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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 Books by Eric Carle
Top 10 Writing Graphic Organizers Gallery
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
Sequencing Lesson Plan for The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Popular Kindergarten Reading Comprehension Resources
Popular 1st-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (2-3)

Story Elements
Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
Health Reading Warm-Up: Healthy Food
Reading Comprehension Sequence Chain
Popular 2nd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources
More Popular 3rd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (4-5)

Who Am I? – Character Description
Question-Answer Relationships
Establishing the Main Idea
Story Elements and Story Map
Popular 4th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources
Popular 5th-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (6-8)

"The Monkey's Paw" Short Story & Activities
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Three Paragraph Main Idea and Details Chart
Folk Tale Problem-Solving
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
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
The War of 1812
Five Elements of a Plot
Interview with Jose Garcia Villa
More Popular Reading Comprehension Resources (9-12)

Daily Warm-Ups

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

Phonics Resources

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

Graphic Organizers

Five-Paragraph Essay
Beginning, Middle, and End
Story Map Graphic Organizer
Cause and Effect
Four Column 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
Short Story Rubric
More Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

Summer Reading Lists

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

Holiday Reading Fun

Shape Poems
School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
"Choose Your Own Adventure" Stories
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 9-12)
Poetry Lessons & Worksheets: Gallery of Activities (Grades 3-5)
"The Raven" Poem & Activities
More Poetry Resources

Art Connections

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

History Connections

African Folk Tales: Background Information
The Crucible
Animal Farm Literature Guide
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
All About the Boston Tea Party
More Popular History & Reading Resources

Mathematics Connections

Buy Nothing Day
The Lemonade War Teacher's Guide
TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
Chart, Two-Column
Triple Venn Diagram
More Popular Math & Reading Resources

Science Connections

Earth Day Word Search
Photosynthesis Worksheet
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Who Gives a Hoot?
Plant Parts
More Popular Science & Reading Resources

Geography Connections

All About Early Explorers
The Southern States Crossword Puzzle II
Wonders of the World Questions
Read the Map
Geography Reading Warm-Up: Rainforests
More Geography & Reading Resources

Music Connections

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


Lowercase and Uppercase Cursive Alphabet
Sample Essay Outlines
Research Paper: How to Write a Bibliography
Lesson Planning Center
Bubble Answer Sheet
More Popular Biography Activities

Social Studies Connections

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Same Name Word Puzzle
The House on Mango Street
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
Number the Stars
More Popular Social Studies & Reading Resources

Physical Education Connections

Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
Reading Warm-Up 117 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Reading Warm-Up 115 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Reading Warm-Up 116 for Gr. 3 & 4: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
More Physical Education & Reading Resources

Health & Safety Connections

Resolving Conflicts
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
What Is AIDS?
Ryan White, My Own Story
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
More Health & Safety Reading Resources

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Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sundown 5/4), Cinco de Mayo (5/5), Mother's Day (5/8), Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

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