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Third Grade Reading
In this reading worksheet, 3rd graders read 1/2 page to 1 page passages and answer multiple choice questions about them. Students read 7 passages and answer 25 questions.
Using Picture Cues to Read Unknown Words
Help readers identify new words. Learners will use illustrations in the story From Head to Toe by Eric Carle to help them with unknown words. As they read new vocabulary words, they will use pictures on the imbedded worksheet to discover meaning.
Using Initial Sounds and Picture Clues to Read Unknown Words
Kindergarteners read the bold words that are unknown by using the strategies of initial sound and picture clues. They meet individually with their teacher in order to assess this concept. Excellent resource!
Reading Study Guide: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Meant for use with Maya Angelou's first autobiographical volume I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the materials here are designed for a homeschool setting, but they'd suit any classroom or text. Graphic organizers, chapter summary guides, vocabulary practice, response to literature ideas, writing prompts, a plot flow chart, character map, and reading schedules are provided.
Reading Chapter; Fluency and Comprehension
Upper elementary learners read an assigned chapter of a book and learn to use context clues to strengthen their reading skills. They also look for new words during their reading, and then they share any difficult vocabulary in their reading journals.
Bud, Not Buddy: Directed Reading Thinking Activity
Here’s a reading strategy that can be used with any text. Class members examine portions of a novel, and make predictions about the theme or subject matter of the book. Although designed for Christopher Paul Curtis’s Newbery Medal winning children’s novel, Bud, Not Buddy, the strategy could be used with any narrative.
The Catcher in the Rye: Chapters 20, 21, and 22 Selective Reading Guide
Here's reading guide to help guide your high schoolers through chapters 20, 21, and 22 of The Catcher in the Rye. In addition to the nine questions listed, there's a teacher guide attached to help your class develop a strategy for answering the questions. Each question provides the page number where the answer can be found.
Pre-Reading Strategy Instructional Routine: Maus I and II
Vladek's attitudes are difficult for many young learners to understand. Prepare your class for the events represented in Art Speigelman's graphic novel with a pre-reading activity that has them read articles about and interviews with other Holocaust survivors. Directions for the jigsaw activity, as well as links to the interviews, are included in the richly detailed plan.
Of Mice and Men: Before/After Reading Activity
Individuals make personal connections to the issues raised by Of Mice and Men with a reaction guide. Groups then share, chart, and discuss their responses. At the conclusion of Steinbeck's novel, the groups revisit their charts and compare their initial responses to their post-reading understandings.
New! How to Improve Eye Tracking to Make Reading Easier
Children with dyslexia may have issues with their eye tracking ability and this may cause problems when they read. Here is a set of three easy steps you can use to improve a learner's eye tracking. The idea is that some kids need help in developing eye coordination, which helps the eye and the brain work together.
5th grade reading
For this reading worksheet, 5th graders read seven 1/2 page passages and answer multiple choice questions about them. Students complete 25 questions.
Reading Comprehension 3 (Level 7)
Have you ever been in a hot air balloon? Whether your readers are English language learners or native speakers, assess their reading comprehension with this short passage and the seven multiple-choice questions that follow. A detailed answer guide is provided to help learners understand the correct answer for each question.
Introduce your readers to informative, non-fiction texts and how to read them successfully. No pictures or practice opportunities are provided, but you could compile a packet of examples to use as your class reads through the presentation. Great information is provided here!
Poetry Connection: After Reading Strategy for Fever 1793
“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster/And treat those two impostors just the same. . .” After concluding Fever 1793 class members engage in a reading strategy that asks them to connect their thoughts about the self-reliance theme in Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel with Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “If.” Step-by-step directions for the fishbowl discussion and discussion questions are included.
Monitor Comprehension While Reading
When faced with a difficult phrase, novice readers will sometimes skip over the words without trying to comprehend them, diminishing their understanding of the text as a whole. The video points this out and shows how an experienced reader reacts to tough phrases. The narrator thinks aloud as he pauses, reads ahead, and then re-reads the confusing sentence. While this strategy may seem simple, the calm voice and careful instruction of the video will help young readers with comprehension skills. Also included are many useful supplementary materials.
Second graders define fluency and apply it in a reading drill. They discuss ways to read more fluently, observe a demonstration of the teacher reading in a rough and smooth manner, and in pairs demonstrate reading using the fluency strategies.
Book Discussions in a Reading Partnership
Do you have a lot of different reading levels in your class? Pair kids up by level and have them choose a book to read independently. They will make predictions, ask questions, make connections, etc. Consider creating a general reading guide that they can all use to interact with their novel.
We Love to Read!
Students find ways to share their favorite books. In this reading strategies activity, students advertise books, create a top ten countdown, give a video book talk, simmer story stew, make book medals, play name that book, design a character t-shirt, or string together a book chain.
Reading with Bailey’s Book House
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.
Reading with Bailey’s Book House
First graders decode words as they construct meaning. In this "Bailey's Book House" reading lesson plan, 1st graders create, read, and comprehend a selection of literature through the use of the computer software.