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Analyzing Visual Elements
Analyzing Visual Elements
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Analyzing Visual Elements
Give students many opportunities to see how visuals can influence a story's meaning. Show off your acting skills and read a great book to help them learn!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension: Stuffed Elephant
Reading Comprehension: Stuffed Elephant
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Stuffed Elephant
Improve your child's reading comprehension, and introduce her to a classic children's story, with this worksheet on The Story of a Stuffed Elephant.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Busy Book
Valentine's Day Busy Book
Workbook
Valentine's Day Busy Book
Explore Valentine's Day with this mix of puzzles, reading, recipes, printable valentines and more! With a balance of sweet and educational, this book makes the day perfectly palatable for 4th graders.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII
Lesson Plan
Where Am I?, Understanding Plot Lesson Part IIII
Sometimes authors choose to describe their setting for readers to imagine, but don't actually tell them where the story is set! In this lesson, students will learn to deduce settings from context.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Inferences & Evidence
Inferences & Evidence
Worksheet
Inferences & Evidence
Students can use this graphic organizer to make inferences as they read fiction or nonfiction texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Inferences: Where Are They?
Making Inferences: Where Are They?
Worksheet
Making Inferences: Where Are They?
This reading resource gives your students practice using text clues and background knowledge to make inferences about characters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Can You Make an Inference?
Can You Make an Inference?
Worksheet
Can You Make an Inference?
Students will practice making inferences about the characters, setting, and events based on clues in the passage.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tracking Character Traits
Tracking Character Traits
Worksheet
Tracking Character Traits
With this reading exercise, students will identify a character’s traits and provide evidence from the text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
“I Have a Dream" Speech and "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" Song
“I Have a Dream" Speech and "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" Song
Worksheet
“I Have a Dream" Speech and "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" Song
Children are introduced to two beautiful examples of the power of words in this “I Have a Dream" Speech and "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" Song worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Calling All Homophones
Calling All Homophones
Lesson Plan
Calling All Homophones
Write right with homophones! This interactive lesson will help students with their understanding of homophones by differentiating homophones through motion and how they are used in sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Extended Reading Comprehension: Ashputtel
Extended Reading Comprehension: Ashputtel
Worksheet
Extended Reading Comprehension: Ashputtel
Build your reading stamina and comprehension skills with this worksheet based on “Ashputtel,” the Grimm Brothers’ version of another famous fairy tale.
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Inferences with Sentence Stems
Inferences with Sentence Stems
Lesson Plan
Inferences with Sentence Stems
Use this lesson to help your ELs make inferences with support. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Inferences in Fictional Texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading the Clues, Understanding Plot Lesson Part II
Lesson Plan
Reading the Clues, Understanding Plot Lesson Part II
Have you ever wished that books, like movies, would state their conflict and genres on the cover? With the help of an Education.com workbook, students will learn to find the clues and read like a writer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Inferring with Visual Elements
Inferring with Visual Elements
Lesson Plan
Inferring with Visual Elements
Your ELs will practice drawing connections between illustrations and relevant text in a story in order to make inferences. This lesson can be a stand-alone resource or it can be paired with the lesson Analyzing Visual Elements.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Searching for Ethics
Searching for Ethics
Lesson Plan
Searching for Ethics
Help students understand ethics and how it relates to life in the classroom with this lesson that has them use their own independent reading books to find relevant situations.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Make Your Own Inferences 2
Make Your Own Inferences 2
Worksheet
Make Your Own Inferences 2
A key component of reading comprehension is being able to draw conclusions—or make inferences—about what we read. Use this resource to give your students extra practice making their own inferences based on simple sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make Your Own Inferences
Make Your Own Inferences
Worksheet
Make Your Own Inferences
Making inferences is a critical skill for young readers to master, as it helps them look beyond the words on the page to figure out the author's message. Use these simple sentences to get your students started in making their own inferences!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
More Reading Between the Lines
More Reading Between the Lines
Worksheet
More Reading Between the Lines
Your students will need to read between the lines as they make inferences about the various scenes included in this reading exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
St. Patrick's Day Blarney
St. Patrick's Day Blarney
Lesson Plan
St. Patrick's Day Blarney
In this Saint Patrick's Day lesson plan, students will complete a 5-strategy comprehension exercise using "The Legend of the Blarney Stone."
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Inferences About Feelings
Making Inferences About Feelings
Lesson Plan
Making Inferences About Feelings
In this support lesson, your students will use sentence frames and short texts to make inferences about a character's feelings in order to understand their perspective.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Worksheet
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
This fantastically illustrated excerpt of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, is a surefire way to get your kid in the Halloween spirit.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
They Sound Alike
They Sound Alike
Lesson Plan
They Sound Alike
This exciting lesson plan will introduce your second grade students to two different versions of the well-loved Cinderella story while also teaching them about making inferences and comparing and contrasting stories.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Explicit or Inferred? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part I)
Explicit or Inferred? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part I)
Lesson Plan
Explicit or Inferred? (Bud, Not Buddy, Part I)
In this lesson you will allow students to explore the inferences in the opening chapter of Bud, Not Buddy. Then they will have the opportunity to develop these skills further with high cognitive partner and individual activities.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Lesson Plan
Inferences in Nonfiction Texts: Cesar Chavez and Farmworker Rights
Cesar Chavez is a perfect example of a champion for social justice. Students will refine inference skills by using background knowledge and evidence from the text, while also discovering an important American civil rights activist.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Myths and Man
Myths and Man
Lesson Plan
Myths and Man
Popular fiction throughout the ages colors the way people speak. In this short lesson, students will read a myth and non-fiction paragraph in order to identify and define words that come from mythology.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan