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A Short Story!
Learners practice the strategy of summarization to become better fluent readers. They follow the six rules of summarization to remember various expository texts and their main ideas. Students read the story, "The Sea in Danger" to summarize.
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Beginning Short Stories w/ Questions - An Adventure
This activity, which could be used in the lower grades for reading comprehension practice or with older students as part of an ESL lesson, has learners read a short story and answer six comprehension and vocabulary questions. As part of...
3rd - 9th English Language Arts
Dr. Seuss Story Map
Guide young readers through their first book report with a story map designed for a Dr. Seuss book. After your class finishes their story of choice, they list the title, characters, conflict, and other elements of literature on the book...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Practice: Boris the Brainiest Baby
Boris is the smartest baby around! Beginning readers can use this short story excerpt to practice reading comprehension and fiction elements. They read the story and then discuss what they think he will do next. Scholars create an...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Mystery Vocabulary Application
Clue, evidence, red herring, witness. Ah, the mystery of mystery vocabulary. Kids investigate the meaning of a list of terms and then find examples of this specialized vocabulary in two short stories. The seventh in a 10-lesson series.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Authors Tell Different Stories
The story of Cinderella is a popular one! So much so, there are multiple versions of the story being told around the world. With this collection of activities your young readers receive background information about two versions...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Narrative Writing: An Imagined Story Unit Introduction
Let's pretend! Ben Bova's short story "Moonwalk" is used as a mentor text in a unit that shows kids how to create their own imaginative narratives. A great resource that deserves a special place in your curriculum library.
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Stories for reading comprehension
A packet full of old-fashioned short stories could be a review activity for a reading comprehension lesson. Learners read 14 stories before answering multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blank sentences, and vocabulary exercises.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grab a Story and Go!
Multiple heads are better than one! Learners pair up to write short stories that have three solid paragraphs: the introduction, body, and conclusion. To keep all learners on track, the teacher times each segment. Consider including time...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable