Independent and Guided Reading

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  • Six levels of questions to review the popular fantasy book by Cornelia Funke. The review questions (one page each of "Bloom's Taxonomy") are helpful for critical thinking development.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of David Wiesner's 2007 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Richard Egielski's 1987 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Emily Arnold McCully's 1993 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Eve Bunting's 1995 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Mercer Mayer's story about nighttime fears, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Mercer Mayer's story about fears, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of the Zemach's 1974 Caldecott-winning version of the Rumpelstiltskin story, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Chris Van Allsburg's 1981 Caldecott-winning story about a game that is more real than you imagine, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Azarian's 1999 Caldecott-winning story about the scientist/farmer, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Thomas Handforth's 1939 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Combining critical thinking and comprehension skills with a strong student-driven approach to the different types of intelligence, this double unit is a fantastic enhancement for Daniel Keyes' modern classic tale of intelligence gained and lost. This is one of many book lessons on our member site.
  • This fantastic unit guides students through one of America's best loved stories and offers the opportunity for a deeper understanding of Mark Twain's classic. Chapter-by-chapter work on vocabulary, setting, history, and other relevant topics; news writing; comprehension review, short answer questions and essay prompts for the whole book... and more!
  • Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions, vocabulary work, and in-depth questions that would be good writing or discussion prompts review Sarah Week's story of a mysterious family.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Chris Raschka's 2006 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions, character matching, and more to review Astrid Lindgren's well-loved tell of friendship and bravery.
  • Multiple choice, short answer, character matching, writing prompts, and more-- all to review Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi's popular Spiderwick series (these materials are for the entire series).
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Robert McCloskey's 1949 Caldecott honor book, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Pat Hutchin's popular story, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Evaline Ness's 1967 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Aliki's popular story of friendship, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Margaret Hodges's 1990 Caldecott-winning retelling of The Faerie Queen (illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman), with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Vocabulary and comprehension questions to review Mary E. Pearson's modern day "Romeo and Juliet". Includes character Venn, multiple choice and short essay questions, and more.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of David Macaulay's 1991 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Kevin Henkes's popular story of a worrier, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Vocabulary, short comprehension, and essay question to review Wilson Rawls' story about a boy growing up and raising dogs in the Ozarks.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Robert McCloskey's 1958 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Vocabulary, short answer, and essay questions to review Neil Gaiman's popular story of a girl who finds herself in an alternate reality and must choose between her familiar world and the new one.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of the 1979 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of this 1942 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Lynd Ward's 1953 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Peggy Rathmann's 1996 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Bill Peet's popular environmental book, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of the Woods's popular sleepy story, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Paul Zelinsky's 1997 Caldecott-winning version of the classic Grimm story, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Dr. Seuss's popular story, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • A fantastic supplemental unit for W.W. Jacob's tale of the horrible side of getting what you wish for. Creative interpretation, inference development, suspense analysis, and more.

Notes

  • Our "Beyond the Covers" full units each offer a guided in-depth look at a featured book. These lessons include vocabulary and reading comprehension, and then go beyond- encouraging students to put themselves in the plot - and to see how the stories apply to their own lives. These units are great for guided or independent reading.