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Predict It
Predict It
Lesson Plan
Predict It
Engage students in reading grade-level texts by making and testing predictions. Your students will be excited to read on to find out if their predictions are correct!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Rhyming Poems
Rhyming Poems
Lesson Plan
Rhyming Poems
Students will have fun learning about rhyming words and poetry in this fun bee-inspired lesson plan! Can be used alone or as a pre-lesson for the **Silly Socks Poetry Featuring the Letter S** lesson plan.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Review: Metaphors and Similes
Review: Metaphors and Similes
Worksheet
Review: Metaphors and Similes
Learners discover the magic of figurative language in this reading and writing exercise.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Literal and Nonliteral Language
Literal and Nonliteral Language
Worksheet
Literal and Nonliteral Language
Use this worksheet to teach your students to write compound sentences with the support of sentence frames as they differentiate between literal and nonliteral meanings of idioms. Don’t forget the context clues!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write a Limerick
Write a Limerick
Worksheet
Write a Limerick
If your child likes to rhyme, have him try this fun style by using the format of poet Edward Lear.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Puns with Homophones #1
Puns with Homophones #1
Worksheet
Puns with Homophones #1
Your students will have fun identifying the homophones in these hilarious puns!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Workbook
Pick a Peck of Poetry
What's a metaphor? How do you haiku? Kids will hone reading and writing skills with this book, from a simple syllable counting exercise to inventing rhymes and tangling with the Jabberwocky!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Idioms: Tell Us What You Think!
Idioms: Tell Us What You Think!
Worksheet
Idioms: Tell Us What You Think!
Use this worksheet to review figurative language! Students will write what they think each idiom on this worksheet means.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Like a Writer, Writing Like a Reader
Reading Like a Writer, Writing Like a Reader
Workbook
Reading Like a Writer, Writing Like a Reader
Reading and writing: You can't have one without the other! Get familiar with every facet of literature in this workbook. It's packed with literary analysis activities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Reading Comprehension: Black Beauty
Reading Comprehension: Black Beauty
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Black Beauty
Inspire your reluctant reader with this comprehension page, featuring a passage from a classic novel, Black Beauty.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Past Tense Verbs
Identifying Past Tense Verbs
Worksheet
Identifying Past Tense Verbs
Learners practice identifying and using past tense verbs in sentences in this grammar worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Book That Cried Wolf
The Book That Cried Wolf
Workbook
The Book That Cried Wolf
This book has The Three Little Pigs, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and more. What do these stories have in common? One wolfish character after another and a great excuse to compare and contrast stories.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Vocabulary in Context
Vocabulary in Context
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary in Context
In this lesson, students will improve their skills in using context clues to determine the meaning of difficult words. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Journey on the Underground Railroad.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Adjectives in Noun Phrases
Adjectives in Noun Phrases
Worksheet
Adjectives in Noun Phrases
Spice up your nouns with adjectives to create descriptive noun phrases! Students will gain practice identifying noun phrases and creating their own with the help of an adjective word bank.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Plural or Singular?
Plural or Singular?
Worksheet
Plural or Singular?
Use this helpful worksheet to practice identifying the difference between singular and plural nouns.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Closely
Reading Closely
Lesson Plan
Reading Closely
Young readers will love this story-filled reading comprehension lesson. It's packed with engaging exercises designed to help students become better at looking for details and annotating passages of text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Story vs. Poem
Story vs. Poem
Lesson Plan
Story vs. Poem
What makes a poem a poem? And what makes a story a story? In this lesson, students learn to distinguish between different types of texts while analyzing the sentences and words they encounter.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Language Frames: Compare & Contrast
Language Frames: Compare & Contrast
Worksheet
Language Frames: Compare & Contrast
Do you want your students to have confident, informative discussions? Build student discourse and writing confidence with these comparison sentence frames! Students will use sentence and paragraph frames to practice comparing two nouns of their choice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Characters and Settings
Characters and Settings
Lesson Plan
Characters and Settings
In this lesson, your students will identify adjectives in noun phrases and understand how noun phrases are used to describe characters and settings in fictional texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as support to Tell Me More.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Metaphors in Poetry
Metaphors in Poetry
Worksheet
Metaphors in Poetry
In this worksheet, students will read Carl Sandburg's poem "Fog," then analyze the poem for figurative language.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Prince and the Pauper
Reading Comprehension: The Prince and the Pauper
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Prince and the Pauper
Beginning readers, enjoy this passage from Twain's classic "The Prince and the Pauper" and then complete some vocabulary and comprehension questions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Lesson Plan
Idiom Meanings and Context Clues
Idioms are a challenging piece of figurative language for students, but it can be an easier task with the help of context clues. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Capturing the Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Practice Your Reading Comprehension
Practice Your Reading Comprehension
Worksheet
Practice Your Reading Comprehension
After reading the "My Vacation" series, use this worksheet to discover what you learned.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Discovering Character Traits
Discovering Character Traits
Lesson Plan
Discovering Character Traits
This lesson will have your EL students exploring characters' dialogue and actions to determine their personality traits! Use it on its own or as a support lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
How to Cite Strong Evidence: Literary Response
How to Cite Strong Evidence: Literary Response
Worksheet
How to Cite Strong Evidence: Literary Response
These example literary responses model how to cite and explain evidence to support a claim.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet