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Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
In this seventh-grade ELA worksheet, students read a fascinating informational text about the history of kites and answer comprehension questions covering a variety of reading skills. 
6th 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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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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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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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
Worksheet
Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
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Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
This four-page worksheet gives students a chance to engage deeply with a rigorous nonfiction text about government funding for space exploration.
7th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Imitating Nature
Informational Reading Comprehension: Imitating Nature
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Imitating Nature
How is a train like a bird? Find out in this sixth-grade informational reading comprehension worksheet all about biomimicry!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Basketball: Nonfiction Text
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
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Basketball: Nonfiction Text
This sample nonfiction text about basketball helps students to explore author's point of view.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Author’s Purpose Task Cards
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Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Learners will practice identifying the author's purpose in eight sample paragraphs, using text evidence to support their choice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
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Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
Use this graphic organizer to give students an opportunity to practice identifying the central idea of a text using key details.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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First vs. Third Person Narration
First vs. Third Person Narration
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First vs. Third Person Narration
Students are asked to distinguish between first and third person narration as well as fiction or nonfiction writing.
4th 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 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
Worksheet
The Ocean
The Ocean
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The Ocean
This short nonfiction text will teach students about the ocean, and includes questions to help students identify the author’s point of view and purpose for writing the text by focusing on important vocabulary words that support the main idea.
2nd 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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Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
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Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
Learn about Eleanor Roosevelt, the groundbreaking first lady known for her humanitarian work and for being the first U.S.delegate to the United Nations in 1942.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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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Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
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Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
This graphic organizer helps students work through a nonfiction text to help organize information about the author’s point, and the reasons and evidence used to support it.
5th 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
Worksheet
Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
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Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
Get plenty of practice with alliteration by identifying and creating alliterative sentences.
5th 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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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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Should I Recycle This?: Nonfiction Text
Should I Recycle This?: Nonfiction Text
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Should I Recycle This?: Nonfiction Text
This informational text about a topic relevant to students can be used to help explain author’s claims and the reasons used to support them.
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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