...
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 9 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 9th Standards
What better way to prepare your class for Common Core testing than with a practice test? The practice test includes several reading passages, both literary and informational, and learners respond to multiple choice questions about these...
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 9 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 9th Standards
Ready your pupils for Common Core testing by providing them with practice. For this assessment, learners read and respond to a variety of different passages in both multiple-choice and essay format. An online version is also included.
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 8 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 8th Standards
Common Core testing on your mind? Ease your class into the test by requiring pupils to take this practice test. The focus of this test is reading. Learners read several passages, both literary and informational, and respond to multiple...
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 8 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 8th Standards
Support your learners on their way toward success with Common Core testing by providing this practice test. Your class members will read several passages, both literary and informational, and respond to multiple choice and essay...
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 7 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 7th Standards
Give your class a taste of the Common Core with a practice test that includes both literary and informational reading passages. Pupils respond to related multiple choice questions and longer written response questions. See the materials...
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End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 7 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 7th Standards
Prepare your pupils for Common Core testing with this practice test. The test includes one fictional text and four informational texts for learners to read and answer questions about. Also included are answer keys, an online version, and...
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Maniac Magee: The Cloze Procedure

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Fill in the blanks with a Cloze activity based on Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. After listening to a passage read out loud, kids complete the worksheet by using their memories and context clues.
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Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban: KWHL Strategy

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
J.K. Rowling's world of wizards and magic focuses on some topics that relate to our own society, especially in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Have kids complete a KWHL chart (what they know, what they want to know, how they...
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Literacy Center Plans

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
When planning for your next learning stations or literacy center activity, use this resource as an outline for what will happen at each center, which students will be involved in each group, and how the small group activities will...
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Predict What Happens

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Gaze into the future with your crystal ball! Pupils write down their predictions on the lines provided within the crystal ball.
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Main Idea

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The main idea of this resource is that you should take a look if you're planning to teach main ideas in your class! Cover just about everything you need to know about main ideas with a packet of materials that includes information and...
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Help Your Child Become a Better Reader

For Parents 1st - 6th
Ensure that your learners can read both fiction and nonfiction texts with ease! This resource includes questions that individuals can ask themselves while reading either type of text to help learners comprehend the text, make...
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Read Like a Detective

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Encourage your young readers to become true detectives in their next literary adventure! Here you'll find an attractive display that will prompt your learners to constantly be looking for clues, asking questions, making cases about the...
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A Smart Reader

For Teachers K - 5th
Teach your class what it means to be a smart reader with this simple classroom poster. Including short I am statements describing seven different reading strategies, this is a great resource for improving students' reading comprehension...
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A Research Toolkit of 12 Reading Strategies for the Foreign Language Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learning to read is not a simple task, but there are methods for assisting pupils as they develop literacy skills. The first four pages of this resource include information about language development and reading development, as well as...
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Determine the Central Idea of a Text

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
So, what's the main idea here? Pose this question to your young readers using some key points of instruction from this resource. While much of the video is focused on one interpretation of the given anchor text, you can emphasize the...
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Using Informational Text Features and Learning Freaky Frog Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd Standards
What kind of text features help children build a strong vocabulary? Class members use text features such as headers to unpack new vocabulary words. They create vocabulary journals in which they will write what they think the definition...
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QAR: Question Answer Relationships with an example from Canyons by Gary Paulsen

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As you're reading Gary Paulsen's tale of self discovery and adventure, Canyons, bring this questioning strategy into your classroom. The QAR questioning strategy is meant to encourage a deeper analysis of the text, as some questions are...
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Sticky Note Discussions

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Scholars use sticky notes to increase reading comprehension. They read a book selection and stop periodically to place sticky notes on items they want to discuss. They then write a short note, summary, or question on the sticky note to...
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"Clean Water Act"

For Students 7th - 9th
Read the short reading passage entitled "Clean Water Act" to help your class build reading fluency and comprehension. While most questions focus on recall, learners are asked to use the context to define select vocabulary words. This...
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Sentence Completion 15: Low-Advanced SAT Level

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Do your pupils need extra practice with sentence completion? Learners will have to employ a variety of strategies to answer correctly the six multiple-choice prompts on the worksheet. A richly detailed answer/explanation key is included....
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Reading Comprehension 4 Level 12

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Designed for English language learners, this reading passage and its accompanying questions focus on autism spectrum disorders. Find a way to interest your readers before handing them this somewhat heavy reading, as even many...
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"Guermo's Surprise"

For Students 6th - 8th
Have you ever thrown a surprise party? Use this question to engage your intermediate English language learners. After a brief discussion, read the passage "Guermo's Surprise," and have learners answer the 10 multiple-choice questions...
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Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird

For Students 8th - 9th
Can you name the most important themes in To Kill a Mockingbird? Help your class study seven themes throughout their reading of the classic. They search for examples linking to education, bravery/cowardice, racial prejudice, social class...
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Reading Comprehension 1: Level 8

For Students 8th - 10th
Do you have an e-reader? Engage your class with this question before assigning them to read the passage. As they read, encourage them to mark the text. Without referring back to the text, can they complete the 11 reading comprehension...
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Reading Strategies for Decoding Tricky Words

For Teachers K - 2nd
Help primary school pupils learn valuable reading strategies. As they choral read a poster or big book, they predict covered words and learn various reading strategies for figuring out an unknown word. This will help them gain an...
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Reading Comprehension 1

For Students 11th - 12th
Bring this non-fiction text into your eleventh and twelfth grade classrooms. Your high schoolers will read the long passage provided, and use the information to complete eight multiple-choice questions. The answer sheet details where one...
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Reading Comprehension 4

For Students 8th - 10th
Frequent reading practice leads to increased fluency and reading comprehension. Help develop reading skills in your high schoolers with this reading passage and the questions that follow. The answer sheet is incredibly detailed; it...
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Reading Comprehension 3

For Students 10th - 11th
Prepare your classes for the impending state testing! Give each student the reading passage and questions, and then set the timer. Encourage them to use specific reading strategies to improve comprehension. They could start by reading...
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When Is a Noun a Verb? Examining Double Duty Words

For Teachers 6th - 9th
The New York Times' Learning Network provides great lessons! This one uses articles from the paper to help readers understand homonyms like mail (verb and noun). It also includes an exercise in reading informational text. Links to the...
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Reading and Responding: Lesson 3

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Reinforce comprehension of informational text. This is a one-on-one lesson intended to build an internal dialogue the reader can use to boost overall comprehension. They work independently with a tutor or teacher to read a nonfiction...
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Arkansas and NAFTA

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Build literacy through social studies and reading strategies. This lesson focuses on using pre-reading, vocabulary building, and comprehension questions to boost literacy while educating learners on international trade, NAFTA, and...
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Jump-Start the Reading of Authentic Latin

For Teachers Higher Ed
Are your advanced learners reading authentic Latin this year? Whether you're teaching Caesar, Cicero or Virgil, use some of these strategies to map out your unit. What do you focus on? Consider taking small passages and making that the...
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Comprehension Strategy Instruction: Questioning

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Providing learners with a solid armory of reading strategies is a good way to help them build better reading comprehension. The teacher will model how to use a questioning checklist to better understand what she is reading. Pupils will...
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Where the Red Fern Grows: Anticipation Guide Strategy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
How do you rise above your challenges? This is a question the anticipation guide for Where the Red Fern Grows answers. Full of questions and direct statements about themes of the text, pupils investigate whether or not the writer would...
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Out of the Dust: Questioning Strategies

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Bloom's Taxonomy is a great way to address the many levels of comprehension. With explanations and examples of each level, you can create questions that focus on knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
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Getting Started with Guided Reading Co reading strategies, reading fluency

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Looking for tips and strategies for starting up guided reading in your class? You'll find plenty of information here, along with activity ideas, materials for pupils, questions to ask, and other related materials.
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Lesson Plan for Scaffolding Complex Texts

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Enhance a class read-aloud of the children's story Hi! Fly Guy with this reading comprehension activity. Children first listen as the teacher reads the story, stopping along the way to discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. The book is then...
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Cloze Reading: The House on Mango Street

For Students 7th - 12th
An advocate of cloze reading? “Marin”, a chapter from Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street, is used as the basis of a cloze reading exercise. An answer sheet is provided.
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Comprehension: Identify the Main Idea from Text

For Teachers 1st
Children in first grade listen and read along with the teacher to practice main idea identification. They use the provided reading passages to read, locate the main idea and supporting details. This is a fully scripted lesson plan which...
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Mars Comes Down to Earth: Language Arts Tutorial Activity

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Have a young reader who needs extra help? The article Mars Come Down to Earth provides an opportunity for additional reading practice. Working with a tutor, a student reads the story aloud, completes a question sheet, and then discusses...
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What Can Go?

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Go is a very exciting verb. Explore a variety of objects that go. This presentation contains seven repetitive sentences that all contain the word go and an image of the object going. This is great for early or prereaders; have them read...
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Jump Ship To Freedom: A Mindwing Lesson

For Teachers 5th
Focusing on chapters 1-4 from the book, Jump Ship to Freedom, this helpful resource outlines critical thinking questions using evidence from the text to deepen overall reading comprehension. Note: Familiarity with mindwing concepts is...
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Reading Comprehension

For Teachers 3rd
After listening to a story learners engage in a kinesthetic activity to answer comprehension and critical thinking questions. Finally, the students identify three main facts about the story. Extensions include a fact and opinion...
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Using Context Clues

For Teachers 3rd
Teach your third graders how to find the meanings of words using context clues. Using this reading lesson, discuss how readers can find the meaning of a word by using the sentences around it. They then complete a worksheet in which they...
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Reader Rabbit's - Vowel Pound

For Teachers 1st
Using a variety of strategies, learners practice decoding words with short vowel sounds. Students read words in a list, practice decoding, and sort words based on the short vowel sounds. While these activities are designed for use with a...
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Unlocking Words with Context Clues

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Solve the mystery of the missing word with a lesson on context clues. Elementary readers apply their knowledge of word meanings to informational text with unfamiliar words. They determine definitions using context clues and discuss how...
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Sentence Completion 7: High-Intermediate Level

For Students 8th - 10th
Need another sentence completion activity? The great thing about this one is the extensive answer/explanation key that accompanies the exercise.  The key pinpoints the clues, strategies, and logic used  to determine the correct answer...
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Reading Comprehension 2: Level 11

For Students 8th - 10th
Engage your class by asking them how many passwords they think they currently have. This article brings to light the crazy amount of passwords the average computer user has! After reading the article, kids complete the multiple-choice...
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Reading Comprehension: Level 9

For Students 8th - 10th
Whether you're preparing your class for upcoming state testing, or you're giving them opportunities to practice different reading strategies, this packet is useful. High schoolers read the passage (one page in length) and complete the 10...
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Reading Comprehension 5

For Students 8th - 9th
Is the hamburger in that fast food commercial real? Interest your class in this reading assignment by playing a short fast food commercial using YouTube. Then, give your class this reading passage, and have them complete the multiple...
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Interactive Read Aloud

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learning how to deliver good literacy instruction is key to becoming a successful teacher. This resource isn't so much a lesson plan as it is a guide to leading children in an interactive read-aloud session to increase fluency,...
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Reading Comprehension 4

For Students 11th - 12th
Ever needed a reason to stop eating meat? Read this interesting (and slightly disgusting) passage with your class to assess reading comprehension. 
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Reading Comprehension 8 Level 9

For Students 9th - 10th
Interest your class with the idea of exquisite paintings and the forgeries created from them. This is a reading task; English language learners or native speakers read the text and answer the six questions that follow. Questions focus on...
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Sebastian Learns to Fly

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Read Jenny Feely's Sebastian Learns to Fly and guide your learners through the various reading activities provided. Reading comprehension is the focus, and youngsters also complete a writing connection. Sentence frames are provided for...
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Poetry Introduction: Reading Strategy and Response

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders analyze a poem. In this poetry analysis lesson students read a poem, analyze it, and write a response. They write about their own thoughts on the poem's meaning and any feelings they have about the poem.
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The Impact of Disease on Our Lives

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students write a report about infectious diseases where they demonstrate their understanding of new terminology. In this writing lesson, students analyze the effect of disease in their lives and and make scientific inquiry about the...
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Identifying a Title for a Passage Based on the Main Idea

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a title. In this lesson students read a passage and discuss the main idea. Students determine the main idea for each paragraph of the passage. Students choose a main idea for the passage and use the main idea to...
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

For Teachers K
Students demonstrate beginning reading strategies. In this Chicka Chicka Boom Boom lesson plan, students identify upper case letters of the alphabet while relating them to a selection of literature.
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Reading: Sequence

For Students 6th - 8th
In this reading skills and strategies worksheet, students look for sequence in the provided reading selection as they complete a graphic organizer. Students also identify the sequence of events about a day that especially memorable for...
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Reading and Responding -- Lesson 14

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work independently or in a small group to (1) read a fictional passage, (2) use context clues to define unfamiliar vocabulary, (3) use comprehension strategies, and (4) make inferences. Reading passages and comprehension...
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Part Two: A Truly Inspirational Book List for Teachers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The second article of my two-part series on terrific books for teachers.
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Tornado Journal

For Students 4th - 6th
Is Tornado on your list of books to read with your class? If so, include this packet of worksheets to enrich the learning experience. This resource will elicit reader response, assist with prediction and character analysis, and...
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Strategies to Build Comprehension Skills

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Reading strategies that realy work. Here is an introduction of six active reading strategies to improve reading comprehension. Super helpful for newer teachers.
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The Lazy Pig

For Teachers K
Students practice reading fluently. In this reading lesson plan, students read a level C book and practice tracking with their finger and sweeping to every next sentence. Students also use pictures to help them figure out new words. 
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Active Reading

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this active reading worksheet, students develop strategies to make text relevant to their own lives and experiences. Students make a list of active reading objectives and then list strategies to use to reach the objectives.
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The Language of Our World

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students make inferences about characters in poetry. In this literature activity, students read poetry and prose to determine how characters handle conflict in each of the genres.
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During Reading Strategies (Visualization)

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners develop and apply strategies using visualization. For this reading lesson, students listen to sounds and draw images that depict the audio recordings. Learners then apply this visualization strategy to nonfiction material read...
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The Main Man

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners explore visualizing stories by completing a graphic organizer. In this reading strategy lesson, students read the story Pecos Bill by Steven Kellog and identify the setting, main characters and their interpretations. Learners...
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Reading Strategies

For Students 4th - 5th
For this reading strategies worksheet, students review several different ways to improve their reading skills and reading comprehension.
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Cause and Effect

For Students 4th - 5th
In this cause and effect worksheet, learners read the story and select the best answer relating to cause and effect. Students answer 5 questions.
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Reading: Sequence

For Students 6th - 9th
In this reading skills and strategies worksheet, students look for sequence in the provided reading selection as they complete a graphic organizer. Students also identify a sequence of events pertaining to goals they have set for...
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A Few Good Noses: Read for Detail

For Students 6th - 8th
In this reading skills and strategies activity, students read a 1 page passage titled " A Few Good Noses" and identify important details about the piece as they complete a graphic organizer.
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Lighting Up the World

For Students 6th - 8th
In this problem and solution reading strategies worksheet, students read a 2 page selection about renewable energy and then identify the problems and solutions noted in the essay.
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Reading and Responding -- Lesson 13

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work independently or in a small group to (1) read a fictional passage, (2) use context to define unfamiliar vocabulary, (3) use comprehension strategies, and (4) make inferences. Reading passage and teacher script is...
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Remembering What We Read

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners discover strategies to help them better understand the stories they read. As a familiar story is read to the class, individuals practice answering basic questions about the main characters, settings, problems, etc. while...
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Reading Non-Fiction: Sentence Structure

For Students 6th - 9th
Use this activity to help make explicit the connection between sentence structure, audience, and author's purpose. Readers track and find patterns in sentence structure in various nonfiction texts, and connect it to the purpose of the...
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Student Workbook: Reading Comprehension

For Students 5th - 10th
Teach your class five reading strategies to help them with reading informational texts and literary texts. This packet, designed to help learners prepare for the CAHSEE, provides specific strategies that could be used to help prepare for...
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SOAPStone

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Have your learners use the SOAPSTone strategy to help organize their analysis as they read and prepare to write. This template provides space to write in the name of any document and a space for taking notes on each of the elements of...
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Hot Spots

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Keep an eye on progress with reading and vocabulary using pink and green sticky notes. This resource describes how to set up the sticky note system so that learners can note difficult passages, and teachers can track ability.
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Guidance for Creating Reading Lessons for Dyslexic Students

For Teachers K - 12th
Here are a few practical tips and sound strategies you can use in writing effective reading lessons for your pupil with dyslexia. The resource provides simple guidelines and accommodations that can be incorporated into any lesson that...
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Pairing Picture Books with Edith Hamilton's Mythology

For Teachers 7th - 12th
As a before reading strategy, class members select a tale from mythology, examine several picture book versions of the myth, and fill out part of a Venn diagram with observations about the hero in particular and the myth in general.They...
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Required Annotations and the Dialectical Journal

For Students 7th - 9th
Does your class annotate to deepen their understanding of a text? Before they jump into Night by Elie Wiesel, have them practice annotating with a short excerpt. Provided here is a guide to annotation and a two-page excerpt on the...
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Blue Ribbon Readers: Monitoring and Repairing

For Teachers K - 5th
An online interactive activity encourages young readers to employ the monitoring/repairing strategy to become better readers. Class members identify unfamiliar words, decode them, and use them in other contexts.
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Sentence Completion 2: High-Intermediate Level

For Students 9th - 12th
Need a sentence completion activity to give your pupils practice developing their vocabulary and reading comprehension skills?  Whether used as an in-class exercise or take-home practice, the provided answer and explanations key will...
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Sentence Completion 21: Low-Advanced SAT Level

For Students 7th - 9th
Learners must select the best words to complete the six sentences on a worksheet designed to test their critical thinking skills as well as their vocabulary knowledge. The included answer sheet, which details how to determine the correct...
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Reading Comprehension 7

For Students 8th - 9th
Develop reading comprehension! With this resource, your kids will read a passage and focus on reading comprehension. There are a list of seven questions to answer after reading, but consider offering your class a specific strategy to...
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Reading Comprehension

For Students 8th - 9th
Ah, the City of Brotherly Love! Do you know which city I'm talking about? It's Philadelphia. Read this short passage on the city, and have your class complete the questions that follow. Use this to prepare for state-wide testing. 
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Reading Comprehension: "Fried"

For Students 9th - 10th
Prepare your high schoolers for upcoming testing with this reading comprehension practice! Learners will read the passage entitled "Fried," and then they will answer the questions that follow. Most questions focus on defining vocabulary...
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Reading Comprehension: "The Transfers"

For Students 8th - 10th
Get ready for state testing with this resource! First, read the short story "The Transfers." Then, answer the questions that follow. While there are quite a few advanced vocabulary words, they are easy to understand in context. A great...
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Reading Comprehension 1

For Students 8th - 9th
What can jump 150 times its own length? Fleas! Assign this reading passage to your class, and they'll not only develop reading skills, but they'll learn about fleas. After reading the excerpt, they answer the questions that follow. All...
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Reading Comprehension 8

For Students 7th - 8th
What is a gall, and where is one typically located? Learn about this interesting insect home while reading this short passage. If you're looking to give your kids some test prep, this is a great resource for you! After reading the short...
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"The New School" Reading Comprehension

For Students 4th - 6th
Start by reading the multiple-choice questions with your class. Then, read the passage or have learners read it to themselves. This is great preparation for any upcoming reading tests your class may have. 
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Reading Comprehension 6

For Students 7th - 9th
A great resource for advanced English language learners or native speakers working on reading comprehension. Before reading, discuss different reading strategies. Then, after they read the selection, have your class complete the multiple...
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Reading Comprehension

For Students 8th - 9th
What reading strategies improve comprehension? Give your class a few strategies to try while they read this short passage on education and science. Then, have them complete the multiple choice questions that follow. The answers are...
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Reading Comprehension: Nepal

For Students 8th - 9th
It's important to build reading comprehension in your growing learners whether English is their native language or not. Give your eighth and ninth graders this passage about Nepal, a small country north of India. The reading comes with...
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Fears and Phobias

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Take the fear out of reading with this series of three lessons from HotWire Magazine about fears and phobias. Each lesson contains pre-reading and post-reading activities aimed at improving learners' reading comprehension skills with the...
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Looking After Me

For Teachers K - 2nd
After listening to Looking After Me and discussing the lessons learned from the quails parents, students obtain information about quails and answer questions about the events in the story. They complete a worksheet about quails and a...
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Pirate Ship Advertisements

For Teachers 4th
When building reading comprehension and practicing reading strategies the content can be anything. This instructional activity uses Pirate Ships to encourage good reading habits. Students preview vocabulary, read with or without a...
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Minibeasts and Reading Strategies

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore reading strategies through roleplaying. In this reading lesson plan, 4th graders read Wings, Stings, and Wiggly Things by Martin Jenkins. Student groups pretend to be a law firm and identify words as their evidence...
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During Reading Strategies (Prediction, Self-Question, and Correct)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners practice their reading skills. In this reading fluency and comprehension lesson, students read instructor-selected passages and use metacognitive skills to predict, self-question, and correct.
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Vocabulary Word Strips

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this vocabulary word skills worksheet, learners cut out and study the word strips featuring the words acorn, squirrel, windy, sunflower, school, jacket, cider mill, apple, apple cider, raking leaves, rake, pile of leaves, leaves,...
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Predicting

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this reading skills worksheet, students study the picture and circle the sentence that tells what will happen next. Students complete 5 exercises.
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School-Home Links/Book Links - Similarities and Differences

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this close reading worksheet, students write the title and author of a book they've read with their family. Students write what the story is about. Students then write whether they have read a story similar to or different it. Parents...
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Reading Comprehension 6: Funding

For Students 7th - 9th
Although the first question and answer are a little far-fetched, this resource provides a quick assessment of one's reading comprehension. The reading selection is very short, and there are only seven questions given. 
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Reading Skills: Chunking

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Prepare advanced English learners and low-level readers for the reading demands of post-secondary education with skill of chunking. Readers learn to make meaning from phrases rather than individual words, helping them to read more...
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Why Coyote Howls at Night

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Review the strategies of good reading and make connections with writing! In this reading strategies instructional activity, young readers listen to the book Why Coyote Howls at Night. Before, during, and after the reading the teacher...
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Social Structure Under the Aryans

For Students 7th - 8th
The class uses the provided text to fill out a KWL chart. They read 3 paragraphs describing social structure under the Aryans. Next, they fill out the chart using examples or supporting details from the text.
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Pear Harbor is Burning!

For Students 4th - 5th
If you have access to the book, Pearl Harbor is Burning! by Kathleen Kudlinski, then this resource could be very useful. Students will work together to answer and discuss critical thinking questions for each chapter of the book. This...
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Third Grade Fluency Lesson

For Teachers 3rd
Looking for an activity to increase fluency? Third graders will practice reading comprehension by expanding their reading level. They will demonstrate for their teacher their current reading level and then decide on a goal to be reached...
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Bring Down the Barriers: Lesson 3 of 15 In Unit Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners examine issues of discrimination and prejudice. In this cross curricular lesson, students complete journal entries, engage in discussions and analyze vocabulary based on their reading of The Devil's Arithmetic. Learners will...
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Night of the Twister

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use reading strategies for Night of the Twister. In this reading strategies lesson, students name five major catastrophes and books about each. Students complete a vocabulary section, make inferences and predictions, read the...
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Segmenting and Blending with Word Families

For Teachers K
Students sound out CVC words. In this literacy lesson, the teacher guides students through the process of sounding out three-letter words with a as the middle vowel using both repetition and movement. Then students complete a worksheet.
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"The Trumpet of the Swan"

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice decoding words. In this reading strategy instructional activity, 5th graders focus on ways to decode unknown words while reading. Students complete a graphic organizer and read with a partner to practice the...
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Reader's Workshop: Julius

For Teachers 1st
First graders use prior knowledge and reading strategies for the story (Julius).  In this reader's workshop lesson, 1st graders use elbow buddies to discuss parts of the story during guided reading.  Students review reading strategies.
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Book Talks

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students complete book talks with comprehension strategies. In this book summary lesson, students give a presentation to the class about a book they have read. They summarize the book and give an example showing a reading strategy they...
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Guided Reading Lesson: In the Shopping Cart

For Teachers K - 1st
Students participate in a level A guided reading lesson. For this guided reading lesson, students preview and read the book In the Shopping Cart. They find words they know and use a finger to point to each word as they are reading. They...
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Semantic Mapping

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders increase vocabulary and comprehension. In this semantic lesson, 3rd graders read Getting to Know Nature’s Children: Wild Horses. Before reading, students begin a semantic map to define the word "horse," and they add to this...
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The Real Tooth Fairy

For Teachers 1st
First graders listen to the story "The Real Tooth Fairy and explore the concept of mental images. In this mental image lesson, 1st graders create a mental image of what the tooth fairy looks like. Students listen to the teacher model...
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Guided Reading Lesson: Magic Tree House Blizzard of the Blue Moon by Mary Pope Osborne

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars participate in guided reading lessons as they read the Magic Tree House Blizzard of the Blue Moon by Mary Pope Osborne. In this guided reading lesson set, the students read and discuss the book by chapters. They write...
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Animals That Look Alike

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine "tricky" words using various reading strategies while reading Animals That Look Alike.  In this reading strategy instructional activity, students discuss different methods of figuring out a "tricky" word.  Students use...
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Home at Last

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students read about an immigrant family and participate in reading activities related to the book.  In this immigration book instructional activity, students answer question related to immigration and the book.
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The Piano

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read The Piano and become familiar with racial discrimination.  In this racial discrimination book lesson, 2nd graders answer comprehension question to focus on the importance of the book.  Students discuss the reader's...
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When This World Was New

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders participate in a guided reading activity and read about and immigrant family.  In this guided reading lesson, 2nd graders answer questions that focus on their new homeland. Students write a response to literature.
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Stellaluna

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss the strategy of asking yourself questions while reading. in this Stellaluna lesson, 1st graders write questions on a chart about the story. Students turn and talk after reading chunks of text. Students see which...
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Yellowstone National Park

For Students 2nd
What's the best way to find information in a nonfiction passage? Second graders read a short article about Yellowstone National Park and answer five multiple choice questions how they read on the information from the passage.
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the Little Red Riding Hood

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students respond to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. In this Red Riding Hood lesson, students retell and discuss story elements.  Students practice phonic sounds.  Students role play, make predictions, use picture cards and practice...
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Asking Questions as We Read

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use reading strategies to self assess their reading comprehension.  In this reading assessment lesson, students recognize the strategies that help them assess how much they understand of what they read. Students pair share to...
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Winning the Vote for Women

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners read and respond to the text, Mama Went to Jail for the Vote. In this literary response lesson, students are introduced to vocabulary terms and read the book. Learners discuss various text-to-self connections they made to the book.
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All About Aesop

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore the genre of fables. In this fables lesson, 1st graders use various reading strategies to raise comprehension skills. Students make prediction and complete a prediction journal. Students understand that fables have...
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Name That Sound

For Teachers K
Students begin to demonstrate beginning reading strategies. In this technology lesson plan, students match the correct beginning letter and letter sound to a variety of pictures created in a "Kid Pix" template.
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Reading with Bailey’s Book House

For Teachers K
Students decode words as they construct meaning. In this writing lesson plan, students create a story using the software program Bailey's Book House. They listen to their story on the computer, print it out, and read it aloud.    
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An Alphabet Book

For Teachers K
Students demonstrate beginning reading strategies. In this letter recognition lesson plan, students produce sounds associated with given letters and identify pictures that begin with given letters using "Kid's Pix Deluxe 3".
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Reading and Responding -- Lesson 10

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work individually or in a small group to (1) read a fictional passage, (2) practice test-taking strategies, and (3) practice using context clues to increase their vocabulary. Reading passage and comprehension questions...
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Reading and Responding -- Lesson 9

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work independently or in a small group with a tutor or teacher to (1) read a nonfictional selection, (2) practice drawing conclusions, (3) identify main ideas, and (4) practice responding to cause and effect questions.
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Reading and Responding -- Lesson 15

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders work independently or in a small group to (1) read a poem, (2) identify unfamiliar words, (3) connect text to real-life situations, and (4) respond to poetry. Reading passage, comprehension questions, and teacher script...
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Reciprocal Teaching: Aunty Misery

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the qualities of a good reader by participating in a role play with the provided scripts. They focus on the five main strategies of good readers -- predicting, clarifying, questioning, summarizing, and...
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I Can Read: Time 4 Reading

For Teachers K - 1st
Teacher candidates or parents could benefit from this presentation on getting students interested in reading. Suggested strategies are to have students read an easy familiar book, read together, make predictions, take turns reading, and...