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Phonics With The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Phonics With The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Lesson Plan
Phonics With The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Caterpillars and the hard C sound come together in this colorful lesson. With help from the ever-popular *The Very Hungry Caterpillar* by Eric Carle, students will learn about metamorphosis while developing their phonics skills.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs
Worksheet
The Three Little Pigs
Read this charmingly illustrated story of "The Three Little Pigs" then use the finger puppets to retell it!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Worksheet
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Students will read and answer questions about the Bradley familyÃs summer vacation. Kids will learn the importance of paying close attention to their reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Elements of Poetry
Elements of Poetry
Lesson Plan
Elements of Poetry
Introduce your students to some of the major structural elements of poetry in this comprehensive lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Fluency: Apple Picking
Reading Fluency: Apple Picking
Worksheet
Reading Fluency: Apple Picking
Help your students practice reading fluently with this passage with exactly 100 words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story
Main Idea of a Story
Worksheet
Main Idea of a Story
Finding the main idea of a story is a fundamental reading comprehension skill. Help your child tackle reading with this beginner's worksheet!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Shadow
My Shadow
Guided Lesson
My Shadow
The story "My Shadow" provides the backdrop for this guided lesson on the letters I, M and J. Learning to read letter by letter allows children to focus not only on letter recognition, but on the sounds that the letters make in context. This technique provides the building blocks for reading fluency to come in kindergarten and first grade. Kids can continue their phonics practice with the accompanying worksheets.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Lesson Plan
Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Your kids will love learning about setting, characters and events as they listen to a classic tale and play a simple game. This lesson helps students improve their reading comprehension skills while they have fun.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Worksheet
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper is a fable that teaches kids the value of hard work. Kids will focus on comprehension and predictions in this worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Segmenting 1
Segmenting 1
Guided Lesson
Segmenting 1
This guided lesson builds upon kindergarteners' understanding of consonant-vowel-consonant or CVC words. Exercises teach kids how to spell CVC words, in addition to understanding how to pronounce each segment of the word. As children learn to swap out individual letters within words, they will build important phonemic fluency. Don't forget to check out our CVC word printables for further practice.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Silent E 1
Silent E 1
Guided Lesson
Silent E 1
Learning silent E rules is one of the trickiest concepts for early readers. Words such as cube/cub, robe/rob and tube/tub are particularly confusing to decipher. How can one little letter make so much of a difference? This lesson can help smooth the way with guided exercises and examples that bolster your student's ability to recognize, understand and read the letter E.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Sequence It: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Sequence It: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Worksheet
Sequence It: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Have students practice their sequencing skills as they put the story in the correct order.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Rainbow Fish
The Rainbow Fish
Lesson Plan
The Rainbow Fish
In this literacy lesson, students have the chance to explore feelings using The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. They will role-play, answer comprehension questions, and create a craft!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Lesson Plan
Reading Fluently to Support Comprehension
Use this lesson to teach students about the importance of reading fluently to support comprehension. Use as a stand alone activity or a support for the Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
Worksheet
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
Give your second graders some practice building their reading comprehension skills with the timeless story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Students will read this classic fable and then answer questions about setting, characters, genre, and cause and effect.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Anansi and the Turtle
Anansi and the Turtle
Guided Lesson
Anansi and the Turtle
"Anansi and the Turtle", a popular story for boys and girls, gives kids a chance to practice the letters A, T, Y and O in this guided lesson. Kids will practice both alphabet and phonics skills, as they work on identifying these letters in the story and understanding the sounds they represent. Targeted practice such as this helps with retention of these skills, as preschoolers begin their journey towards reading mastery.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Reading Between the Lines
Reading Between the Lines
Worksheet
Reading Between the Lines
Students will make inferences about the various scenes included in this reading exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension:  The Ice Cream Disaster
Reading Comprehension: The Ice Cream Disaster
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Ice Cream Disaster
This passage will challenge your 3rd graders to think deeper into the text to strengthen their comprehension skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Sleuth: Reading Comprehension
Story Sleuth: Reading Comprehension
Workbook
Story Sleuth: Reading Comprehension
A central component of reading comprehension is the ability to understand the main idea or theme of a text. In this series, your child will practice basic analysis of a short story or poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Children read six short passages and draw a conclusion about each one based on context clues.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Superhero Research Project
Superhero Research Project
Activity
Superhero Research Project
In this activity, your students will research a favorite superhero and discuss which of their powers are real and not real. Your students will be able to complete a simple research chart and graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
What is Onomatopoeia?
What is Onomatopoeia?
Worksheet
What is Onomatopoeia?
BOOM! This worksheet is full of all kinds of sound-based words, from creaks to squeaks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Sequence
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Sequence
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Sequence
Oh no, Jack's beanstalk story is all jumbled up! Cut out the pictures and fix the story sequence to help Jack get his story straight!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cause and Effect for Kids
Cause and Effect for Kids
Worksheet
Cause and Effect for Kids
Build comprehension skills with this reading page on cause and effect for kids.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Wizard of Oz
Reading Comprehension: Wizard of Oz
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Wizard of Oz
Dive into the world of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" with this reading comprehension page.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Reading Fiction Resources

Working with fiction is often a favorite part of language learning for kids. Help your child enter the world of fiction with our story starters, question and answer pages, sequence of event quizzes, and so much more. If you’re teaching fiction, we have resources, too. Whether they’re learning to read it or write it, we have just what you need to help your student out.
Unicorns, abominable snowmen, and a rainbow’s pot of gold spring to life from the pages of a book. Fiction delights the imagination, but reading fiction involves several skills. Our reading fiction help has got your student covered, whether they’re in first grade, high school, or anywhere in between.

Basic skills in learning reading fiction include the five W’s (who, what, when, where, why, how), identifying the main idea, or learning story concepts through pictures. More advanced ways to teach reading fiction include stories that lack conclusions, comprehension questions, and discussing the writings of great authors. Reading fiction help is on the way!

Learning reading fiction opens up a whole world of meaning and enrichment. Once your child is hooked, they can put what they learn into action and might even find their inner muse with our early writing resources.