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Identifying Problems and Solutions in Reading
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Learn to Compare and Contrast
Learn to Compare and Contrast
Lesson Plan
Learn to Compare and Contrast
Your students will learn academic vocabulary and use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast two short stories. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 1
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 1
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 1
Learners will practice identifying the problem and solution in texts in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 2
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 2
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Problem and Solution 2
Learners will practice identifying the problem and solution in texts in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice with Problem & Solution
Practice with Problem & Solution
Worksheet
Practice with Problem & Solution
In this fiction comprehension exercise, your students will use transition words to help them write about the problem and solution in three short stories.
5th 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
Story Mountain
Story Mountain
Worksheet
Story Mountain
Use this awesome story mountain template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. Students will use this activity to organize their thoughts about the beginning, problem, climax, solution, and ending of a story.
2nd 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
Finding the Problem and the Solution with Question Words
Finding the Problem and the Solution with Question Words
Worksheet
Finding the Problem and the Solution with Question Words
Children will use six question words — who, what, when, where, why, and how — to identify the problem and solution in a short passage.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Problem & Solution
Use this resource to organize the different ways a character tries to solve a problem in a fiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Worksheet
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Use this graphic organizer to help your students identify the four elements of a fictional story: characters, setting, problem, and solution.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Mapping Group Work
Story Mapping Group Work
Lesson Plan
Story Mapping Group Work
Use this story map and your choice of short fiction passages to develop your students’ reading comprehension skills with this group reading lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Complete a Story Map
Complete a Story Map
Worksheet
Complete a Story Map
This graphic organizer guides readers to complete a story map of their reading by having them record the characters, setting, problem, and solution.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Momotaro's Ending
Momotaro's Ending
Worksheet
Momotaro's Ending
Kids will read a classic Japanese folktale and then answer questions about the the problem, solution, and ending in this fun reading comprehension activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Explain the Problem
Explain the Problem
Worksheet
Explain the Problem
Use this resource to help your students identify and explain the problem in a passage using past tense verbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Motivated Problem Solver
A Motivated Problem Solver
Worksheet
A Motivated Problem Solver
Use this resource with your students to practice not only identifying the problem and solution in a text, but also the character’s attempts at solving the problem.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conflict in Literature
Conflict in Literature
Worksheet
Conflict in Literature
Learn all about conflict in literature and how it makes the story possible in this conflict in literature worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Tree
Story Tree
Worksheet
Story Tree
This fun worksheet serves as a great visual for your kids to organize their thoughts around the elements of a story. Challenge your readers by having them fill in this graphic organizer with their story’s setting, characters, problem, and solution.
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Learn to Compare and Contrast
Glossary: Learn to Compare and Contrast
Worksheet
Glossary: Learn to Compare and Contrast
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Learn to Compare and Contrast.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Problem & Solution Organizer
Problem & Solution Organizer
Worksheet
Problem & Solution Organizer
Use an open-ended graphic organizer to help your students identify the problem and solution in three stories.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Slide
Story Slide
Worksheet
Story Slide
This fun worksheet serves as a great visual for your kids to organize their thoughts around the elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them fill out this handy slide graphic organizer with plot, protagonist, and antagonist.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding Louie Alternate Ending
Finding Louie Alternate Ending
Worksheet
Finding Louie Alternate Ending
A strong ending is a key part of creative writing! Have your second graders flex their fiction comprehension muscles with this activity. Students will consider problem, solution, characters, and detail as they answer questions after reading a short story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Was the Problem?
What Was the Problem?
Lesson Plan
What Was the Problem?
Use this lesson to teach your students to use the correct past tense language when speaking about a story they have read. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Problem and Solution Bookmark
Problem and Solution Bookmark
Worksheet
Problem and Solution Bookmark
Kids can demonstrate their understanding of what they are reading with this printable bookmark.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Problem and Solution Summaries
Glossary: Problem and Solution Summaries
Worksheet
Glossary: Problem and Solution Summaries
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Problem and Solution Summaries.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Learn to Compare and Contrast
Vocabulary Cards: Learn to Compare and Contrast
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Learn to Compare and Contrast
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Learn to Compare and Contrast.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet