Fluency Station Directions
In this fluency station directions worksheet, students discover their expressive reading score through timing one another and calculating their words they read per minute.
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The President's Message: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Decipher Franklin D. Roosevelt's message to Congress concerning a declaration of war on December 11, 1941. Learners analyze the message through a close reading and a series of text-dependent questions. Specific directions are provided,...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Novel Lesson for The Giver
Lois Lowry's The Giver is one of the most engaging and thought-provoking works of literature in the middle school curriculum. Round out your novel unit with a collection of reading activities, comprehension questions, memoir and journal...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
An Old Chinese Poem
This is a lesson of two parts. First, learners read a poem and work with partners to deliver an expressive two-voice reading of the poem. Next, they read an essay by Yah Phou Lee, a Chinese citizen sent to school in the United States in...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Lessons for Alaska State Standards - Reading Rate and Fluency
Sixth graders read a given passage silently. The student then reads the same passage orally to a partner. The partner records the number of words pronounced incorrectly. The student then sets goals to increase oral reading speed and...
6th English Language Arts
The History of Chocolate
If you mention that your next lesson features chocolate, changes are that your kids will be very intrigued! Learn about the rich history of chocolate with an informational reading activity. Kids read about Milton Hershey and the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Comprehension - Common Core
When learners know the language of the Common Core, it opens them up to acquiring the skills they will need to meet the standards. Focus on developing the language of the Common Core while working on reading comprehension skills through...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable