Category: Reading

Is It Fact or Opinion

In both reading and writing we often need to be able to tell the difference between fact and opinion. In writing we often make factual statements and support them with opinion. When reading it is important to know if a...


Mike the Headless Chicken

This is a fascinating story about a chicken that survived without a head! It provides some reading comprehension practice and takes about 15-20 minutes. Mike the Headless Chicken wasn’t always headless. However, he went on to live longer without a...


Double Bubble Venn Diagram

Compare and contrast ideas with this graphic organizer. The big green bubbles are the main ideas, the blue are the traits they share, and the yellow side bubbles are traits unique to each main idea. You may also like… Double...


Weekly Reading Log

This form helps students keep track of reading each week. There is a space for writing comments or quotes about the pages read. You may also like… Reading Page Log Daily Reading Log Weekly Reading Log in Minutes Reading Response...


Literature Groups Presentation

This lesson works to jigsaw short reading selections. It could be adapted for nearly any subject. I have used this in a literature class with readings from the anthology. Groups of 3 or 4 present while the rest of the...



Interactive Theme and Motif Poster

This group project has students create a interactive poster to depict one motif and one theme of a book. The interactive part is the hard part. Students must make something on the poster move. Display on a poster board the...


How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Watch the How the Grinch Stole Christmas cartoon and follow the plot structure. Students will illustrate the story plot structure on this storyboard form. The story is a perfect Christmas classic and it follows the: introduction, rising action, climax, and...