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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Lesson Plan
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
Lesson Plan
Understanding Character Traits, Understanding Plot Lesson Part III
Have you ever read a story and immediately began to compare the characters to those of your favorite story? In this lesson, students will learn to read context clues and descriptions in order to understand characters and compare them.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Amelia Earhart Biography
Amelia Earhart Biography
Worksheet
Amelia Earhart Biography
Children are introduced to the life and accomplishments of aeronautics pioneer Amelia Earhart in this fascinating worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Four Types of Sentences
The Four Types of Sentences
Worksheet
The Four Types of Sentences
Help your ELs learn about declarative, imperative, exclamatory, and interrogative sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Building Fluency with Punctuation
Building Fluency with Punctuation
Lesson Plan
Building Fluency with Punctuation
This lesson focuses on how punctuation affects reading fluency and comprehension using graphic organizers and sentence stems. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support for the Punctuation and Prosody lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension: Black Beauty
Reading Comprehension: Black Beauty
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Black Beauty
Inspire your reluctant reader with this comprehension page, featuring a passage from a classic novel, Black Beauty.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Smooth Reading #2
Smooth Reading #2
Worksheet
Smooth Reading #2
This worksheet will help your students practice their reading fluency and comprehension skills.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Rhyming With Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Rhyming With Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Lesson Plan
Rhyming With Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
In this lesson, your students will identify rhyming words and create illustrations from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. They will love listening to this classic book!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Parts of an Apple
Parts of an Apple
Worksheet
Parts of an Apple
Here is a fresh and fruity way to learn a bit of life science. Sit down with your little one and teach them all the different parts of an apple!
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Immigration: Ellis Island
Immigration: Ellis Island
Lesson Plan
Immigration: Ellis Island
This is a lesson about the immigration procedures at Ellis Island. Students will learn about the process and creatively write about what it was like for immigrants to pass through Ellis Island.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fourth Grade Reading Log
Fourth Grade Reading Log
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Reading Log
Children keep track of their weekday reading with this useful two-page template.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
History of Zombies
History of Zombies
Worksheet
History of Zombies
Ever wonder how the whole zombie craze got started? Read about the history of zombies in this awesome reading comprehension packet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Log
Weekly Reading Log
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Log
Reading has so many benefits for kids, such as improving vocabulary and language skills and helping to develop imagination and concentration. Reading logs are a great way for you and your students to keep track of their reading throughout the week!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Yummy Peanut Butter and Jelly
Yummy Peanut Butter and Jelly
Lesson Plan
Yummy Peanut Butter and Jelly
Who doesn't love peanut butter and jelly? This lesson has the potential to get a little messy as you reinforce the letter S!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Using Pictures to Read Words
Using Pictures to Read Words
Lesson Plan
Using Pictures to Read Words
This is a great introductory lesson to teach students about the importance of illustrations when reading. It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Introducing Reader's Workshop lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Workbook
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Hands-on movie activities bring to life vocabulary and reading comprehension.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Lesson Plan
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Use this lesson to reinforce using sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. This can be used as a stand alone activity or a support the Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What's For Breakfast?
What's For Breakfast?
Lesson Plan
What's For Breakfast?
Teach your class to develop strong inferencing skills by focusing on clues and hard evidence. In this lesson, students will play a game of “What’s for Breakfast?” to help them link context clues with word meaning.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Introducing Reader's Workshop!
Introducing Reader's Workshop!
Lesson Plan
Introducing Reader's Workshop!
This lesson plan will have students practice their reading skills and build their reading stamina. This can be used as an introduction to kindergarten reader's workshop!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Jazz Greats: Etta James
Jazz Greats: Etta James
Worksheet
Jazz Greats: Etta James
This worksheet on Etta James celebrates the legacy of this African American singer of soul and jazz.
4th grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Learning About Literacy Concepts
Learning About Literacy Concepts
Lesson Plan
Learning About Literacy Concepts
This lesson plan can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for Reading Winners to introduce or review concepts of print and parts of a book to your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Lesson Plan
Mythological Creature: Vampire
Bram Stoker's Dracula has inspired feelings of fear and morbid curiosity for over a century. With this lesson plan, your students will get a taste of the literary work while learning about the myth behind vampires.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Three Sentence Summary
Three Sentence Summary
Worksheet
Three Sentence Summary
Help students master summarizing using keywords with this reading comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Day at the Beach
A Day at the Beach
Worksheet
A Day at the Beach
Kindergarten students are becoming more fluent readers each day! Use this decodable story filled with sight words to help them with their reading comprehension and fluency as they read a fun summer story!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet