Reading Comprehension: Jackie Robinson
4th - 6th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short passage about Jackie Robinson, then answer 4 multiple choice questions. Answers are included.
Mid-Unit 1 Assessment and Close Read of Section 24 of the Great Law of Peace (Iroquois Constitution)
Assess what your young readers have learned about close reading by asking them to read an article and answer questions using evidence drawn from the provided text. Although part of a complete unit focused on the Iroquois, the assessment could be used independently.
Reading and Responding: Lesson 12
Fourth graders participate in reading a poem. They practice test-taking strategies, answering multiple-choice questions, and answering short-answer questions. They continue to practice these techniques and strategies and use them in all their subjects.
Reading: merit badge
In this reading worksheet, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about reading and fill out a reading log. Students complete 4 questions total and read 5 books to get their merit badge.
Close Read: Communication and Conflict Resolution Strategies
Fourth graders practice their close reading skills with a short text on conflict resolution. Working in pairs, learners read and reread the article Smart Speak by Marilyn Cram Donahue as they identify the main idea and use context clues to understand challenging vocabulary. The class uses the text to begin making a list of rules to improve their school community, as they work toward the long term goal of writing a school constitution. Consider having students create skits to act out the conflict resolution strategies from the article as an extension activity. This is a great resource for teaching how to read closely, and can very easily be adapted to any piece of writing.
Practicing Reading Closely: Section 1 of the Great Law of Peace (Iroquois Constitution)
The third lesson in a unit study of the Iroquois focuses on developing reading skills. Pupils brainstorm the actions of close readers and record these behaviors on an anchor chart entitled, “Close Readers Do These Things.” Guided by the list, the class begins a close reading of Section 1 of the Great Law of Peace (The Iroquois Constitution). As a unifying activity, learners also add to their anchor chart, “Things to Tell Tim,” started in lesson two. Although part of a complete unit, the close reading approach could be used with any informational text.
Short-Term and Long-Term Savings Goals
Fifth graders discover how saving money can apply to their lives. For this personal finance lesson, 5th graders use the book The Leaves in October, as a conversation starter on income, savings and setting goals. Students explore the difference between long-term and short-term goals and practice using a savings account passbook. This lesson consists of one whole group activity and two small group activities.
To Kill a Mockingbird Reading Guide
Provided here are dozens of questions to guide readers through reading all 31 chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird. Suggested answers are included. Most of the questions focus on plot recall, although some do require deeper-level thinking.
Reading and Responding: Lesson 24
Eighth graders read a non-fiction passage from a newspaper making mental notes as they read. They then answer comprehension questions about the material and then go over the answers together.
Formal versus Informal Language
Engage in an activity that focuses on the concepts of formal and informal language use. Middle and high schoolers compare and contrast each style by using a Venn diagram that includes some examples. They read and hear a passage of lyrics from a rap star and identify the type of language that is being used.
Reading Comprehension: Thunder and Lightning
Thunder and lightning are so exciting! Your class gets to read all about it. This informational reading passage provides them with a scientific explanation of thunder and lightning. They read the passage, answer comprehension questions, and think of synonyms to replace four descriptive words from the text.