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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
Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
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)
Story Elements
Reading Comprehension Sequence Chain
More Popular 1st-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Second Grade

Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: The Gila Monster
Summarizing: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
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)
Main Idea: The Great Kapok Tree
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Three Paragraph Main Idea and Details Chart
Story Setting
More Popular 3rd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Fourth Grade

Who Am I? – Character Description
Question-Answer Relationships
Number the Stars
More Popular 4th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Fifth Grade

Daily Reading Warm-Ups for Grades 5 & 6 (RSS Feed)
Reading Warm-Up 158 for Gr. 5 & 6: Fantasy
Cause and Effect
Five Elements of a Plot
Establishing the Main Idea
More Popular 5th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Sixth Grade

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

Reading Comprehension, Seventh Grade

Solving Analogies
James and the Giant Peach — Comprehension Test A
Sarah, Plain and Tall — Comprehension Test A
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
More Popular 7th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Eighth Grade

The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
Animal Farm — Comprehension Test A
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Scoring Rubric: Literary Analysis/Interpretation
More Popular 8th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Grades 9-12

The Great Gatsby Chapter Questions
Defining Jazz Music
Interview with Jose Garcia Villa
The War of 1812
More Popular Reading Comprehension Resources, Grades 9-12

Phonics Resources

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

Graphic Organizers

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

Lesson Plans

"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Questioning, Frog and Toad Together
Asking Pre-Reading Questions
Making Inferences, Too Many Tamales
Making Inferences, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Making Inferences, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing
Journal Writing
More Popular Reading Lesson Plans

Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

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

Summer Reading Lists

Summer Fun Worksheets
Reading Record Chart
Summer Reading & Language Arts Worksheets
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
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
All About Early Explorers
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
More Popular Holiday Reading Activities

Art & Reading Connected

Exploring Comic Strips
Make a Giving Tree
The First Cartoons
It's Your Turn to Sequence
Travel Brochure
Classroom Guide for The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Following the Directions
More Popular Art Activities for Reading

History & Reading Connected

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
The Crucible
More Popular History & Reading Resources

Mathematics & Reading Connected

TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
Triple Venn Diagram
The Lemonade War Teacher's Guide
Adapting Reading and Math Materials in the Inclusive Classroom
Buy Nothing Day
Chart, Two-Column
The Coin Counting Book Activity
More Popular Math & Reading Resources

Science & Reading Connected

Earth Day Word Search
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Photosynthesis Worksheet
Who Gives a Hoot?
Plant Parts
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Emperor Penguins
Animal Farm Literature Guide
More Popular Science & Reading Resources

Technology & Reading Connected

Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 1-4
Story Starters
Letter Writing
Internet Scavenger Hunts
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
Self-Portrait Simile Poems
Wonders of the World Questions
More Popular Technology Activities for Reading

Geography & Reading Connected

Read the Map
Slaughterhouse-Five Questions
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Continents of the World
Letter for Great Mail Race
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
More Geography & Reading Resources

Music & Reading Connected

"Frere Jacques" Translations
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Matilda Common Core Lesson Plans
Tap Your Feet
Romeo and Juliet Focusing Activities - Prologue and Act I
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Classical Music: Improving Children's Development
More Popular Music Activities for Reading

Biographies & Reading Connected

Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
The Miracle Worker: Ideas and 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

Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Same Name Word Puzzle
Suggested Author Interview Questions
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Top 10 Books by Eric Carle
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
All About the Boston Tea Party
More Popular Social Studies & Reading Resources

Physical Education & Reading Connected

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

Health, Safety, & Reading Connected

What Is AIDS?
Resolving Conflicts
Science Reading Warm-Up 62 for Gr. 3 & 4: Earthquakes
Ryan White, My Own Story
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
Science Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 5 & 6: Volcanoes
More Health & Safety Reading Resources

Back-to-School Activities

Bubble Answer Sheet
Report Card Comments & Phrases—Language Arts & Reading
Paragraph Writing: Similarities and Differences
Report Card Comments & Phrases—General and Handwriting
What Am I? Icebreaker
Web 1 (Concept Map)
More Popular Back-to-School Reading Activities

Creative Writing Resources

Sample Essay Outlines
Research Paper: How to Write a Bibliography
Character Traits
The Parts of a Letter
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Top 10 Poetry Activities & Prompts: Printables Gallery
Top 10 Writing Graphic Organizers Gallery
More Popular Creative Writing Resources for Reading


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

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

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports 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.

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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