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  • 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.
  • 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 '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 '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 '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: 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 'Sign: Guided Reading' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Sign: Guided Reading'.
  • 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 '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 '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: 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: 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: 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 '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 'Book: Spiderwick Chronicles (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Spiderwick Chronicles (upper elem)'. 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).
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The Wump World' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Wump World'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Duffy and the Devil (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Duffy and the Devil (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Snowflake Bentley (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Snowflake Bentley (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Mei Li (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Mei Li (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: St. George and the Dragon (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: St. George and the Dragon (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Book: Coraline (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Coraline (upper elem/middle)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Horton Hears a Who (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Horton Hears a Who (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Scrambled Eggs Super (k-4)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Scrambled Eggs Super (k-4)'. 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.
  • 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 '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 '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 '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 '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: 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: 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: 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 Doorbell Rang (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Doorbell Rang (primary/elem)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: There's a Nightmare in My Closet (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: There's a Nightmare in My Closet (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: There's Something in My Attic (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: There's Something in My Attic (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Book: Where the Red Fern Grows (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Where the Red Fern Grows (middle school)'. Vocabulary, short comprehension, and essay question to review Wilson Rawls' story about a boy growing up and raising dogs in the Ozarks.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: We Are Best Friends (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: We Are Best Friends (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Jumanji (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Jumanji (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Rapunzel (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Rapunzel (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend (prim/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend (prim/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a 'read aloud' of Dan Santat's 2015 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: Locomotive (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Locomotive (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a 'read aloud' of Brian Floca's 2014 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: A Sick Day for Amos McGee (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: A Sick Day for Amos McGee (elem)'. Vocabulary puzzles for the 2011 Caldecott winner, A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Includes ABC Sort, Missing Letter, Word Unscramble, Word Search and Crossword Puzzle.
  • 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 '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 'Guided Reading: Blueberries for Sal (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Blueberries for Sal (primary/elem)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The Napping House (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Napping House (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Grandfather's Journey (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Grandfather's Journey (primary)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Allen Say's 1994 Caldecott-winning story of family history, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Time of Wonder (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Time of Wonder (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses (primary)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: This Is Not My Hat (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Vocabulary Puzzles: This Is Not My Hat (primary/elem)'. Vocabulary puzzles that coordinate with Caldecott winner, This Is Not My Hat. Includes ABC Sort, Word Unscamble, Word Search, Missing Letter, and Crossword Puzzle.
  • 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 'Guided Reading: Danny and the Dinosaur (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Danny and the Dinosaur (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Syd Hoff's popular story, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: A Sick Day for Amos McGee (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: A Sick Day for Amos McGee (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a 'read aloud' of Philip and Erin Stead's 2011 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 'Guided Reading: Chrysanthemum (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Chrysanthemum (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Kevin Henkes's popular story of a girl with an unusual name, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: Wemberley Worried (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: Wemberley Worried (primary/elem)'. 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.
  • Use this 'Book: Miss Rumphius (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Miss Rumphius (primary/elem)'. Writing and drawing prompts to review Barbara Cooney's popular story of a woman who wanted to make the world a more beautiful place. This ties in nicely with Earth Day or with a citizenship unit.
  • Use this 'Guided Reading: This Is Not My Hat (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Guided Reading: This Is Not My Hat (primary/elem)'. Suggestions for teachers to guide students during a "read aloud" of Jon Klassen's 2013 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • 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: The Giving Tree (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Giving Tree (elementary)'. The pages for this book unit include: a pre-reading writing about caring, loving and giving; five comprehension questions that require brief written response; two supported examples of personification; identification of themes with supporting evidence; a post-reading activity; a word search of vocabulary terms; and answer keys (8 pages)
  • Use this 'Reading: Main Idea Non-Fiction (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Reading: Main Idea Non-Fiction (upper elem)'. This activity page allows students to explore the main idea of a non-fiction book. Students will provide 3 pieces of evidence to support the main idea.
  • Use this 'Reading: Main Idea Non-Fiction (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Reading: Main Idea Non-Fiction (elem)'. This activity page allows young students to show (draw) and tell (write) the main idea of a non-fiction book. Includes a place for 2 supporting details.

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.