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  • Use this 'First Sentence: Alcott's Little Women (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Alcott's Little Women (upper elem/middle school)'. Our new "first sentence" series asks the question: "You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence?" With these simple worksheets, each containing a different sentence from a classic story, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing. Look for more "first sentence" prompts every week!
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Crane's The Red Badge of Courage (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Crane's The Red Badge of Courage (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Huxley's A Brave New World (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Huxley's A Brave New World (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: du Marier's Rebecca (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: du Marier's Rebecca (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Kipling's Jungle Book (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Kipling's Jungle Book (upper elem/middle)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Macaulay's Black and White (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Macaulay's Black and White (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Wisniewski's Golem (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Wisniewski's Golem (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Taback's Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Taback's Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Van Allsburg's Jumanji (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Van Allsburg's Jumanji (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Henkes' Kitten's First Full Moon (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Henkes' Kitten's First Full Moon (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Austen's Pride and Prejudice (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Austen's Pride and Prejudice (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Andersen's Little Match Girl (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Andersen's Little Match Girl (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Dante's Inferno (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Dante's Inferno (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Bronte's Wuthering Heights (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Bronte's Wuthering Heights (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: After Words' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: After Words'. If students are curious enough about the first sentence of the novel, they may want to read the book and then complete this worksheet comparing their predictions to the actual book.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Burnett's A Little Princess (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Burnett's A Little Princess (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Burnett's The Secret Garden (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Burnett's The Secret Garden (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Barrie's Peter Pan (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Barrie's Peter Pan (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Dickens' David Copperfield (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Dickens' David Copperfield (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Dickens' A Christmas Carol (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Dickens' A Christmas Carol (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Doyle's Beyond the City (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Doyle's Beyond the City (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Grahame's The Wind in the Willows (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Grahame's The Wind in the Willows (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Orwell's Animal Farm (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Orwell's Animal Farm (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: London's Call of the Wild (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: London's Call of the Wild (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Twain's Connecticut Yankee... (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Twain's Connecticut Yankee... (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Adams' Watership Down (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Adams' Watership Down (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Clarke's 2001 Space Odyssey (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Clarke's 2001 Space Odyssey (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Saint-Exupery's Little Prince (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Saint-Exupery's Little Prince (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby (upper elem/middle)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: James' Portrait of a Lady (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: James' Portrait of a Lady (upper elem/middle)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Kafka's Metamorphosis (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Kafka's Metamorphosis (upper elem/middle)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Orwell's 1984 (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Orwell's 1984 (upper elem/middle)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Shelley's Frankenstein (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Shelley's Frankenstein (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Stevenson's Kidnapped (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Stevenson's Kidnapped (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Young's Lon Po Po (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Young's Lon Po Po (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: McCully's Mirette on the High Wire (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: McCully's Mirette on the High Wire (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Rohmann's My Friend Rabbit (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Rohmann's My Friend Rabbit (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Rathmann's Officer Buckle and Gloria (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Rathmann's Officer Buckle and Gloria (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Zelinsky's Rapunzel (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Zelinsky's Rapunzel (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Brown's Shadow (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Brown's Shadow (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Diaz' Smoky Night (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Diaz' Smoky Night (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Azarian's Snowflake Bentley (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Azarian's Snowflake Bentley (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Gammell's Song and Dance Man (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Gammell's Song and Dance Man (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Small's So You Want to Be President? (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Small's So You Want to Be President? (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Hyman's St. George and the Dragon (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Hyman's St. George and the Dragon (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Provensen's The Glorious Flight Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Provensen's The Glorious Flight Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Van Allsburg's The Polar Express (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Van Allsburg's The Polar Express (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Wiesner's The Three Pigs (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Wiesner's The Three Pigs (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Wiesner's Tuesday (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Wiesner's Tuesday (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'Book: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)'. Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for Chris Van Allsburg's book about an amazing sailing adventure. Includes art appreciation questions, along with creative writing and art activities.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge it by its first sentence. With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of predictions, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The Wreck of the Zephyr (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Wreck of the Zephyr (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a 'read aloud' of Chris Van Allsburg's 1983 book, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: The Wreck of the Zephyr (elem)'. An activity puzzle pack that correlates to the book, The Wreck of the Zephyr. Includes ABC Sort, Crossword Puzzle, Missing Letters, Word Unscramble, and Word Search.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: A Sick Day for Amos McGee (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: A Sick Day for Amos McGee (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: This Is Not My Hat (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: This Is Not My Hat (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.