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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

2015 Back-to-School Literature Guides & Activities
Top 10 Writing Graphic Organizers Gallery
Reading Comprehension Stories, Vol. I: Printables Slideshow (Gr. 1)
Top 10 Reading Graphic Organizers Printables Gallery
Library Activities Printables Slideshow
More Reading Content Galleries

Reading Comprehension (K-1)

Questions Before, During, and After Reading
Story Elements
Activating Prior Knowledge
Popular Kindergarten Reading Comprehension Resources
Popular 1st-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (2-3)

Reading Comprehension Sequence Chain
Story Elements and Story Map
Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
Make a Giving Tree
Popular 2nd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources
More Popular 3rd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (4-5)

Who Am I? – Character Description
Five Elements of a Plot
Question-Answer Relationships
Labor Day Fill-in-the-Blanks
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
Have a Heart
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
Reading Strategy Inventory
Popular 6th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources
Popular 7th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources
Popular 8th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (9-12)

Interview with Jose Garcia Villa
The Great Gatsby Chapter Questions
Analyze a Jose Garcia Villa Poem
Independent Reading Guide: Short Story
Recognizing Cognates
More Popular Reading Comprehension Resources (9-12)

Daily Warm-Ups

Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
Reading Warm-Up 93 for Gr. 5 & 6: Fairy Tales and Folklore
More Daily Warm-Ups (1-6)

Phonics Resources

Phonics: Vowels Printable Book (K-4)
Naming Words - Grammar Skill (Gr. K)
Syllable Awareness
Phonics: Vowel Printables Slideshow
3-Letter Blends
More Popular Phonics Resources

Graphic Organizers

Story Map Graphic Organizer
Five-Paragraph Essay
Beginning, Middle, and End
Concept Map -- Version 2
Spider Map
More Reading Graphic Organizers

Lesson Plans

What Am I? Icebreaker
Main Idea: Chrysanthemum
Remembering Names
Sequencing Lesson Plan for The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Summarizing: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
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
Rubrics for Writing -- Primary
More Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Summer Reading Lists

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

Holiday Reading Fun

School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
All About Early Explorers
Of Plymouth Plantation
Career Words
More Holiday Reading Activities

Poetry Resources

Bio Poem Handout
"I'm Thankful for . . ."
Poetry Lessons & Activities: Gallery of Worksheets (Grades 6-8)
Poetry Lessons & Activities: Gallery of Worksheets (Grades K-2)
Poetry Lessons & Worksheets: Gallery of Activities (Grades 9-12)
More Poetry Resources

Art Connections

Exploring Comic Strips
Following the Directions
Choosing Books
Travel Brochure
Classroom Guide for The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
More Popular Art Activities for Reading

History Connections

Blue Birds Common Core Educator's Guide
The Crucible
Indian Symbols and Meanings
Animal Farm Literature Guide
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
More Popular History & Reading Resources

Mathematics Connections

Four Column Chart
Triple Venn Diagram
The Lemonade War Teacher's Guide
TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
Third Grade Back-to-School Activity Guide Slideshow
More Popular Math & Reading Resources

Science Connections

Photosynthesis Worksheet
Plant Parts
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Double Entry Journal Template
Science Key-Term Crossword Puzzle
More Popular Science & Reading Resources

Geography Connections

Read the Map
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Continents of the World
Wonders of the World Questions
Columbus Wasn't First
More Geography & Reading Resources

Music Connections

"Frere Jacques" Translations
Matilda Common Core Lesson Plans
Tap Your Feet
"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Music Activities for Reading


Lesson Planning Center
Lowercase and Uppercase Cursive Alphabet
Character Traits
Getting to Know Me
Sample Essay Outlines
More Popular Biography Activities

Social Studies Connections

The Secret Hum of a Daisy Common Core Educator's Guide
Same Name Word Puzzle
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
The House on Mango Street Writing Activity
Class Constitution and U.S. Constitution: Background and Preamble
More Popular Social Studies & Reading Resources

Physical Education Connections

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

Health & Safety Connections

Resolving Conflicts
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill Fire-Safety Activities
Teacher's Guide to The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray
More Health & Safety Reading Resources

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October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
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