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Learning to read well is a vital skill for students to master. Help them achieve that goal with our help. 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.

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
Activating Prior Knowledge
Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
Story Elements
Popular Kindergarten Reading Comprehension Resources
Popular 1st-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (2-3)

Sequencing Lesson Plan for The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Reading Comprehension Sequence Chain
Sarah Morton's Day, Samuel Eaton's Day, & Tapenum's Day
Popular 2nd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources
More Popular 3rd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (4-5)

Thanksgiving History Reading Warm-Up
Who Am I? – Character Description
Story Elements and Story Map
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
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Establishing the Main Idea
Three Paragraph Main Idea and Details Chart
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
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
Interview with Jose Garcia Villa
Five Elements of a Plot
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
The War of 1812
More Popular Reading Comprehension Resources (9-12)

Daily Warm-Ups

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

Phonics Resources

Turkey Feathers
3-Letter Blends
Syllable Awareness
Phonemic Awareness
Blends with L
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
Concept Map
More Reading Graphic Organizers

Lesson Plans

Thankful List
Summarizing: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Asking Pre-Reading Questions
A Pilgrim Conversation
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
More Reading Lesson Plans

Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Rubrics for Writing -- Elementary/Intermediate
Scoring Rubric: Poetry
Scoring Rubric: Summary
Scoring Rubric: Narrative Based on Personal Experiences
Presentation Rubrics
More Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Summer Reading Lists

Reading Record Chart
Summer Fun Worksheets
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading & Language Arts Worksheets
Summer Reading List -- Secondary
Summer Reading List -- Intermediate
More Summer Reading Lists

Holiday Reading Fun

Giving Thanks Writing Activity
Fill-In: Young Tom Turkey
Daily Journal Topics: Thanksgiving
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
Indian Sign Language Chart
More Holiday Reading Activities

Poetry Resources

"I'm Thankful for . . ."
"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
Poetry Lessons & Activities: Gallery of Worksheets (Grades 6-8)
A Thanksgiving Poem
"The Raven" Poem & Activities
More Poetry Resources

Art Connections

Make a Giving Tree
Exploring Comic Strips
Travel Brochure
Following the Directions
It's Your Turn to Sequence
More Popular Art Activities for Reading

History Connections

Indian Symbols and Meanings
The Crucible
Thanksgiving Word Hunt
All About Early Explorers
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
More Popular History & Reading Resources

Mathematics Connections

My Christmas Wish List
Triple Venn Diagram
Chart, Two-Column
TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
Adapting Reading and Math Materials in the Inclusive Classroom
More Popular Math & Reading Resources

Science Connections

Photosynthesis Worksheet
Plant Parts
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Animal Farm Literature Guide
Reading Comprehension: The Moon
More Popular Science & Reading Resources

Geography Connections

The Mayflower Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up
Continents of the World
Read the Map
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
More Geography & Reading Resources

Music Connections

"Frere Jacques" Translations
"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
Tap Your Feet
Classical Music: Improving Children's Development
Native American Song: 0 Hal'Lwe
More Popular Music Activities for Reading


Sample Essay Outlines
Character Traits
Report Card Comments & Phrases—Language Arts & Reading
Lowercase and Uppercase Cursive Alphabet
Lesson Planning Center
More Popular Biography Activities

Social Studies Connections

Thanksgiving Match-Up & Vocabulary
Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Suggested Author Interview Questions
Thanksgiving Questions
More Popular Social Studies & Reading Resources

Physical Education Connections

Reading Warm-Up 158 for Gr. 3 & 4: Fantasy
Michelle Kwan Reading Warm-Up
Name That Sport
Health Reading Warm-Up: Exercise
More Physical Education & Reading Resources

Health & Safety Connections

What Is AIDS?
Resolving Conflicts
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
More Health & Safety Reading Resources

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's (Thursday) November 26, this year. Use videos, lessons, and worksheets to teach the history and cultural significance of the holiday. Then, enjoy our crafts to celebrate and decorate!

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

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, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

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 (and now in print!), 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.