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ELA Reading - Independent and Guided Reading Worksheets

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  • 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, 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the 1979 Caldecott winner, with pages for students to fill in their own before, during, and after reading questions; this unit includes art prompts.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vocabulary puzzles that coordinate with Caldecott winner, This Is Not My Hat. Includes ABC Sort, Word Unscamble, Word Search, Missing Letter, and Crossword Puzzle.

  • "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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.