Sight Words Bingo
Engage emergent readers in learning their basic sight words with this fun game of bingo. With four simple 3x3 game boards including a total of 32 different sight words, this resource is a must-have for any primary grade teacher.
Analyze magazines as a class, looking carefully for the target audience, advertisements, and topics presented. Small groups then work as a publication team and receive a magazine that they have to "sell." Each individual has a different...
It's A Mystery!: Drawing Conclusions
Using a unique approach, this resource provides clues and a logic problem for learners to solve in order to have them draw conclusions. This would be an interesting and fun way for students to practice reading, and critical thinking skills.
Good readers have internalized a system of strategies to understand text. While most reading programs explicitly teach these strategies, this presentation could be used as a discussion starter to help students understand such things as...
A Smart Reader
Teach your class what it means to be a smart reader with this simple classroom poster. Including short I am statements describing seven different reading strategies, this is a great resource for improving students' reading comprehension...
“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Reading
Third grade readers are given clear learning goals with this Common Core checklist. By turning each reading standard into an I can statement, children can focus on mastering the required grade level skills.
Kids won't just follow a recipe to increase their cooking ability, they'll use it to locate information in a text. They read the simple recipe, then use information from the recipe to fill in the blanks in a story that shows one person...
Through Our Eyes
After reading Sandra Cisneros’ novel The House on Mango Street, class members design a canned food drive, create advertisements for the drive, and use digital cameras to document the entire process. In addition, pupils journal their...
Phonics: Identify Base Words and Affixes to Read Multi-Syllabic Words
Encountering a new an unfamiliar word can stump even the best readers. Third graders learn how to assess the base, prefix, and suffix of words to help them determine its meaning. The class works together to go over a series of common...
Beginning Short Stories - "What Do We Have to Eat?"
After reading two short stories, learners identify vocabulary associated with food and eating. This activity with 5 questions could be used as a reading comprehension and vocabulary practice for younger students or an ESL worksheet for...
Train in the Rain
Get ready for a rainy day with this cute train in the rain story. Prepare your Autistic pupils for what to wear and expect on a rainy day. They can read along as Travis the Train travels through a rainy town, explaining the need for...
Reading For Information
To help learners better comprehend informational texts, they work through a series of activities. They discuss strategies, make predictions, skim passages, focus on key words, and practice taking notes. This lesson focuses on what to do...
How Characters Get What They Want
Sixth graders analyze the primary force that drives a character's actions in a character analysis lesson. For this character analysis lesson, 6th graders analyze how characters present their actions and participate in a group activity...
Synthesis of Information
Locating and synthesizing information is an essential part of the research process but can be overwhelming for many young writers. Eliminate some of the stress and confusion, this resource suggests, by separating these steps. To focus...
"Playing in the Snow" - Reading Comprehension (Poem)
Have your English language learners puzzle through this activity. Class members read the incomplete poem about playing in the snow and use the given words to complete poem. This is challenging since some of the spaces are ambiguous. Ask...
Do the Word Stretch
Young learners practice putting sounds together to form words. Even though the sound is not functioning on this presentation, the basic premise of leading students through the decoding process is great. There are only four examples,...
High Frequency Words: Set 3
Here are twelve high frequency words that you can use as a game, flashcards, or to boost word recognition and reading skills. Intended for use with an autistic class but useful for any special needs or early readers. Just print, cut, and...
Alternative Ideas for Book Reporting in Primary Grades
Looking for a new way to have your students complete book reports? Then, this lesson is for you! Young learners read literature of their choice and complete diorama, filmstrip maker, costume and letter, or puppet making activities...
Christmas Song Visual Supports
Singing is a great way to reinforce memorization and reading skills. Read the song while showing the associated images, talk about each picture, show the image while the song is playing to reinforce the word to sound connection. This...
Sound It Out!
Help your class improve their spelling skills. Learners take a test, are given a particular spelling rule to practice, and play a Bingo game. This employs various methods for practicing spelling skills.
Intermediate Short Stories - "Making Dinner"
Primary learners read the basic and advanced version of the story "Making Dinner." They then answer 3 comprehension and 5 vocabulary questions.
Intermediate Short Stories - "A New Cat"
Learners will read a short story in a basic and advanced version. They then answer 3 comprehension questions and 5 vocabulary questions.
Spelling Ai and Ay
Using colorful graphics, this presentation explores the use of the ay and ai spelling in words through an interactive quiz. This is a concept that learners in first and second grades may struggle to grasp. A teacher could add more...
Wordless Picture Books
Students use wordless picture books to examine elements regarding a story, the plot, and characters. In this wordless picture books lesson, students select a book to creatively discuss. Students then listen to the teacher read the story...