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Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Get 5 more days of activities with Week 2 of this independent study packet for fifth graders.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Week 5 of this independent study packet for fifth graders covers the subject areas of reading, writing, and math.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Week 4 of this independent study packet for third graders brings on new challenges in various subjects.
3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
Students read all about seaweed and answer standards-based comprehension questions in this four-page reading comprehension worksheet.
7th grade
Science
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
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Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Students read an excerpt adapted from L. Frank Baum’s short story “The Girl Who Owned a Bear” and answer reading comprehension questions about the text.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Week 5 of this independent study packet for third graders offers a stack of at-home learning opportunities in the subject areas of reading, writing, and math.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
This independent study packet for fourth graders offers Week 5 of our best at-home learning opportunities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Informational Reading Comprehension: Imitating Nature
Informational Reading Comprehension: Imitating Nature
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Imitating Nature
How is a train like a bird? Find out in this sixth-grade informational reading comprehension worksheet all about biomimicry!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Novel Discussion Guide for Teachers
Novel Discussion Guide for Teachers
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Novel Discussion Guide for Teachers
Use this worksheet to encourage critical thinking and support students’ literacy development by asking questions before, during, and after reading.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
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Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
This four-page worksheet gives students a chance to engage deeply with a rigorous nonfiction text about government funding for space exploration.
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This final installment of our Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet offers five more days of fun and diverse learning activities to prepare children to enter fifth grade with confidence.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Author’s Purpose Task Cards
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Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Learners will practice identifying the author's purpose in eight sample paragraphs, using text evidence to support their choice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Excerpt Adapted From The Railway Children
Reading Comprehension: Excerpt Adapted From The Railway Children
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Reading Comprehension: Excerpt Adapted From The Railway Children
Students read and analyze an excerpt from E. Nesbit’s 1906 novel, The Railway Children, in this four-page reading comprehension worksheet.
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #1
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #1
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Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #1
This discussion guide helps readers reflect on chapters 1–38 of The One and Only Ivan.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Extraordinary Elements
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Extraordinary Elements
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Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Extraordinary Elements
Learn about what makes certain elements cooler than others in this chemistry-based informational reading passage! 
8th grade
Science
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Week 3 of this Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet explores topics in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science for a well-rounded review of third grade curriculum.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
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Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
Use this graphic organizer to give students an opportunity to practice identifying the central idea of a text using key details.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
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Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
This graphic organizer helps students work through a nonfiction text to help organize information about the author’s point, and the reasons and evidence used to support it.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
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Basketball: Nonfiction Text
This sample nonfiction text about basketball helps students to explore author's point of view.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing and Contrasting in Nonfiction: Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
Comparing and Contrasting in Nonfiction: Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
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Comparing and Contrasting in Nonfiction: Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
Use this two-page graphic organizer to help students compare and contrast informational narratives from two different genres.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Novel Study: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Post-Reading Response Prompts
Novel Study: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Post-Reading Response Prompts
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Novel Study: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Post-Reading Response Prompts
After finishing Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor, readers reflect on the major elements of the story with these writing prompts.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #4
Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #4
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Novel Study: The One and Only Ivan: Discussion Guide #4
Engage your students with discussion questions as they read the last part of Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Fictional and Historical Accounts
Compare and Contrast: Fictional and Historical Accounts
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Compare and Contrast: Fictional and Historical Accounts
Have students compare and contrast fictional and historical accounts with this seventh-grade reading comprehension worksheet!
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Novel Study: The Hunger Games: Discussion Guide #1
Novel Study: The Hunger Games: Discussion Guide #1
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Novel Study: The Hunger Games: Discussion Guide #1
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Novel Study: The Giver: Post-Reading Response Prompts
Novel Study: The Giver: Post-Reading Response Prompts
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Novel Study: The Giver: Post-Reading Response Prompts
These post-reading writing prompts ask students to reflect on the major themes and events from The Giver.
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet