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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
Story Elements
Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
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
Theodor Seuss Geisel Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
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
More Popular 4th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension, Fifth Grade

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

Reading Comprehension, Seventh Grade

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

Reading Comprehension, Eighth Grade

Sarah, Plain and Tall — Comprehension Test A
Animal Farm — Comprehension Test A
Discussion Questions for Any Book
James and the Giant Peach — Comprehension Test A
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
Conflict Dissection
More Popular Reading Comprehension Resources, Grades 9-12

Phonics Resources

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

Graphic Organizers

Five-Paragraph Essay
Beginning, Middle, and End
Main Idea and Supporting Details Reinforcement: Make Me a Cheese Sandwich
Story Map Graphic Organizer
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, Too Many Tamales
Asking Pre-Reading Questions
More Popular Reading Lesson Plans

Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Rubrics for Writing -- Elementary/Intermediate
Scoring Rubric: Poetry
Presentation Rubrics
Rubrics for Writing -- Primary
Short Story Rubric
Scoring Rubric: Narrative Based on Personal Experiences
Scoring Rubric: Summary
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 & Language Arts Worksheets
Summer Reading List -- Intermediate
Summer Reading List -- Pre-K through Primary
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
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
George Washington Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Dreams Poem
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
More Popular Holiday Reading Activities

Art & Reading Connected

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

History & Reading Connected

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

Mathematics & Reading Connected

Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
Adapting Reading and Math Materials in the Inclusive Classroom
Triple Venn Diagram
The Lemonade War Teacher's Guide
Four Column Chart
Chart, Two-Column
More Popular Math & Reading Resources

Science & Reading Connected

Photosynthesis Worksheet
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Polar Bears Reading Warm-Up
Plant Parts
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
Celebrating Presidents' Day
More Popular Technology Activities for Reading

Geography & Reading Connected

All About Early Explorers
PowerPoint Postcards Presentation
Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides Series: Maps and Geography and Greek Mythology Classroom Guide
Continents of the World
Read the Map
Wonders of the World Questions
Slaughterhouse-Five Questions
More Geography & Reading Resources

Music & Reading Connected

"Frere Jacques" Translations
Matilda Common Core Lesson Plans
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Defining Jazz Music
Guide to the Mystery Genre
"The Black Cat" Play & Activities
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
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Where Are the Wild Things: Maurice Sendak
More Popular Biography Activities for Reading

Social Studies & Reading Connected

Suggested Author Interview Questions
All About the Boston Tea Party
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
A Tale of Two Cities
The Life of Milton Hershey
More Popular Social Studies & Reading Resources

Physical Education & Reading Connected

Reading Warm-Up 127 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Official Playbook to the Books of Mike Lupica
Reading Warm-Up 127 for Gr. 1 & 2: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
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
Germs Reading Warm-Up
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
Same Name Word Puzzle
Web 1 (Concept Map)
More Popular Back-to-School Reading Activities

Creative Writing Resources

Sample Essay Outlines
Research Paper: How to Write a Bibliography
Character Traits
The Parts of a Letter
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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