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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
Story Elements
More Popular Kindergarten Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, First Grade

Daily Reading Warm-Ups for Grades 1 & 2 (RSS Feed)
Sequencing Lesson Plan for The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Reading Comprehension Stories, Vol. I: Printables Slideshow (Gr. 1)
More Popular 1st-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Second Grade

Reading Comprehension Sequence Chain
Story Elements and Story Map
Summarizing: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
More Popular 2nd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Third Grade

Daily Reading Warm-Ups for Grades 3 & 4 (RSS Feed)
The Legend of St. Patrick's Day
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Question-Answer Relationships
More Popular 3rd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Fourth Grade

The Dr. Seuss Connection
Who Am I? – Character Description
Three Paragraph Main Idea and Details Chart
Theodor Seuss Geisel Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Popular 4th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Fifth Grade

Daily Reading Warm-Ups for Grades 5 & 6 (RSS Feed)
Cause and Effect
Story Setting
The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
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
Establishing the Main Idea
Have a Heart
More Popular 6th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Seventh Grade

Five Elements of a Plot
The War of 1812
Number the Stars
Solving Analogies
More Popular 7th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Eighth Grade

Sarah, Plain and Tall — Comprehension Test A
James and the Giant Peach — Comprehension Test A
Discussion Questions for Any Book
Make a Giving Tree
More Popular 8th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Grades 9-12

The Great Gatsby Chapter Questions
Interview with Jose Garcia Villa
Scoring Rubric: Literary Analysis/Interpretation
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
More Popular Reading Comprehension Resources, Grades 9-12

Phonics Resources

Ready to Rhyme with Hop on Pop
Syllable Awareness
3-Letter Blends
Phonemic Awareness
Words with oi and oy
Contraction Shamrocks
More Popular Phonics Resources

Graphic Organizers

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

Lesson Plans

African-American Heroes
Tap Your Feet
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Story Elements: Danny and the Dinosaur
Main Idea: The Great Kapok Tree
Making Inferences, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing
Making Inferences, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
More Popular Reading Lesson Plans

Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

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

Summer Reading Lists

Reading Record Chart
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Fun Worksheets
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading List -- Pre-K through Primary
Summer Reading List -- Middle
Summer Reading List -- Intermediate
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

The Season of Lent - Word Scramble
Shape Poems
Celebrate African-American Heritage & Culture
George Washington Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
More Popular Holiday Reading Activities

Art & Reading Connected

Exploring Comic Strips
Chinese Scrolls Craft & Reading Activity
Teacher's Guide to David A. Carter's Pop-up Books
Travel Brochure
It's Your Turn to Sequence
Classroom Guide for The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Following Directions: Spatial Relationships
More Popular Art Activities for Reading

History & Reading Connected

Animal Farm Literature Guide
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
The Crucible
African Folk Tales: Background Information
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
Harriet Tubman Writing Activity
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
More Popular History & Reading Resources

Mathematics & Reading Connected

TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
The Lemonade War Teacher's Guide
Triple Venn Diagram
Adapting Reading and Math Materials in the Inclusive Classroom
Four Column Chart
Chart, Two-Column
SIR RIGHT: A Strategy for Math Problem Solving
More Popular Math & Reading Resources

Science & Reading Connected

Photosynthesis Worksheet
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Plant Parts
Polar Bears Reading Warm-Up
Reading Comprehension: The Moon
What Am I? Icebreaker
Dogs and Cats as Pets: Venn Diagram
More Popular Science & Reading Resources

Technology & Reading Connected

Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 1-4
Story Starters
Letter Writing
Getting into Grammar
WWI Propaganda
Internet Scavenger Hunts
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
More Popular Technology Activities for Reading

Geography & Reading Connected

All About Early Explorers
Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides Series: Maps and Geography and Greek Mythology Classroom Guide
Continents of the World
Wonders of the World Questions
Read the Map
Slaughterhouse-Five Questions
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
More Geography & Reading Resources

Music & Reading Connected

"Frere Jacques" Translations
Matilda Common Core Lesson Plans
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Defining Jazz Music
Guide to the Mystery Genre
Classical Music: Improving Children's Development
"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
More Popular Music Activities for Reading

Biographies & Reading Connected

Popular Biography Printables for Grades K-5
Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
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
The Life of Milton Hershey
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading

Social Studies & Reading Connected

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
All About the Boston Tea Party
A Tale of Two Cities
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Cause and Effect Organizer
Same Name Word Puzzle
More Popular Social Studies & Reading Resources

Physical Education & Reading Connected

Reading Warm-Up 127 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Reading Warm-Up 127 for Gr. 1 & 2: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Official Playbook to the Books of Mike Lupica
Reading Warm-Up 117 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
Reading Warm-Up 116 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
More Physical Education & Reading Resources

Health, Safety, & Reading Connected

Resolving Conflicts
Ryan White, My Own Story
Science Reading Warm-Up 62 for Gr. 3 & 4: Earthquakes
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
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
Web 1 (Concept Map)
Family Nights
More Popular Back-to-School Reading Activities

Creative Writing Resources

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


Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.

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