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Updated: This reading comprehension activity includes informational text about the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. It includes a pre-writing activity as well as multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.
This reading comprehension takes an in-depth approach to defining the term "demagogue." Includes historical examples, critical thinking exercises, and question and answer section. A great introduction to analyzing rhetoric.
Writing and Reading forms for identifying the theme of fictional or informational text. CCSS: R.6.2.1, W.6.2.1, RL.7.2.1, W.7.2.1 RL.8.2.1, W.8.2.1
This unit uses the story of the miller, his son, and their donkey as a foundation for talking about fitting in. With imaginative writing and drawing prompts (and a word search!), as well as comprehension questions, this is a fun introduction to Aesop AND a solid lesson on character education and critical thinking skills. Available at four levels. Common Core: RL.3.2
This reading comprehension activity teaches students to follow and understand a recipe. Includes vocabulary words, multiple choice and short answer questions. This would be a great hands-on activity to do with the family over Thanksgiving!
This super-sized reading and writing unit introduces the basic categories of literary conflict (man vs. nature, etc.) and presents two summarized stories for students to analyze in terms of internal/external conflict. The unit incorporates vocabulary, critical thinking, and research. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.1-3