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Extended Reading Comprehension: Ashputtel
Extended Reading Comprehension: Ashputtel
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Extended Reading Comprehension: Ashputtel
Build your reading stamina and comprehension skills with this worksheet based on “Ashputtel,” the Grimm Brothers’ version of another famous fairy tale.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Crab that Played with the Sea
The Crab that Played with the Sea
Worksheet
The Crab that Played with the Sea
Introduce your little reader to some classic childhood literature, with Rudyard Kipling's charming story "The Crab That Played with the Sea."
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Worksheet
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
Reading Comprehension: Excerpt From White Fang
Reading Comprehension: Excerpt From White Fang
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Reading Comprehension: Excerpt From White Fang
Students will read an excerpt from the classic adventure story White Fang by Jack London before answering comprehension questions about the text.
7th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
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Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Children read six short passages and draw a conclusion about each one based on context clues.
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
Extended Reading Comprehension: The Gift of the Magi
Extended Reading Comprehension: The Gift of the Magi
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Extended Reading Comprehension: The Gift of the Magi
Students read a two-page adaptation of "The Gift of the Magi" and dig deep into the figurative language and literary devices of this classic story!
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Making Inferences
Practice Making Inferences
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Practice Making Inferences
Help young readers make inferences using context clues with this worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Inferences with Pictures
Making Inferences with Pictures
Worksheet
Making Inferences with Pictures
Children use their logic skills to look at the images and decide which of two statements describes each one best in this second grade literacy worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
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Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
Familiarize your child with Peter Pan, one of the most enduring characters of children's literature, with this reading comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
Lesson Plan
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
In this lesson, students will use their creativity, a graphic organizer, and a fun story to learn about character analysis.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Inference Task Cards
Inference Task Cards
Worksheet
Inference Task Cards
Use these task cards with your students to practice reading short passages and making inferences about character, setting, and plot.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Open Window
Reading Comprehension: The Open Window
Worksheet
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
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
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Children will read an excerpt from Stevenson's book, then respond to a reading comprehension and a creative writing prompt.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Myths and Man
Myths and Man
Lesson Plan
Myths and Man
Popular fiction throughout the ages colors the way people speak. In this short lesson, students will read a myth and non-fiction paragraph in order to identify and define words that come from mythology.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Can You Make an Inference?
Can You Make an Inference?
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Can You Make an Inference?
Students will practice making inferences about the characters, setting, and events based on clues in the passage.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz
Worksheet
The Wizard in The Wizard of Oz
Readers practice analyzing a character in a work of fiction as they read a passage from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Crane Wife
The Crane Wife
Worksheet
The Crane Wife
Read through this version of The Crane Wife and answer comprehension questions along the way.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
Worksheet
Jane Eyre
Read this passage from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and get both reading and writing practice in one fell swoop.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Speech & Thought Bubbles
Graphic Organizer: Speech & Thought Bubbles
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Graphic Organizer: Speech & Thought Bubbles
In this inventive graphic organizer, children will fill in speech and thought bubbles to show how a character's words and thoughts reveal their traits.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet