Post these reading strategies on the wall to remind students how to be critical readers. Students are encouraged to clarify, connect, evaluate, predict and question while they read. This .pdf file contains six pages, one page for each reading strategy.
This note taking template has five boxes without labels. Type the headings that fit your needs. Just click in the blank spaces, type, print or photocopy for students. Suggested uses include: textbook chapters, current event articles, lectures and interviews.
The Tortoise and the Hare Reading Comprehension
This story from Aesop’s Fables is followed by reading comprehension questions and the answer key.
This file contains two pages shown in the thumbnail images. One is the completed key for the teacher. The second is the blank note-taker for students. The purpose is to give a brief introduction to key facts about John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
Similar to the Beginning, Middle and End Story Summary Sheet, young writers use this page to write sentences summarizing just the beginning and end of the story.
Young writers use this page to write sentences summarizing the beginning, middle and end of the story. It could be a story they have read or one the teacher has read to them.
“I Have a Dream” is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. The speech, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.
This speech is Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for race relations in America. Use this journal page to write your vision for the future. You could write about anything ranging from how we treat each other to dreams for yourself, your friends or your family.
This .pdf file contains four pages of paragraph writing prompts. Each page is a separate paragraph writing assignment in which students respond to quotations by well-known people. Writing topics are: happiness, solitude, intellectual curiosity and perseverance.