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Learning to read well is a vital skill for students to master. Help them achieve that goal with printables, lesson plans, and activities that enhance reading skills.

Browse our most popular resources on reading comprehension, phonics, literature, story analysis, and alphabetizing. Plus, get daily reading warm-ups and graphic organizers. You'll find useful cross-curricular resources that connect reading with science, social studies, history, math, and art.

Literature Guides

Teacher Guides to Primary Literature
Teacher Guides to Intermediate & Middle Literature
Teacher Guides to Secondary Literature

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

Content Galleries

Reading Comprehension Stories, Vol. I: Printables Slideshow (Gr. 1)
Top 10 Writing Graphic Organizers Gallery
Top 10 Books by Eric Carle
Reading Comprehension Stories, Vol. I: Printables Slideshow (Gr. 2)
Top 10 Reading Graphic Organizers Printables Gallery
More Reading Content Galleries

Reading Comprehension (K-1)

Questions Before, During, and After Reading
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Activating Prior Knowledge
Sequencing
Sequencing Lesson Plan for The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Popular Kindergarten Reading Comprehension Resources
Popular 1st-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (2-3)

Sequencing
Summarizing
Story Elements
Health Reading Warm-Up: Healthy Food
Inferences
Popular 2nd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources
More Popular 3rd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (4-5)

Sequencing
Who Am I? – Character Description
Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
Reading Comprehension Sequence Chain
Question-Answer Relationships
Popular 4th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources
Popular 5th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (6-8)

"The Monkey's Paw" Short Story & Activities
Who Am I? – Character Description
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Visualizing
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Popular 6th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources
Popular 7th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources
Popular 8th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (9-12)

The Great Gatsby Chapter Questions
"The Monkey's Paw" Short Story & Activities
Story Elements and Story Map
Interview with Jose Garcia Villa
The War of 1812
More Popular Reading Comprehension Resources (9-12)

Daily Warm-Ups

Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Polar Bears Reading Warm-Up
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
More Daily Warm-Ups (1-6)

Phonics Resources

Syllable Awareness
Seeds Word Search
3-Letter Blends
Phonemic Awareness
Naming Words - Grammar Skill (Gr. K)
More Popular Phonics Resources

Graphic Organizers

Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
Five-Paragraph Essay
Beginning, Middle, and End
Story Map Graphic Organizer
Three Paragraph Main Idea and Details Chart
More Reading Graphic Organizers

Lesson Plans

Summarizing: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Main Idea: The Great Kapok Tree
Journal Writing
Asking Pre-Reading Questions
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
More Reading Lesson Plans

Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Scoring Rubric: Poetry
Presentation Rubrics
Rubrics for Writing -- Elementary/Intermediate
Scoring Rubric: Research Report/Paper
Scoring Rubric: Literary Analysis/Interpretation
More Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Summer Reading Lists

Summer Fun Worksheets
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Teaching Guides for Summer Reading
Summer Reading & Language Arts Worksheets
More Summer Reading Lists

Holiday Reading Fun

Shape Poems
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
Mother's Day Writing Ideas
More Holiday Reading Activities

Poetry Resources

Poetry Lessons & Activities: Gallery of Worksheets (Grades K-2)
Poetry Lessons & Activities: Gallery of Worksheets (Grades 6-8)
Poetry Lessons & Worksheets: Gallery of Activities (Grades 3-5)
Poetry Lessons & Worksheets: Gallery of Activities (Grades 9-12)
Shape Poems
More Poetry Resources

Art Connections

Exploring Comic Strips
Make a Giving Tree
Travel Brochure
Following the Directions
Following Directions: Spatial Relationships
More Popular Art Activities for Reading

History Connections

The Crucible
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Animal Farm Literature Guide
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
The House on Mango Street
More Popular History & Reading Resources

Mathematics Connections

Four Column Chart
Buy Nothing Day
The Lemonade War Teacher's Guide
Triple Venn Diagram
The Coin Counting Book Activity
More Popular Math & Reading Resources

Science Connections

Photosynthesis Worksheet
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Earth Day Word Search
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Plant Parts
More Popular Science & Reading Resources

Geography Connections

PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
All About Early Explorers
Read the Map
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Wonders of the World Questions
More Geography & Reading Resources

Music Connections

"Frere Jacques" Translations
Matilda Common Core Lesson Plans
Tap Your Feet
Classical Music: Improving Children's Development
"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
More Popular Music Activities for Reading

Biographies

The Great Gatsby Chapter Questions
Research Paper: How to Write a Bibliography
Lowercase and Uppercase Cursive Alphabet
Sample Essay Outlines
Lesson Planning Center
More Popular Biography Activities

Social Studies Connections

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Suggested Author Interview Questions
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Same Name Word Puzzle
The House on Mango Street
More Popular Social Studies & Reading Resources

Physical Education Connections

Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
Reading Warm-Up 120 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Reading Warm-Up 158 for Gr. 3 & 4: Fantasy
Reading Warm-Up 115 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Teammates
More Physical Education & Reading Resources

Health & Safety Connections

Resolving Conflicts
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
What Is AIDS?
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
Ryan White, My Own Story
More Health & Safety Reading Resources

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Highlights

Summer
Summer is here! While most of your students will be on break from school for a few months, you can still engage their minds this summer. Try our summer reading suggestions, math and science worksheets, and cross-curricular resource packets to prepare kids for what the next school year will bring!

June Calendar of Events
June is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Eric Carle's Birthday (June 25, 1929) and Paul Bunyan Day (June 28). Plus, celebrate Dairy Month, Immigrant Heritage Month, Inventors Month, and LGBT Pride Month all June long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.