Independent Reading Responses
Learners participate in independent reading activities by reading a book at their independent reading level and selecting activities to complete after reading. Activities are broken up into C Level, B Level, and A Level activities.
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Maui and the Sun Retold by June Melser
Wouldn't it be great if we could slow down the earth and make the days longer? That's exactly what happens in Maui and the Sun, as retold by June Mesler. Beginning with an independent reading of this interesting creation myth, learners...
1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Independent Reading Assessment Tools
The challenge for independent reading projects is to figure out how to provide guidance and fairly assess work when kids are doing so many different things. Never fear, help is here in a richly detailed 32-page packet that details...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Reading an Informational Text: "It All Started with Sputnik"
Sputnik was one of the greatest scientific advancements of the 1950s, and this reading lesson does it justice. Pupils start off with pre-reading questions and a video. They then read an excerpt from an article, which is accompanied by...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 1
Where does a writer find inspiration? "Go into yourself," or so says Rainer Maria Rilke in "Letter One" from Letters to a Young Poet. Readers of Rilke's letter to Franz Xaver Kappus look at the words and figurative language Rilke uses to...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Dr. Seuss and Read Across America
What important facts about Dr. Seuss influenced the Read Across America movement...? This is the driving question of a research project that requires scholars to find information about Dr. Seuss' life and work. Class members write a...
5th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New York Times Reading Log
Inspire your pupils to read the news and make connections between articles and another text, event, or experience with a straightforward reading log. Learners note down the article information at the top of the worksheet and then respond...
7th - 12th English Language Arts