Helping Children Read
Middle schoolers read books with younger children, incorporating context clues and vocabulary aids as reading strategies to help the younger children learn to read. They discuss the concept of community capital and how this activity relates.
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Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension
Watch literacy scores rise as upper elementary and middle school young scholars begin to improve their reading comprehension using these think-aloud strategies. Versatile for multiple grade levels and reading units, the activities focus...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Women and Children First?
Should women and children still be provided with the first chance at rescue? Yes, claims the writer of a persuasive essay. Class members read the article and analyze the viewpoint, with a particular focus on the closing argument. They...
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
George Washington’s Socks Reader’s Guide
Dive into a class reading of the book George Washington's Socks with the help of this guide. Including a vocabulary list and series of comprehension questions for each chapter, this resource provides an excellent foundation for exploring...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Lightning Thief: Directed Reading-Thinking Activity
Before diving into the engaging tale of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, conduct this directed reading and thinking activity. Assess your pupils' knowledge of Greek gods and mythology through a knowledge web, and...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How Women Earned a Living
Develop reading fluency while learning about what women did for work in the early 1900s. Class members learn a bit about the time period, study vocabulary, and read the text, "Piecework" by Marie Ganz, several times, eventually...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Giraffes Can’t Dance Concepts: Giraffes Can't Dance
Teach young children that with a little perseverance and the help of a good friend, anything is possible. This two-part lesson series based on the book Giraffe's Can't Dance starts with a shared reading about Gerald and his attempts to...
Pre-K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Civil Rights Leaders: Martin Luther King Jr.
Learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. with a summary of his life's work. Adaptable for elementary, middle, and high schoolers, the article provides a wealth of knowledge about the important civil rights leader before assessing...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Happens Next?
While your students may not be psychics, that doesn't mean they can't predict what will happen next in a story. To hone this important reading comprehension skill, young learners read a series of three short passages before writing a...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Resources
There is much more C.S Lewis' The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe than meets the eye. A list of reading comprehension questions, discussion questions, and commentary on characters, themes, and images guide young readers through a...
5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable