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Reading Teacher Resources

Enhance reading skills with our extensive collection of printables, lesson plans, and activities on a variety of skill-building topics. Included you'll find our most popular resources on reading comprehension, phonics, literature, story analysis, alphabetizing, reading games and puzzles, and more. Plus, use reading in cross-curricular study; we have plenty of lessons that connect reading with science, social studies, history, math, and art. Learning to read well is a vital skill for students to master. Help them achieve that goal with our help.

Literature Guides

Teacher Guides to Primary Literature
Most Popular Literature Guides for Primary Students
Teacher Guides to Intermediate & Middle Literature
Most Popular Literature Guides for Intermediate and Middle Students
Teacher Guides to Secondary Literature
Most Popular Literature Guides for Secondary Students

Digital Books

Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies

Reading Comprehension, Kindergarten

Questions Before, During, and After Reading
Activating Prior Knowledge
Story Elements
Sequencing Lesson Plan for The Very Hungry Caterpillar
More Popular Kindergarten Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, First Grade

Daily Reading Warm-Ups for Grades 1 & 2 (RSS Feed)
Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
Sequencing
Summarizing
Reading Comprehension Stories, Vol. I: Printables Slideshow (Gr. 1)
More Popular 1st-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Second Grade

Reading Comprehension Sequence Chain
Reading Warm-Up 22 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Inferences
Story Elements and Story Map
More Popular 2nd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Third Grade

Daily Reading Warm-Ups for Grades 3 & 4 (RSS Feed)
Johnny Appleseed Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Judge Roy Bean Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Memorial Day: Exercises
Davy Crockett Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Popular 3rd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Fourth Grade

Who Am I? – Character Description
Question-Answer Relationships
Three Paragraph Main Idea and Details Chart
Main Idea and Supporting Details
More Popular 4th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Fifth Grade

Daily Reading Warm-Ups for Grades 5 & 6 (RSS Feed)
Reading Warm-Up 10 for Gr. 5 & 6: Animals
Boa Constrictor Reading Warm-Up
Reading Warm-Up 152 for Gr. 5 & 6: Fantasy
Visualizing
More Popular 5th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Sixth Grade

"The Monkey's Paw" Short Story & Activities
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Herding Cattle
More Popular 6th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Seventh Grade

James and the Giant Peach — Comprehension Test A
Number the Stars
The War of 1812
Five Elements of a Plot
More Popular 7th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Eighth Grade

Romeo and Juliet – Comprehension Check Act I
Solving Analogies
The Indian in the Cupboard — Comprehension Test A
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
More Popular 8th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Grades 9-12

The Great Gatsby Chapter Questions
Interview with Jose Garcia Villa
Discussion Questions for Any Book
Scoring Rubric: Literary Analysis/Interpretation
More Popular Reading Comprehension Resources, Grades 9-12

Phonics Resources

Words with oi and oy
Seeds Word Search
Diamond in the Rough (Medium Level)
3-Letter Blends
Phonemic Awareness
Syllable Awareness
Phonics: Vowels Printable Book (K-4)
More Popular Phonics Resources

Graphic Organizers

Five-Paragraph Essay
Beginning, Middle, and End
Story Map Graphic Organizer
Persuasive Letter Graphic Organizer
Cause and Effect
Concept Map
Main Idea and Supporting Details Reinforcement: Make Me a Cheese Sandwich
More Popular Reading Graphic Organizers

Lesson Plans

Summarizing: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Main Idea: The Great Kapok Tree
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Asking Pre-Reading Questions
What Am I? Icebreaker
Journal Writing
Sequencing: The Hare and the Tortoise
More Popular Reading Lesson Plans

Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Scoring Rubric: Poetry
Persuasive Essay Rubric I
Rubrics for Writing -- Elementary/Intermediate
Presentation Rubrics
Scoring Rubric: Research Report/Paper
Short Story Rubric
Rubrics for Writing -- Primary
More Popular Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Summer Reading Lists

Summer Fun Worksheets
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading & Language Arts Worksheets
Summer Reading Suggestions & Tips
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
My Summer Reading Chart
More Summer Reading Lists

Celebrate Books, Illustrations, and Reading!

Children's Book Week, the longest-running literacy initiative in the country, is dedicated to celebrating our favorite authors and illustrators. Their posters, apparel, and other novelties make perfect gifts this holiday season, and the purchases benefit the literacy organization, Every Child A Reader! Plus, use our teaching resources to bring these books into your lessons.

Holiday Reading Activities

Shape Poems
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
The Story of Columbus Day
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
All About the Statue of Liberty
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
More Popular Holiday Reading Activities

Art & Reading Connected

Exploring Comic Strips
Make a Giving Tree
Travel Brochure
It's Your Turn to Sequence
Classroom Guide for The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Following Directions: Spatial Relationships
Create a Movie Storyboard
More Popular Art Activities for Reading

History & Reading Connected

The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail Reading Guide
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
The Middle Ages: Knights and Knighthood Activity Packet
The Crucible
Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
More Popular History & Reading Resources

Mathematics & Reading Connected

TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
The Lemonade War Teacher's Guide
Triple Venn Diagram
Double Venn Diagram, Version 2
Chart, Two-Column
Adapting Reading and Math Materials in the Inclusive Classroom
Four Column Chart
More Popular Math & Reading Resources

Science & Reading Connected

Photosynthesis Worksheet
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Are You an Ant? Teacher's Guide
Plant Parts
Eyewitness Plant Printables
Science and Language Arts: Moving Objects
Key Term Review: Rocks and Their Origins
More Popular Science & Reading Resources

Technology & Reading Connected

Story Starters
Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 1-4
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
Letter Writing
Internet Scavenger Hunts
Getting into Grammar
Self-Portrait Simile Poems
More Popular Technology Activities for Reading

Geography & Reading Connected

Reading Warm-Up 20 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Reading Warm-Up 18 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
All About Early Explorers
Storytelling
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Reading Warm-Up 19 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
More Geography & Reading Resources

Music & Reading Connected

"Frere Jacques" Translations
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Matilda Common Core Lesson Plans
Guide to the Symphonies Activities
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Tap Your Feet
"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
More Popular Music Activities for Reading

Biographies & Reading Connected

Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5
Getting to Know Me
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading

Social Studies & Reading Connected

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Same Name Word Puzzle
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
Animal Farm Literature Guide
Top 10 Books by Eric Carle
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
More Popular Social Studies & Reading Resources

Physical Education & Reading Connected

Finger Clappers, Snappers, and Tappers
Official Playbook to the Books of Mike Lupica
Teammates
Reading Warm-Up 158 for Gr. 3 & 4: Fantasy
Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
Double Dutch Teacher's Guide
The Crossover Educator's Guide
More Physical Education & Reading Resources

Health, Safety, & Reading Connected

What Is AIDS?
Science Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 5 & 6: Volcanoes
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
Ryan White, My Own Story
Safer 3 Water Safety Story & Coloring Book
Resolving Conflicts
Science Key Term Review: Digestion and Nutrition
More Health & Safety Reading Resources

Back-to-School Activities

Bubble Answer Sheet
Report Card Comments & Phrases—Language Arts & Reading
Report Card Comments & Phrases—General and Handwriting
Paragraph Writing: Similarities and Differences
Sequencing
No English Teacher's Guide
Web 1 (Concept Map)
More Popular Back-to-School Reading Activities

Creative Writing Resources

Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Sample Essay Outlines
Research Paper: How to Write a Bibliography
Character Traits
Creative Writing Printable Book (5-8)
The Parts of a Letter
Discovering Punctuation 9
More Popular Creative Writing Resources for Reading

Highlights

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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