Reading Comprehension Teacher Resources
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Reading Comprehension: "Wild"
Develop reading skills in your middle school classroom with this short reading passage. Consider assigning your class a reading strategy to practice as they read the selection. Ten reading comprehension and vocabulary-in-context questions follow, and a detailed answer sheet is also provided.
7th - 9th All
On-Demand Assessment: Writing of an Information Paragraph About How a Bullfrog Survives
Having read and discussed Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, third graders demonstrate their bullfrog expertise by writing informational paragraphs. Building on the note-taking and paragraph planning from the previous lesson, learners create writing with a topic sentence, supporting details, and concluding sentence while focusing on carefully choosing words for effect.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A Lesson Before Dying: The Plot Unfolds
Track the plot of Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying with a class discussion and timeline. Kids examine the ways the story has developed for Jefferson and for Grant, as well as how their stories have come together. Next, they predict the ending for the book in a writing assignment.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking News: English Athlete's Hairstyles
Practice vocabulary and speaking skills in this ESL reading comprehension lesson. Middle and high schoolers participate in a number of before, during, and after reading activities based on an article entitled "Footballer Sent Off for Dangerous Haircut.
4th - 12th English Language Arts
Fluffy's Valentine Day
In these reading comprehension worksheets, students will read "Fluffy's Valentine Day" and work towards vocabulary development and story recall. Students unscramble 15 vocabulary words followed by a word search, a 12 sentence completion activity, eight written comprehension questions, a ten question true/false quiz, and a higher level "opinion" writing activity.
3rd - 4th English Language Arts
Century of Progress: Homework Packet
An entire packet of reading passages, critical thinking questions, graphic organizers, and web links is here for the taking. Here is a 12 page activity focused on document analysis, reading comprehension, and critical thinking, related to US government and politics during the 1800s.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
"The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant
After reading the short story "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant, give your readers this two-page packet to assess their reading comprehension. These are not your typical recall questions-instead, readers focus on the climax, types of irony, characters, themes, and setting to answer the questions provided.
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Bloom's Taxonomy for Ethan Frome: Chapter Four
Now this is a set of effective reading comprehension questions! As your class progresses through chapter four of Ethan Frome, provide them with these thought-provoking questions, following Bloom's Taxonomy. Readers will recall basic information, make connections, create predictions, and analyze specific elements.
10th - 12th English Language Arts
Who, What, Where, When, Why, And...How is This Strategy Used?
Observe and demonstrate a variety of reading comprehension strategies with a focus on asking who, what, where, when, why, and how. Primary learners will discuss how to create a story map, read a magazine article, a short story, and complete a story map for the short story The Bremen Town Musicians.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Connect the Dots
How do you create a butterfly garden? Focus on reading comprehension with this packet. Young readers use the step-by-step instructions to answer five multiple-choice questions that follow. Vocabulary, comprehension, and the main idea are all covered with the questions.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Textual Analysis Lesson: Segregation: Past or Present?
Are your scholars reading Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee? If so, use this textual analysis packet and lesson guide to drive deeper thinking about the characters, create personal connections, and apply historical contexts to the text. Learners explore segregation, reading an informational text for more understanding.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Edgar Allan Poe Short Story WebQuest
Introduce your class to Edgar Allan Poe with a series of mostly self-guided tasks and assignments. Class members follow the list of tasks, starting by watching a video with background information and ending with a compare-and-contrast essay.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Destination Library
All work and no play makes a classroom a dull place to be. Luckily, this board game solves that problem by allowing children to have fun while reinforcing their understanding of the book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. Complete with a game board template and set of game cards with comprehension and vocabulary questions, this resource nicely complements this children's story and would work perfectly as a center during language arts rotations.
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Direct and Indirect Characterization: A Tale of Two Cities --Mr. Lorry
“Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waistcoat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.” Dickens’ diction and syntax can cause readers, even those familiar with 19th Century prose, to stumble.
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Inferring Theme (Chapter 7, "A Falling Eagle")
As your class nears the end of the book Eagle Song, young readers stop to self-assess their progress toward the learning goals of this unit before continuing on with the story. This short, but effective self-assessment requires learners to describe in writing what they have done in order to meet each of the four learning targets.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed