How Can We Comprehend What We Read?
Students practice reading while creating a mental pictures of the events in this lesson. They examine who the characters are, the plot, and the resolution. They also generate questions concerning the story, and answer each other's questions.
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“I Can” Common Core! 1st Grade Reading
I can read and understand fiction and nonfiction texts! Here is a great checklist that highlights 19 first grade Common Core reading standards. The resource is three pages long. Pages one and two focus on comprehension for fiction and...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Frindle: A Guiding Reading Unit
Guide your class through a reading of the popular children's book, Frindle, with this comprehensive literature unit. Starting with a brief introduction to the guided reading process, the class goes on to read the story two chapters at a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Ramona Activity Booklet reading comprehension
Add a some variety to a reading of Beverly Cleary's Ramona series with this collection of fun worksheets and activities. From a basic reading comprehension crossword puzzle to a quiz that determines which character students are most...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
Hints for how to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are contained in a cross-curricular reading comprehension learning exercise designed for primary graders. After reading a short passage loaded with tips, kids...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Closely to Expand Understanding of Adaptations
Third graders work to determine the main idea, recall key details, and answer questions using an informational text on the topic of animal adaptations. Using the non-fiction text "Staying Alive: Animal Adaptations" (provided) the teacher...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension
Watch literacy scores rise as upper elementary and middle school students begin to improve their reading comprehension using these think-aloud strategies. Versatile for multiple grade levels and reading units, the activities focus both...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sample Guided Reading Lesson for Emergent Readers
Give your guided reading lesson plan a boost with a sample lesson plan designed to reinforce academic content covered in previous assessments. The sample plan describes how the story and activities were chosen and offers the following...
Pre-K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable