Topic Question: Why Do Possums Have Bare Tails?
In this topic question worksheet, students read a selection, then circle the question the story answers, find the answer and underline it. Students then make up their own "tale" that tells why something in nature came to be.
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Questions are an essential component of reading comprehension; not just answering them, but asking them as well. This lesson starts by introducing young readers to the difference between literal questions and inferential questions, which...
7 mins K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
George Washington’s Socks: Short-Answer Questions Chapters 1-9
Build a literature unit around the book George Washington's Socks with this series of short answer questions. Broken up in two- and three-chapter increments, these reading comprehension questions allow young readers to demonstrate their...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Off to Adventure!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)
Give language skills a boost with a series of ESL lessons in an Off to Adventure! themed unit. Using a speak, listen, move, and look routine, scholars enhance proficiency through grand conversation and skills practice. Discussion topics...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Regarding the Fountain: Questioning Strategy—Cubing
Look deeper into the text with a reading strategy based on asking critical thinking questions. While reading Reading the Fountain by Kate Klise, learners think of questions that help them describe, compare, associate, analyze, apply, and...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Reading Guide to Sarah, Plain and Tall
Eliminate the hard work of creating an entire literature unit with this reading guide for the novel Sarah, Plain and Tall. From background information about the author and her motivation for writing the story to reading comprehension...
1st - 5th English Language Arts
New Review Writing a Narrative: How Bear Lost His Tail
After reading the first, second, and third parts of "How Bear Lost His Tail", third grade writers answer questions about the story by completing a series of options, including discussion points. Then, they begin to plan a new narrative...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
75 Summer Writing Prompts
Don't let your kids' writing skills get rusty over summer vacation! Hand out these writing prompts to keep the ideas and paragraphs coming. With a topic for each day of the summer, your class is sure to be ready for a brand new school year!
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Asking questions is a natural part of conversation skills, but constructing them correctly in English requires a little more work. Help your learners ask questions using auxiliary and modal verbs with an informative grammar video.
8 mins 3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable