In this Language Arts activity, students complete a pre-reading activity by answering questions about a novel. For example, "What does the cover show?"
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The Landlady Pre-Reading: The Characters
Prepare your class to read "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl with these pre-reading activities about the two main characters in the story. This resource provides a brief overview of the story as well as excerpts from the text that describe...
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Tuck Everlasting: Directed Reading Thinking Activity
Encourage close reading for young learners with a lesson based on Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting. The first part of the resource guides readers through a Directed Reading Thinking Activity (DRTA), prompting them to make predictions...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Guided Reading Before, During and After Activities
There's more to reading than just reading! Help your kids get the most out of a text by setting up guided reading activities and providing worksheets. This resource includes ideas for activities to complete before, during, and after...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts
Dinosaurs Before Dark
Young readers travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in this literature unit based on the story Dinosaurs Before Dark. Intended for use with upper-elementary special education students, this resource provides reading comprehension,...
1st - 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
Martin Luther King, Jr: A Pre-and Post Reading Activity
Students complete an anticipatory set (pre-reading activity) concerning Martin Luther King Jr., then participate in differentiated reading exercises to read the selection "Celebrating the Life and Contributions of Martin Luther King Jr."
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable