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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
Sequencing Lesson Plan for The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Story Elements
More Popular Kindergarten Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, First Grade

Daily Reading Warm-Ups for Grades 1 & 2 (RSS Feed)
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: The Saolo
Sequencing
Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
Summarizing
More Popular 1st-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Second Grade

Reading Comprehension Sequence Chain
Main Idea: The Great Kapok Tree
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Cats
All About the Boston Tea Party
More Popular 2nd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Third Grade

Daily Reading Warm-Ups for Grades 3 & 4 (RSS Feed)
Reading Warm-Up 13 for Gr. 3 & 4: Animals
Reading Warm-Up 12 for Gr. 3 & 4: Animals
Stagecoach Mary Fields Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Henry Ford Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
More Popular 3rd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Fourth Grade

Who Am I? – Character Description
Inferences
Story Elements and Story Map
Question-Answer Relationships
More Popular 4th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Fifth Grade

Daily Reading Warm-Ups for Grades 5 & 6 (RSS Feed)
Reading Warm-Up 152 for Gr. 5 & 6: Fantasy
Elephants Reading Warm-Up
Sharks Reading Warm-Up
Reading Warm-Up 3 for Gr. 5 & 6: Animals
More Popular 5th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Sixth Grade

Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Reading Warm-Up 2 for Gr. 5 & 6: Animals
"The Monkey's Paw" Short Story & Activities
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
More Popular 6th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Seventh Grade

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
The War of 1812
Visualizing
Number the Stars
More Popular 7th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Eighth Grade

Five Elements of a Plot
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Solving Analogies
Romeo and Juliet – Comprehension Check Act III
More Popular 8th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Grades 9-12

The Great Gatsby Chapter Questions
Interview with Jose Garcia Villa
Defining Jazz Music
Scoring Rubric: Literary Analysis/Interpretation
More Popular Reading Comprehension Resources, Grades 9-12

Phonics Resources

Phonics: Vowels Printable Book (K-4)
Blends with R
Seeds Word Search
Words with igh and Possessive Words
Syllable Awareness
3-Letter Blends
Words with oi and oy
More Popular Phonics Resources

Graphic Organizers

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

Lesson Plans

Summarizing: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Journal Writing
Sequencing: The Hare and the Tortoise
Asking Pre-Reading Questions
Recycled Poetry
Questioning, Frog and Toad Together
More Popular Reading Lesson Plans

Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

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

Summer Reading Lists

Summer Fun Worksheets
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Reading Record Chart
Summer Reading & Language Arts Worksheets
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Summer Reading for Teachers
Dead End in Norvelt Teacher's Guide
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

All About Early Explorers
World War II: Letter to the President
Synonym Bells
Shape Poems
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
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
Following the Directions
Travel Brochure
It's Your Turn to Sequence
Classroom Guide for The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
The First Cartoons
More Popular Art Activities for Reading

History & Reading Connected

The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail Reading Guide
The Crucible
Animal Farm Literature Guide
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
More Popular History & Reading Resources

Mathematics & Reading Connected

Buy Nothing Day
TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
The Lemonade War Teacher's Guide
Triple Venn Diagram
Chart, Two-Column
Adapting Reading and Math Materials in the Inclusive Classroom
Double Venn Diagram, Version 2
More Popular Math & Reading Resources

Science & Reading Connected

Earth Day Word Search
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Science Key Term Review: Heredity and Genetics
Who Gives a Hoot?
Science and Language Arts: Moving Objects
Science Key Term Review: Simple Organisms
Photosynthesis Worksheet
More Popular Science & Reading Resources

Technology & Reading Connected

Story Starters
Galactic Hot Dogs Teaching Guide: Episodes 1-4
Letter Writing
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
Poptropica Teaching Guide: 24 Carrot Island
Electronic PowerPoint Yearbook: Example Slide & Student Planning Page
More Popular Technology Activities for Reading

Geography & Reading Connected

Storytelling
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
The Classroom: Map Reading
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Wonders of the World Questions
Continents of the World
More Geography & Reading Resources

Music & Reading Connected

"Frere Jacques" Translations
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Matilda Common Core Lesson Plans
Romeo and Juliet Focusing Activities - Prologue and Act I
Tap Your Feet
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Reading Warm-Up 41 for Gr. 5 & 6: American History
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
Popular Biography Printables for Grades 6-12
The Miracle Worker: Ideas and Activities
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading

Social Studies & Reading Connected

Educator's Guide for Playground
Same Name Word Puzzle
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Suggested Author Interview Questions
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Discussion Guide
Top 10 Books by Eric Carle
The Middle Ages: Life on a Manor Activity Packet
More Popular Social Studies & Reading Resources

Physical Education & Reading Connected

Finger Clappers, Snappers, and Tappers
Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
Teammates
Tiger Woods Reading Warm-Up
Name That Sport: Using Jargon
Reading Warm-Up 158 for Gr. 3 & 4: Fantasy
Cricket – A National Sport?
More Physical Education & Reading Resources

Health, Safety, & Reading Connected

The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
What Is AIDS?
Resolving Conflicts
The Liver
Ryan White, My Own Story
Science Reading Warm-Up 62 for Gr. 3 & 4: Earthquakes
Ready for a Feast
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
Sequencing
What Am I? Icebreaker
Web 1 (Concept Map)
More Popular Back-to-School Reading Activities

Creative Writing Resources

Sample Essay Outlines
Daily Writing Prompts Printable Book (1-4)
Research Paper: How to Write a Bibliography
Character Traits
The Parts of a Letter
Write Your Own Mad Libs®
Top 10 Writing Graphic Organizers Gallery
More Popular Creative Writing Resources for Reading

Highlights

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!

Videos
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: Tell a Story Day (4/27) and International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate 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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