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What Happened Next?
What Happened Next?
Worksheet
What Happened Next?
Play author with this creative writing and comprehension exercise! Your child will learn all about inference, or drawing conclusions based on what they've read.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Book Report Outline
Book Report Outline
Worksheet
Book Report Outline
Need a template for your child to write his book report ? Here is a fun, postcard themed book report outline.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literary Essay Graphic Organizer
Literary Essay Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Literary Essay Graphic Organizer
Help your fourth graders organize the structure of their literary essays with this graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read Between the Lines
Read Between the Lines
Workbook
Read Between the Lines
When it comes to reading, it’s all about inferring. Kids can learn how to use clues in a text to understand a character’s thoughts or follow the action, in this book about jumping to conclusions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
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
Conclude a Story
Conclude a Story
Lesson Plan
Conclude a Story
Good storytelling always includes a great ending! Your students will learn academic vocabulary and add their own conclusion to a short story. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Write Your Own Ending lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Crafting a Thesis Statement: Literary Essay Writing
Crafting a Thesis Statement: Literary Essay Writing
Worksheet
Crafting a Thesis Statement: Literary Essay Writing
This activity will afford your fourth graders the chance to think about the claim they want to make in their literary essays and give them practice writing an intro paragraph.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Response Letters
Reading Response Letters
Lesson Plan
Reading Response Letters
How can you *see* what your students are thinking while they read? Try reading response letters in your class. Students will practice formatting letters and learn to discuss their thinking about literature in writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Anne Frank
Anne Frank
Worksheet
Anne Frank
Learn more about the life of Anne Frank, a tragic, true-life story of a young girl caught up in the horrors of war.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Five Ways to Respond to Literature
Five Ways to Respond to Literature
Lesson Plan
Five Ways to Respond to Literature
Prepare your students to analyze and respond to literature by practicing five types of responses: predictions, questions, clarification, connections, and opinions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Lesson Plan
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
My Favorite Book Outline
My Favorite Book Outline
Worksheet
My Favorite Book Outline
Help your students prepare to write about their favorite book with this opinion writing organizer. This handy worksheet breaks down opinion writing into easy-to-follow steps that will have your kids writing persuasive essays with ease in no time.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Interactive
Reading Response Letter Interactive
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Interactive
Students will look over a sample reading response letter and identify important elements in the text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Note-Taking Sheet
Note-Taking Sheet
Worksheet
Note-Taking Sheet
Writing nonfiction can be a daunting task for newbies, but this note-taking sheet contains helpful prompts that keep your young writer on track.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sub Plans for First Grade
Sub Plans for First Grade
Lesson Plan
Sub Plans for First Grade
Get ready to learn all about animals! In this week, students will learn about animals that live in different habitats. They will connect to literacy through classic stories like the *Three Little Pigs* and *The Very Hungry Caterpillar.*
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing About Reading Assessment: Let's Soar in Grade 4
Writing About Reading Assessment: Let's Soar in Grade 4
Worksheet
Writing About Reading Assessment: Let's Soar in Grade 4
In this writing assessment, see how well your students draw connections between texts and the real world.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Response Log
Reading Response Log
Worksheet
Reading Response Log
Children practice summarizing and reflecting more deeply about the books they read by answering four thought-provoking questions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Thumbs Up or Down?
Thumbs Up or Down?
Lesson Plan
Thumbs Up or Down?
Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name, and students will have a blast writing persuasive sentences about her. This quirky lesson is sure to please young, creative minds.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Find the Central Message: Literary Response
Find the Central Message: Literary Response
Worksheet
Find the Central Message: Literary Response
Get your kids writing about their reading! When students note key observations as they read, they have a better chance at understanding a text's message.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
New Word Writing
New Word Writing
Lesson Plan
New Word Writing
Help your first graders learn word formation with this lesson that has them create a new word and write a story about it.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Note-Taking from a Text
Note-Taking from a Text
Worksheet
Note-Taking from a Text
Guide students to get the most out of non-fiction texts by thinking about their previous knowledge, what they learn, and what they still want to know. When they finish, they can trim it to paste into a spiral-bound notebook.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Format
Reading Response Letter Format
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Format
Use this activity to teach students the structure and content of a reading response letter.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Response to Literature
Response to Literature
Worksheet
Response to Literature
After your students read an excerpt of The Land of the Blue Flower, ask them to respond to a writing prompt. Encourage them to use comparative works like similarly and unlike.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Thinking About Characters: Literary Response
Thinking About Characters: Literary Response
Worksheet
Thinking About Characters: Literary Response
When students note observations as they read, they gain a deeper understanding of the characters.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Checklist
Reading Response Letter Checklist
Worksheet
Reading Response Letter Checklist
After students have learned about reading response letters they can use this checklist to polish their own letter.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet