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ELA Reading - Independent and Guided Reading Worksheets

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  • Use this 'Teaching Idea: Story Boxes (multi-age)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Teaching Idea: Story Boxes (multi-age)'. Enhance reading and understanding of any book with this great "story boxes" (or story sacks, or story bags...) project. Adaptable to any age.
  • Use this 'Book: Ronia, The Robber's Daughter (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Ronia, The Robber's Daughter (upper elem/middle)'. Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions, character matching, and more to review Astrid Lindgren's well-loved tell of friendship and bravery.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Officer Buckle and Gloria' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Officer Buckle and Gloria'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Smoky Night' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Smoky Night'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The Hello, Goodbye Window (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Hello, Goodbye Window (primary/elem)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Hey, Al (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Hey, Al (primary/elem)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Mirette on the High Wire (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Mirette on the High Wire (primary/elem)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The Biggest Bear (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Biggest Bear (primary/elem)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Black and White (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Black and White (primary/elem)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The Egg Tree (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Egg Tree (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Katherine Milhous's 1951 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Flotsam (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Flotsam (primary/elem)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Where the Wild Things Are (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Where the Wild Things Are (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Maurice Sendak's 1964 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Book: So B. It (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: So B. It (middle school)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Make Way for Ducklings (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Make Way for Ducklings (primary/elem)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Book Comprehension: Fantasy/Adventure Genre' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Comprehension: Fantasy/Adventure Genre'. "What tasks must the hero accomplish?" This page of questions can be applied to almost any fantasy/adventure book. An excellent checklist for book reports, these questions are also a good way to check student comprehension.
  • Use this 'Book Comprehension: Romance Genre' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Comprehension: Romance Genre'. "When the two main characters initially meet, what is the source of conflict?" This page of questions can be applied to almost any romance book (from Jane Austen to Meg Cabot). An excellent checklist for book reports, these questions are also a good way to check student comprehension.
  • Use this 'Critical Thinking: Fiction into Film (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Critical Thinking: Fiction into Film (upper elem/middle)'. "In what ways does the setting of the movie differ from how it was presented in the book?" Many popular children's books are being made into films-- this list of questions helps students develop critical thinking skills while comparing the two media.
  • Use this 'Book: Inkheart (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Inkheart (upper elem/middle)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Sign: Guided Reading' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Sign: Guided Reading'.
  • Use this 'Book: Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle)'. 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!
  • Use this 'Book: Scribbler of Dreams (middle school/ high school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Scribbler of Dreams (middle school/ high school)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Unit: USDA Food Guide (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Unit: USDA Food Guide (upper elem/middle)'. Learn about the "My Pyramid" food guide! This mini-unit features a reading comprehension, Venn diagram, and several short answer and essay writing prompts, designed to promote understanding and creative thinking.
  • Use this 'Book: The Monkey's Paw (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Monkey's Paw (upper elem/middle)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (elem/upper elem)'. Reading comprehension, activities (design your own brat), and an approach to writing elements such as dialogue, structure, and timing, that will help your students go beyond the plot as readers and develop their own writing skills. This 20 page super unit is a perfect enhancement to Roald Dahl's modern fairy tale.
  • Use this 'Book: Flowers for Algernon (middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Flowers for Algernon (middle)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Poem: Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Poem: Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out (upper elem/middle)'. This mini-unit uses Shel Silverstein's popular poem as a jump-off point to creative and letter writing, and to assessing the elements of poetry. The food pyramid, biodegradable products, journal prompts... a towering pile of great ideas.
  • Use this 'Portfolio Cover: Guided Reading' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Portfolio Cover: Guided Reading'. Use this page to divide your portfolio categories or for a notebook cover.
  • Use this 'Book: Trumpet of the Swan - Favorite Character' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Trumpet of the Swan - Favorite Character'. Write a description and explain why this was your favorite character.

Notes

  • Use this 'Note' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Note'. 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.