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The Hare and the Tortoise
The Hare and the Tortoise
Worksheet
The Hare and the Tortoise
In Aesop's classic fable, a tortoise and a hare race — but the winner may surprise you!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Summarize a Nonfiction Text
Summarize a Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Summarize a Nonfiction Text
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand how to write effective nonfiction text summaries. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Create a Non-fiction Text Summary lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Lesson Plan
New Words, New Ideas: Reading Nonfiction
Your students will deepen their understanding and build their vocabulary through reading nonfiction texts and identifying unknown words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Paraphrasing Practice
Paraphrasing Practice
Worksheet
Paraphrasing Practice
Paraphrasing is all about summing up a lengthy text, and it can be a great way to help your child hone reading comprehension skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About the Story
All About the Story
Lesson Plan
All About the Story
Use this engaging lesson plan to introduce the concept of perspective and story sequencing to your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Put Me in the Zoo.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Worksheet
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Your students will work together to find new vocabulary words and create a short summary of a nonfiction text related to the butterfly life cycle. Use this worksheet as an introduction to the Create a Nonfiction Text Summary lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fantastic Fiction: Retelling Stories
Fantastic Fiction: Retelling Stories
Lesson Plan
Fantastic Fiction: Retelling Stories
Use this fun lesson plan as a stand alone or pre-lesson when introducing the concept of retelling a story to your ELs.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Summary Raceway: Summarizing Fiction
Summary Raceway: Summarizing Fiction
Lesson Plan
Summary Raceway: Summarizing Fiction
Start Your Engines! It's time to teach your students how to summarize fiction text as you race down Summary Raceway.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Little Boy Blue
Little Boy Blue
Worksheet
Little Boy Blue
Read this Mother Goose's Treasury classic, then answer the reading comprehension questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Elements Map
Story Elements Map
Worksheet
Story Elements Map
This story map will help organize students' retelling of stories while reinforcing the concepts of sequencing, main idea, character traits, and setting.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Topic Cards
Main Topic Cards
Worksheet
Main Topic Cards
This set of picture cards can help students to strengthen their reading comprehension skills by identifying the main topic and supporting details.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Book Marks the Spot
Book Marks the Spot
Workbook
Book Marks the Spot
This workbook is the spot for reluctant readers and bookworms alike! Kids can get ideas for books then delve deeper into what they read with decision charts, organizers, writing and design prompts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Summarizing with Sequence Words
Summarizing with Sequence Words
Lesson Plan
Summarizing with Sequence Words
This lesson helps students summarize fictional stories using sequence words. Students will have a chance to practice distinguishing the different parts of a story in this lesson, which can be taught as a precursor to Storyboard Superstars.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Logs to Go!
Reading Logs to Go!
Lesson Plan
Reading Logs to Go!
Show and prove! Use this lesson plan and say farewell to fiction reading logs of yore, as your students (literally) draw connections across theme, cause, and effect.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
Lesson Plan
Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources
What's the difference between primary and secondary sources? This lesson will compare the two types of sources and ask students to discuss the benefits of using each source.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Five Little Pigs
The Five Little Pigs
Worksheet
The Five Little Pigs
Read this well-loved poem, then answer a few reading comprehension questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fiction Summaries:  Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then
Fiction Summaries: Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then
Worksheet
Fiction Summaries: Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then
Students will use the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then strategy of writing fiction summaries with these reading passages.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Día de los Muertos: Traditions in History
Día de los Muertos: Traditions in History
Lesson Plan
Día de los Muertos: Traditions in History
Sugar skulls and fancy dress aren't all there is to the Day of the Dead. In this lesson students will learn about several societies that celebrate their dead, as well as some of the history behind the traditions of the Día de los Muertos.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Hidden Treasure: Summarizing Informational Text
Hidden Treasure: Summarizing Informational Text
Lesson Plan
Hidden Treasure: Summarizing Informational Text
Ahoy there! Ready to sail with your students on a treasure map summary? What's that matey? Your students need practice with summaries? Then take a journey and summarize to find the hidden treasure.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Independent Reading Log
Independent Reading Log
Worksheet
Independent Reading Log
After independent reading, have students record and reflect. Young readers will demonstrate their ability to summarize and respond to their reading, and a log is a fun way for them to track their progress. Make copies of this log to use again and again!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Three Little Pigs' Revenge
The Three Little Pigs' Revenge
Lesson Plan
The Three Little Pigs' Revenge
In this funny twist of the "Three Little Pigs," the wolf ends up rather confused! After reading this story, your students will have a great time acting out their versions of "Who's at the Door? A Split-Page Surprise Book" by Jonathan Allen.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Dancing Dreams
Dancing Dreams
Lesson Plan
Dancing Dreams
Let's dance our dreams! In this lesson, students read a story about a girl going after her dream of being a ballerina before composing dances to represent their own dreams.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
Worksheet
Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
After reading a short story, your students will practice writing a simple summary.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Think, Jot, and Talk About Facts
Think, Jot, and Talk About Facts
Worksheet
Think, Jot, and Talk About Facts
This activity adds a discussion element to nonfiction reading. Use this worksheet to get your students thinking about facts in the books they read.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Summaries and Predictions
Summaries and Predictions
Lesson Plan
Summaries and Predictions
Teach your second graders how to write a prediction and summarize book chapters in this exciting lesson!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan