Reading Comprehension Quiz: Friendship
Readers can use these quiz questions to self-check their comprehension of a passage from Joseph Addison’s "Friendship." Links to resources that aid their understanding of the passage are provided, as is an answer key.
A Research Toolkit of 12 Reading Strategies for the Foreign Language Classroom
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 various strategies with a focus on English language learners. After the information section, you will find a breakdown of 12 reading strategies. Each strategy is placed in a chart and marked according to when to use it and written about in-depth with a description, goals, and methods for teaching the strategy.
A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book. Starting with background information about Scott O'Dell and his writing of the story, this guide moves on to provide a plot summary, character and setting descriptions, key vocabulary, important themes, and chapter related guiding questions. Also included are potential writing topics and extension activities, making this a complete resource for teaching this story. Consider reading this historical fiction novel as the class is learning about Native American cultures to allow for interdisciplinary connections.
Close Reading in the Classroom
Close reading is key to the analysis and interpretation of literature. A close reading of the title and the epigraph of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” offers readers an opportunity to examine how even single words or names can contribute to the development of a motif or theme. To begin the examination, individuals respond to several questions that ask them to consider Prufrock’s name. After sharing their responses, groups use the provided questions and focus on the poem’s epigraph. The resource contains everything you need to promote close reading and deserves a place in your curriculum library.
Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Part 1
Similar to a textbook, this resource includes multiple texts, plenty of explanation, lots of practice, and several graphic organizers. Use all of the materials, or pick and choose from such texts as "The Circuit," "Shoes for Hector," "How soft a Caterpillar steps," and more. Each text is included in its entirety and paired with additional materials to promote reading comprehension and analysis.
Using Bibliotherapy to Teach Friendship Skills
Students explore literature as a means of learning how to be friend. In this bibliotherapy lesson, students learn about friendship skills as they read literature, write about literature, and share their impressions in small groups.
Teaching Reading Comprehension through Social Studies Readings
Examine how immigrants have changed the environment of the United States. Individually, middle schoolers will take a pre- and post-test to assess their reading comprehension. In groups, they compare and contrast the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam while they practice reading a page aloud to the class. To end the lesson plan, they analyze graphs and research the contributions of immigrants to the nation as a whole. Resource links are included.
I Had a Hero Lesson
Students examine what it takes to make a hero. The respond in their journals to the following prompts: What did I learn about friendship and heroism from reading and thinking about "I Had a Hero"? What did this story teach me about the world, myself, and others?
A Passage to India Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about E.M. Forster's a Passage to India. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
SAT Reading Comprehension Practice Test 09
In this SAT test prep worksheet, students read the passages and complete the 13 multiple choice online questions as part of reading comprehension test prep.
Reading Comprehension Test
In this reading comprehension worksheet, student read 3 different passages and answer a set of questions for each. "Test" may be submitted and scored on-line.
- Almetta K., Teacher
- Calumet City, IL