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What is Onomatopoeia?
What is Onomatopoeia?
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What is Onomatopoeia?
BOOM! This worksheet is full of all kinds of sound-based words, from creaks to squeaks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Scrambled Similes
Scrambled Similes
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Scrambled Similes
This worksheet will help your child understand what similes are, and she'll even get to use her imagination to write some of her own!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Detecting the Author's Purpose
Detecting the Author's Purpose
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Detecting the Author's Purpose
Learners will categorize 12 different types of text according to why the author would write them, using the acronym PIE as a mnemonic device.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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Author's Purpose
Author's Purpose
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Author's Purpose
All authors write for a reason, be it to explain, entertain, or persuade their readers. In this activity, your students will consider the author’s purpose of a book of their choosing, then justify their answer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Five Senses Poem
Five Senses Poem
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Five Senses Poem
Help your child learn about sensory language as they write a 5-senses poem.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Examples of Hyperbole! Part 2
Examples of Hyperbole! Part 2
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Examples of Hyperbole! Part 2
Children will practice bringing excitement to their writing in this fun language and vocabulary worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Twisted Ankle
The Twisted Ankle
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The Twisted Ankle
Similes are all around us—sometimes you just need a little context to know how to decipher them! This lighthearted story about a twisted ankle contains two hidden similes. Can your students find them?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
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Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Your students will love reading this classic fable as they seek to determine the author’s purpose and differentiate fiction from nonfiction.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Emily's Turtle
Emily's Turtle
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Emily's Turtle
This short fictional text can be used to help students determine words and phrases the author uses to help the reader figure out the central message of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
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Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Students will read an adaptation of the classic story "The Princess and the Pea" by Hans Christian Andersen. Then they'll seek to determine the author’s purpose and explain their reasoning.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Opinion Sentences
Fact or Opinion Sentences
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Fact or Opinion Sentences
Differentiating between facts and opinions is a key fourth grade skill to master and is helpful in identifying the author’s purpose in a text. Use this activity to give your students extra practice differentiating between these two kinds of sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Story of the Amulet
The Story of the Amulet
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The Story of the Amulet
Students will identify the author’s purpose and strengthen their reading comprehension with the questions that follow the text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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Novel Discussion Guide for Parents
Novel Discussion Guide for Parents
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Novel Discussion Guide for Parents
Use this Novel Discussion Guide for Parents as a guide to invite your child into a book discussion about their latest reading!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Flipchart: I SHAMPOO C
Flipchart: I SHAMPOO C
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Flipchart: I SHAMPOO C
Students complete a figurative language flip chart from the mnemonic device I SHAMPOO C.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
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Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
Get your students moving with this interactive sorting game!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Author’s Purpose: Multiple Choice
Author’s Purpose: Multiple Choice
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Author’s Purpose: Multiple Choice
Identifying the author’s purpose is as easy as P-I-E with the right mnemonic device!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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