Daedalus and Icarus


In this comprehension worksheet, 2nd graders read a story titled Daedalus and Icarus and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 6 questions and draw 1 picture.

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Technology: Pictures and Captions

In this research skills learning exercise, students study the welcome screen for an online encyclopedia and then answer the questions that follow.

QAR: Question Answer Relationships with an example from Canyons by Gary Paulsen 

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 right there and others are think and search. If you're unfamiliar with the strategy, read the first page of the packet to better acquaint yourself. The second page jumps right into the questions! Four passages and four accompanying questions are provided. 

Much Ado About Nothing: Bloom's Taxonomy Questioning Strategy

Do your class members’ questions lack depth? “Sigh no more . . .sigh no more.” Use a questioning strategy based on Bloom’s taxonomy to encourage readers to create questions that probe the themes of any text. The model discussion questions, based on Much Ado About Nothing, are included, as are step-by-step directions and a Bloom’s Taxonomy guide.

QAR: Question Answer Relationships Strategy: The Catcher in the Rye

Encourage readers to think deeply about text with a reading strategy that promotes active comprehension. Individuals develop questions on four levels (right there, think and search, author and you, and on my own). Step-by-step directions for the process are included. Although the examples are drawn from The Catcher in the Rye, the strategy could be used with any text.

Invent - A - Saurus

Fourth graders get to invent their own dinosaur! This is done by using a very clever worksheet embedded in the plan. The worksheet leads them through naming their dinosaur by having explanations of the Latin terminology that is used with these animals. They answer questions about their dinosaur, then draw a picture of it in the correct habitat. Everyone shares his dinosaur with the entire class.

QAR - Jacob Have I Loved 

What kinds of questions could be asked with different pieces of literature? Use QAR questions to help your middle schoolers develop the skills to find information in a text. Thorough directions, a text excerpt, and a set of reading questions are all included. As pupils answer the questions provided, they also identify what type of QAR question it is.

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.

Questioning Iraq's Leader

Students read an article noting some American advisors questioning the leadership in Iraq. Individually, they role-play the role of advisors to President Bush and answer specific questions. They view quotes and explain them in their own words to end the lesson plan.

What's in a Picture? An Introduction to Subject in the Visual Art

Learners discuss the subject and meaning of examples of visual art. They analyze various paintings found on the Metropolitan Museum of Art website, answer discussion questions, complete online interactive activities, and write an essay.

Science Can Answer Moral Questions

Can questions of morality, good and evil, right and wrong,and/or what is worth living and dying for...be answered by science? Author Sam Harris presents a strong case for the need for a universal conception of human values. He argues that when we talk about facts, certain opinions must be excluded and that as a culture we must work to create an optimal environment for psychological balance. 

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