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  • Wide-lined paper with a color illustration of kids at the top. Portrait orientation.
  • Use as a center sign or booket cover.
  • This tale of a girl with a gulping habit is available at three more levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and activities. The primary level includes reading comprehension questions, a word unscramble, and more activities appropriate for early readers.
  • Our fictional tale of a girl with a gulping habit is available at four different levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and activities. The elementary level includes reading comprehension questions, a word search, and more activities appropriate for elementary readers.
  • This fictional tale of a girl with a gulping habit is available on our member site at two more levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and activities. The primary level includes reading comprehension questions, a word unscramble, and more activities appropriate for early readers.
  • Review comprehension and vocabulary of this cute installment in Cynthia Rylant's Puppy Mudge series.
  • To use this colorful four-page poster with the slogan "A BOOK IS A FRIEND!": print the pages, fold the edges, then glue or tape together along the edges. Laminate the poster for longer use.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Rohmann's My Friend Rabbit (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Rohmann's My Friend Rabbit (elem)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
  • Use this 'Book: Biscuit's Big Friend (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Biscuit's Big Friend (primary)'. Book comprehension and vocabulary enhancement for this installment of Alyssa Satin Capucilli's popular "Biscuit" series. Sam is a big dog and Biscuit's newest friend.
  • Use this 'Book: Clifford Makes a Friend (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Clifford Makes a Friend (primary/elem)'. Clifford makes friends with a boy. Enhances vocabulary and comprehension of this book from Norman Bridwell's popular "Clifford" series.
  • Use this Venn diagram to compare friends.
  • "He is concerned about how the student will fit in with his friends."
  • Use this 'Book: Arthur and the True Francine (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Arthur and the True Francine (elementary)'. Book comprehension and vocabulary enhancement for this installment of Marc Brown's popular "Arthur" series. Francine gets in trouble when Muffy cheats.
  • "The children ran around the park playing hide-and-seek." A realistic fiction reading comprehension.
  • Use this 'Book: Trumpet of the Swan - Friendship Worksheet' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Trumpet of the Swan - Friendship Worksheet'. Questions about friendship for extended writing or discussion after reading E.B. White's "The Trumpet of the Swan."
  • Our fictional tale of a girl with a gulping habit is available at four different levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and activities. The upper elementary level includes detailed reading comprehension and inference questions, and more activities appropriate for upper elementary readers.
  • Comprehension questions to accompany Rodman Philbrick's popular novel about what happens when two people with limitations become one mighty person. This book was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
  • Use this 'Book: Arthur's First Sleepover (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Arthur's First Sleepover (elementary)'. Book comprehension and vocabulary enhancement for this installment of Marc Brown's popular "Arthur" series. Arthur's first sleepover party is in his tent.
  • From straight reading comprehension to character empathy and re-imagined endings, this book unit takes a thorough look at Russell Hoban's tale of friendship.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses defending a friend who is being mocked.
  • From "buddy" to "trust".
  • Use this 'Word Search: Friends (very easy)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Word Search: Friends (very easy)'. From "friend" to "share".
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Narrative Writing - New School (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Narrative Writing - New School (middle school)'. Writing prompt for imaginative story about moving to a new town.
  • Little Duck is looking forward to his friend's birthday party--especially the swimming. Will the rain ruin his plans?
  • Our fictional tale of a girl with a gulping habit is available at four different levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and activities. The middle school level includes reading comprehension and inference questions and exercises in understanding appropriate for middle school readers.
  • [member-created using abctools] Unlined 1/2 pages with abcKids illustrations in each corner and a writing or drawing prompt on each page ("I made new friends at school!")
  • Two best friends share their love of the color purple... but can they share the last purple lollipop? A reading comprehension and good discussion springboard.
  • Use this 'Book: Biscuit Finds a Friend (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Biscuit Finds a Friend (primary)'. Book comprehension and vocabulary enhancement for this installment of Alyssa Satin Capucilli's popular "Biscuit" series. A puppy helps a little duck find its way home to the pond.
  • Enhances the Dav Pilkey book with vocabulary and comprehension exercises.
  • Use this 'Writing Paper: My Friends' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Paper: My Friends'. Lined writing paper with the title "My Friends" at the top.
  • Use this Venn diagram to compare yourself and one of your friends.
  • Review comprehension and enhance vocabulary for Arnold Lobel's classic short stories.
  • Use this 'Writing Prompt: Friends (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompt: Friends (elem/upper elem)'. "Write about a friend of yours." Lined paper with an illustration of friends and a prompt to write about a friend.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses making friends in a new school.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses defending a friend who is being mocked.
  • Comprehension questions and vocabulary exercises to accompany a story from Arnold Lobel's beloved Frog and Toad series.
  • "I have a friend. Her name is Kim." Short and easy reading comprehension.
  • A little girl makes friends with a butterfly in her backyard.
  • "John doesn't want to work with Mark." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • A realistic fiction story, and great testing practice! This reading comprehension would make a good opening for talking about friends, peer pressure, fitting in...