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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
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Top 10 Poetry Activities & Prompts: Printables Gallery
More Reading Content Galleries

Reading Comprehension (K-1)

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

Reading Comprehension (2-3)

Main Idea and Supporting Details Web
Health Reading Warm-Up: Healthy Food
Reading Comprehension Sequence Chain
Introducing Questioning, The Mitten
Sequencing Lesson Plan for The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Popular 2nd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources
More Popular 3rd-Grade Reading Comprehension Resources

Reading Comprehension (4-5)

Who Am I? – Character Description
Inferences
Question-Answer Relationships
Visualizing
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
Poetic Language in "Memories of Christmas"
Life Is Sweet: The Story of Milton Hershey
Three Paragraph Main Idea and Details Chart
Establishing the Main Idea
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
The War of 1812
Five Elements of a Plot
Independent Reading Guide: Short Story
More Popular Reading Comprehension Resources (9-12)

Daily Warm-Ups

Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: 1890s Christmas
Helen Keller Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Walt Disney Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Polar Bears Reading Warm-Up
More Daily Warm-Ups (1-6)

Phonics Resources

Syllable Awareness
3-Letter Blends
Blends with L
Phonemic Awareness
Phonics
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
Cause and Effect
More Reading Graphic Organizers

Lesson Plans

New Year's Resolutions
Holiday Poems
Journal Writing
Summarizing: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Asking Pre-Reading Questions
More Reading Lesson Plans

Reading & Language Arts Rubrics

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

Summer Reading Lists

Reading Record Chart
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Fun Worksheets
Summer Reading List -- Secondary
Summer Reading List -- Middle
Summer Reading List -- Pre-K through Primary
Summer Reading List -- Intermediate
More Summer Reading Lists

Holiday Reading Fun

O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"
Winter Solstice Activities
New Year's Day
Christmas Word Games
Christmas Stories
More Holiday Reading Activities

Poetry Resources

"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Full Text
A Good Play Poetry Pack
Poetry Lessons & Activities: Gallery of Worksheets (Grades 6-8)
"I'm Thankful for . . ."
I Dreamed I Was a Snowman Poetry Pack
More Poetry Resources

Art Connections

Travel Brochure
Make a Giving Tree
Fun in the Snow
Exploring Comic Strips
Following the Directions
More Popular Art Activities for Reading

History Connections

Understanding September 11th
Chasing the Jaguar Supplementary Materials
The Crucible
African Folk Tales: Background Information
The Middle Ages: The Feudal System Activity Packet
More Popular History & Reading Resources

Mathematics Connections

My Christmas Wish List
Chart, Two-Column
Triple Venn Diagram
TeacherVision.com RSS Feeds
Four Column Chart
More Popular Math & Reading Resources

Science Connections

Photosynthesis Worksheet
What Am I? Icebreaker
Jan Brett's Winter Books
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Animal Farm Literature Guide
More Popular Science & Reading Resources

Geography Connections

All About Early Explorers
Geography Reading Warm-Up: Rainforests
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: The Christmas Gift
Geography Reading Warm-Up: Deserts
Wonders of the World Questions
More Geography & Reading Resources

Music Connections

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

Biographies

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

Social Studies Connections

Seasons Greetings Around the World
A Holiday from Another Culture
The Polar Express Teacher's Guide
A Holiday from the Past
Suggested Author Interview Questions
More Popular Social Studies & Reading Resources

Physical Education Connections

Babe Ruth Reading Warm-Up: Biography
Olympic Leaders
Teammates
Name That Sport
Knowledge Tag
More Physical Education & Reading Resources

Health & Safety Connections

Ryan White, My Own Story
Resolving Conflicts
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
More Health & Safety Reading Resources

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Highlights

Classroom Organization Tips
Did you resolve to get organized this year? Our Top 10 Classroom Organization Tips will help you get your classroom in shape for the months ahead, whether your existing system needs a tune-up or you're ready for a total overhaul.

February Calendar of Events
February is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Chinese New Year (2/8), Mardi Gras (2/9), Valentine's Day (2/14), Presidents' Day (2/15), Eating Disorders Awareness Week (2/21-27), and Leap Day (2/29). Plus, celebrate Black History Month, Library Lovers' Month, National Heart Month all February long!

Black History Month
Black History Month (February) is here. Make sure you have the materials to help you teach this important topic, from historical figures (Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks) and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's, to slavery and the Civil War, to racism, discrimination, and the Black Lives Matter movement in America today.

Videos
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!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.