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Identify the Author's Purpose
Identify the Author's Purpose
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Identify the Author's Purpose
Authors persuade, inform, and entertain through various types of writing! Students set out to identify the author’s purpose.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect
Worksheet
Cause and Effect
Readers work on their understanding of cause and effect as they identify instances of each in a short passage of fiction.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make Your Own Inferences
Make Your Own Inferences
Worksheet
Make Your Own Inferences
Making inferences is a critical skill for young readers to master, as it helps them look beyond the words on the page to figure out the author's message. Use these simple sentences to get your students started in making their own inferences!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Rollercoaster
Story Rollercoaster
Worksheet
Story Rollercoaster
Use this fun story rollercoaster template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them consider these who, what, where, why, and how questions as they relate to the plot.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Five Finger Story Sequencing
Five Finger Story Sequencing
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Five Finger Story Sequencing
Make sequencing stories more interesting than just beginning, middle, and end! This "handy" graphic organizer can be used with all fiction to help set up a concise but thorough summary using a five finger strategy.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
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Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Text dependent questions are reading comprehension questions that can only be answered by referring to the text. Students have to read the text closely and use inferential thinking to determine the answer. Use this list of text dependent questions for you
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Folktales: The Princess Mouse
Folktales: The Princess Mouse
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Folktales: The Princess Mouse
Folktales are a great way to get your child into reading, and to help them consider moral values as well!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding the Theme
Finding the Theme
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Finding the Theme
Use this reading comprehension resource to help your students identify the theme of a story.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
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Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Learners compare two fiction stories for characters, setting, and plot in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read Between the Lines
Read Between the Lines
Workbook
Read Between the Lines
When it comes to reading, it’s all about inferring. Kids can learn how to use clues in a text to understand a character’s thoughts or follow the action, in this book about jumping to conclusions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Reading Comprehension: The Open Window
Reading Comprehension: The Open Window
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Reading Comprehension: The Open Window
Students read a one-page adaptation of the classic short story “The Open Window” by Saki and answer key reading comprehension questions!
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood
Worksheet
Little Red Riding Hood
Do you remember the story of Little Red Riding Hood? Sit down for story-time with your little reader, and put these mixed-up scenes back in order!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Cause and Effect for Kids
Cause and Effect for Kids
Worksheet
Cause and Effect for Kids
Build comprehension skills with this reading page on cause and effect for kids.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Starfish
The Starfish
Worksheet
The Starfish
This ocean-themed worksheet helps students with their reading comprehension skills as they figure out the order in which the story goes.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child
Reading Comprehension: The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child
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Reading Comprehension: The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child
Read a one-page adaptation of the Japanese myth, “The Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Child” and answer a variety of eighth-grade comprehension questions!
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Elements in Sentences
Story Elements in Sentences
Worksheet
Story Elements in Sentences
Use this resource to help your students identify story elements in sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write a Simple Summary
Write a Simple Summary
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Write a Simple Summary
Teach your students to write a simple summary using an easy-to-follow set of keywords.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
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Story Comprehension: What's in a Story?
Story webs organize a story into one main idea and several details. Help your second grader read the story, then analyze it using the story web.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Vacation
My Vacation
Workbook
My Vacation
In this three-part series, a child anticipates a family getaway. Practice summarizing works of fiction, identifying chronology, interpreting pictures, and identifying homophones and homographs through this series of reading and comprehension activities.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Graphic Organizer: Cause & Effect
Graphic Organizer: Cause & Effect
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Cause & Effect
Use this graphic organizer to support learners' understanding of cause and effect in the books they read.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Making Inferences
Practice Making Inferences
Worksheet
Practice Making Inferences
Help young readers make inferences using context clues with this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Soccer Sprain
Reading Comprehension: The Soccer Sprain
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Reading Comprehension: The Soccer Sprain
After your students finish reading this story about Leo and how he overcomes his soccer injury, they will answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about the text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Stuffed Elephant
Reading Comprehension: Stuffed Elephant
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Stuffed Elephant
Improve your child's reading comprehension, and introduce them to a classic children's story, with this worksheet on The Story of a Stuffed Elephant.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
In this worksheet, children read a classic fable about a man and his son who get too much advice!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
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Hot Cross Buns: Read to Remember
After reading a short story, your students will practice writing a simple summary.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet