We found 640 reviewed resources for independent reading projects
Natural Gas: An American TreasureLesson Planet
4th CCSS: Adaptable
Do your fourth graders need extra practice with evaluating fact and opinion? An informative resource provides two reading passages in which learners distinguish sentences as fact or as opinion. Additionally, they determine how the...
It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's...CARBON!Lesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
An interesting instructional activity takes pupils on a trip through the carbon cycle. A reading passage allows scholars to take notes and make choices about what happens to the carbon on its journey. This third instructional activity in...
Utopias: Are Perfect Worlds Possible?Lesson Planet
5th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
How would the members of your language arts class describe their own utopian universe? Middle schoolers discuss and design the attributes of their perfect worlds, complete with brochures, class discussions, and written arguments about...
Apply Post-Reading Skills and Discuss Persuasive TextLesson Planet
8th - 12th
Students put their reading comprehension skills to practice. In this interpreting text lesson, students read "Chief Red Jacket's Reply," and then respond to questions that require them to reason, infer, and analyze the selection.
Kindergarten Common Core Sight Words PlusLesson Planet
Pre-K - 1st CCSS: Designed
Mastering basic sight words is one of the first steps your pupils can take toward learning how to read. Promote reading fluency by practicing basic sight words with the interactive activities included here. Kids will enjoy the bright...
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative ResearchLesson Planet
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book...
Listening Closely and Taking Notes: Colonial Trade Podcast About the WheelwrightEngageNY
4th CCSS: Designed
Voices from the past. Young scholars listen to a podcast interview with a historical re-enactor as they continue their research in the eleventh instructional activity of this unit on colonial trade. Applying their close reading skills,...
Asking Probing Questions and Choosing a Research TopicEngageNY
6th CCSS: Designed
Begin the writing journey of an evidence-based essay detailing a rule to live by with a variety of activities to familiarize learners with the topic and jump start the brainstorming process. First, pupils take part in an in-depth review...
Introducing Research Folders and Generating a Research QuestionEngageNY
6th CCSS: Designed
Take the next step in the writing process with a lesson geared towards the completion of writing an evidence-based essay about a rule to live by as Bud did in Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Pupils collaborate with their peers...
How Might Global Warming Affect Your Community?Lesson Planet
7th - 12th
What effects will global warming have on your community? This last installment of a six-part series focuses on the effects that global warming may have on a community. Brainstorming and discussion allow groups to independently develop...
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 3EngageNY
10th CCSS: Designed
Poets write love letters all the time, but how often do the objects of their love write back? Compare Christopher Marlowe's "A Passionate Shepard to His Love" to Sir Walter Raleigh's response, "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" with an...
Grade 10 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 5EngageNY
10th CCSS: Designed
If you've ever wished you could respond to an author's message, a lesson that connects three poems with the same concept will appeal to you. Based on the first few lessons' focus on Christopher Marlowe's "The Passionate Shepard to His...
Reading About Children from Other Places in the World: Structured Research ProjectLesson Planet
3rd - 8th
Students read about children in Ghana, Sri Lanka and Haiti. They compare these children to themselves in a structured lesson plan that focuses on note taking and research skills. Students work in groups to write a short essay about the...