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ELA Reading - Independent and Guided Reading Worksheets

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  • 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 '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 '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 '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 '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: 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: 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 '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 '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 '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: 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 '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 '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: 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: 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: 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 '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 '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: 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: 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 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 '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 '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 (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.