What's Wrong - Intensive Reading
Learners discuss the different types of reading and when to use each type. They read passages and try to find the mistake in each sentence.
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HOOT Directed Reading Thinking Activity
It's helpful to encourage kids to make predictions when beginning a reading unit. Before reading Hoot by Carl Hiaasen, have kids read Susan Barlow Broggi's Am I Grown Up When I'm Not Afraid of Spiders in My Shoes? to make predictions...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Nightjohn: Directed Reading Thinking Activity
Your readers will “get to wanting” and will want to know things about Nightjohn with a DRTA activity based on Gary Paulsen’s novel. Introduce the book by asking class members to examine the cover and to make predictions about the subject...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Bud, Not Buddy: Directed Reading Thinking Activity
Here’s a reading strategy that can be used with any text. Class members examine portions of a novel, and make predictions about the theme or subject matter of the book. Although designed for Christopher Paul Curtis’s Newbery Medal...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
To Kill a Mockingbird Reading Guide
Provided here are dozens of questions to guide readers through reading all 31 chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird. Suggested answers are included. Most of the questions focus on plot recall, although some do require deeper-level thinking.
8th - 9th English Language Arts
Help your learners grow their critical thinking and analytical skills by asking them to examine logical fallacies. After reading an example, pupils determine if two sets of premises and conclusions are logical fallacies or not and...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Pronouns: Reflexive and Intensive
What is the difference between reflexive and intensive pronouns? To find out, review the definitions and examples for various types of pronouns. Then complete several activities that help the class learn to recognize and use pronouns....
6th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable