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Reading Comprehension: Thor and Sif

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Expose your readers to the fascinating legends of Norse Gods Thor and Sif. They read a brief introduction about traditional stories and myths then read several paragraphs on these figures, marking unknown words as they go. Learners look...
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Reading Comprehension: Thunder and Lightning

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
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,...
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Reading Comprehension: Myth About Fire

For Students 3rd Standards
No matter what you read, you can always practice locating the main idea and key details to increase reading comprehension. Third graders read about an Aboriginal myth, they then complete three short-answer questions using key details...
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Comparing Two Stories

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Compare new and old versions of the classic story Alice in Wonderland in this comprehensive worksheet packet. Learners read an excerpt from the original, answering several analysis questions. They do the same for a more modern version,...
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A Fantasy Story: Baby Bear's Space Journey

For Students K - 1st Standards
Give this literacy worksheet to your beginning readers to help them draw out key details and retell in their own words. They read a short fantasy story about a bear in space which includes dialogue, onomatopoeia, and a simple story line....
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Finding the Main Idea

For Students 1st - 2nd
The carnival is in town! After reading a short excerpt about a day at the carnival, learners use details to determine the story's main idea. They must differentiate the details from the big picture, as there are multiple options they can...
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Tortoise and Hare Races

For Teachers K
Practice basic map skills with the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. After listening to the story, class members create a map that indicates the starting line, the path the animals took, where they stopped to rest, and the finish line....
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Retelling the African Folktale Abiyoyo

For Teachers K
Act out the African folktale Abiyoyo. Kindergartners listen to the tale and discuss the characters, dressing as their favorite characters in order to retell and perform Abiyoyo using props. They will gain an understanding of story...
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Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales for Grades K-3

For Teachers K - 3rd
Have your class explore the art of storytelling through this lesson on fairy tales and folktales. Learners interact with a variety of fairy tales and folktales. They practice telling stories out loud as well as writing their own. This...
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Children Making Text to Self Connections Through Reading and Their Environment

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students determine how to make connections between the stories they read to their community. In this text connection lesson plan, students take a mental walk through their own community before listening to Lisa Bullard's, My...
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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

For Teachers 7th
Use this complete and simple lesson plan to help your class examine the main characters in Kipling's story Rikki-Tkki-Tavi. A fun and creative pre-reading activity, coupled with two different graphic organizers, help to scaffold young...
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Compare/Contrast: A Bit About Bites

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this compare and contrast worksheet, students first read an informational text that compares and contrasts the first aid for venomous and non-venomous snake bites. Students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast. Students plan...
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Details and Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Research and write about animal habitats or historical settings after listening to the book Tulip Sees America by Cynthia Rylant. The whole group locates and discusses vivid word choices that describe the main character's journey across...
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Identify Main Idea in a Story

For Teachers K
Help your kindergarteners identify the main idea in a story. Small groups work with the teacher to make predictions and draw conclusions. They are able to determine cause and effect relationships. The lesson is divided into several days,...
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A Way to Analyze Paragraphs to Figure Out the Main Idea of a Nonfiction Text

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
Shrink up a section by asking pupils to write down the main idea for each of seven paragraphs. There is a space provided for each main idea. When students have completed this portion, they write down what they think to be the central...
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Transportation Workers

For Students 3rd - 4th
Summarizing a text means being able to identify supporting details. Your class can learn about transportation workers in Chicago as they read a one-page informational passage. When they are finished reading they'll explain what they've...
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Today’s Telephone

For Students 4th
Does your class know the history behind today's telephone? They will after reading a very interesting one-page informational passage. They'll learn all about the way phones have progressed to the amazing devices they've become as they...
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Space Food

For Students 4th
What do astronauts eat in outer space? Kids can read an informational passage to learn about space food. The passage includes prompts that have learners identify the main idea and key details, then write a paragraph summarizing the text....
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Hermeneutics: Teaching Students Author's Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Your developing literary critics discuss 'perspective' and discuss how the same occurence can be interpreted by two different people in two different ways. They read Ryszard Kapuscinski's untitled poem, infer meaning of the poem, and...
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Anticipation Guides Improve Reading Comprehension

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Beginning with anticipation guide strategies is a powerful method for improving reading comprehension. First, list initial ideas for a topic the class will be reading about. These ideas are formulated into statements, some of which are...
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Build Mastery: Making Inferences

For Teachers K - 3rd
Do your youngsters realize that they are constantly making inferences? Expose this inner process by bringing out the book they will be reading. Ask scholars what they think the plan is, and explain that their answers are the product of...
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Listen to Me: Telephone Tree

For Teachers K - 2nd
Practice listening skills with young learners through a fun telephone simulation! After brainstorming situations where it is important to listen, learners use this worksheet in pairs to take a mock telephone message while listening to...
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Main Idea in a Story

For Teachers K - 2nd
Identify the main idea in a story! Young learners listen to a story of your choosing and, through guiding questions and class discussion, create a title that captures the main idea. After writing their story title on a sheet of paper,...
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Introduce: Summarizing Narrative Text

For Teachers K - 3rd
When scholars re-tell a story, do they boil it down to important details in a logical order? Practice summarizing narratives using this think-aloud strategy, which is scripted here for your convenience. After explaining why this is an...