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ELA Reading - Independent and Guided Reading Worksheets

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

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.