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Identifying Problems and Solutions in Reading
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Complete a Story Map
Complete a Story Map
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Complete a Story Map
This graphic organizer guides readers to complete a story map of their reading by having them record the characters, setting, problem, and solution.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 1
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 1
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Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 1
With these short fiction passages, your students will identify the problems and solutions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Practice with Problem & Solution
Practice with Problem & Solution
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Practice with Problem & Solution
In this fiction comprehension exercise, your students will use transition words to help them write about the problem and solution in three short stories.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Rollercoaster
Story Rollercoaster
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Story Rollercoaster
Use this fun story rollercoaster template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them consider these who, what, where, why, and how questions as they relate to the plot.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 2
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 2
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Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 2
Your students will read text to identify the problem, attempt to solve the problem and solution in the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Mountain
Story Mountain
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Story Mountain
Use this awesome story mountain template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. Students will use this activity to organize their thoughts about the beginning, problem, climax, solution, and ending of a story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
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Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Use this graphic organizer to help your students identify the four elements of a fictional story: characters, setting, problem, and solution.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding Louie Alternate Ending
Finding Louie Alternate Ending
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Finding Louie Alternate Ending
A strong ending is a key part of creative writing! Have your second graders flex their fiction comprehension muscles with this activity. Students will consider problem, solution, characters, and detail as they answer questions after reading a short story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Part 1: Finding the Problem and the Solution with Question Words
Part 1: Finding the Problem and the Solution with Question Words
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Part 1: Finding the Problem and the Solution with Question Words
Help your students find the problem and solution by asking the “5Ws + H” questions with this helpful reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
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Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Use this resource to organize the different ways a character tries to solve a problem in a fiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Momotaro's Ending
Momotaro's Ending
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Momotaro's Ending
Kids will read a classic Japanese folktale and then answer questions about the the problem, solution, and ending in this fun reading comprehension activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Motivated Problem Solver
A Motivated Problem Solver
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A Motivated Problem Solver
Use this resource with your students to practice not only identifying the problem and solution in a text, but also the character’s attempts at solving the problem.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Explain the Problem
Explain the Problem
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Explain the Problem
Use this resource to help your students identify and explain the problem in a passage using past tense verbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Tree
Story Tree
Worksheet
Story Tree
This fun worksheet serves as a great visual for your kids to organize their thoughts around the elements of a story. Challenge your readers by having them fill in this graphic organizer with their story’s setting, characters, problem, and solution.
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Slide
Story Slide
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Story Slide
This fun worksheet serves as a great visual for your kids to organize their thoughts around the elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them fill out this handy slide graphic organizer with plot, protagonist, and antagonist.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conflict in Literature
Conflict in Literature
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Conflict in Literature
Learn all about conflict in literature and how it makes the story possible in this conflict in literature worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Problem and Solution Bookmark
Problem and Solution Bookmark
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Problem and Solution Bookmark
Kids can demonstrate their understanding of what they are reading with this printable bookmark.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Problem & Solution Organizer
Problem & Solution Organizer
Worksheet
Problem & Solution Organizer
Use an open-ended graphic organizer to help your students identify the problem and solution in three stories.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Rapunzel Story Map
Rapunzel Story Map
Worksheet
Rapunzel Story Map
Have your little ones test their knowledge of "Rapunzel" with this whimsical story map, which includes space for them to write the problem, solution, setting, and more.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Problem and Solution Summaries
Vocabulary Cards: Problem and Solution Summaries
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Problem and Solution Summaries
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Problem and Solution Summaries.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Learn to Compare and Contrast
Glossary: Learn to Compare and Contrast
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Glossary: Learn to Compare and Contrast
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Learn to Compare and Contrast.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: What Was the Problem?
Glossary: What Was the Problem?
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Glossary: What Was the Problem?
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: What Was the Problem?
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: What Was the Problem?
Vocabulary Cards: What Was the Problem?
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Vocabulary Cards: What Was the Problem?
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: What Was the Problem?
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Part 2: Summarizing the Problem and the Solution with a Paragraph Frame
Part 2: Summarizing the Problem and the Solution with a Paragraph Frame
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Part 2: Summarizing the Problem and the Solution with a Paragraph Frame
Help your students summarize the problem and the solution of a story using selected conjunction words and a paragraph frame.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Problem and Solution Practice
Glossary: Problem and Solution Practice
Worksheet
Glossary: Problem and Solution Practice
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Problem and Solution Practice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet