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  • This introduction to Greek writers and philosophers is the beginning of a seven part series of reading comprehensions on several Greeks from long ago whose influence can still be seen in literature and philosophy today.
  • Meredith and Alexis both play sports, but their styles and attitudes couldn't be more different. Compare the two girls and the adults in their lives using charts and outlines. A good character education lesson. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Rosa and Thomas both have ideas about peer pressure and bravery, but they have different ways of responding. Compare the two stories using charts; answer short questions; make predictions about the future. A good character education lesson. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Use this 'Book: A Running Brook of Horror (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: A Running Brook of Horror (upper elem/middle)'. Studying snakes? Daniel Mannix's spine-chilling story is a great way to enhance a snake unit...especially in combination with this fantastic 15 page unit, featuring "cause and effect" practice, story sequencing, figurative language, vocabulary development, and more. Caution: This story may be hard to find.
  • Use this 'Book: Crispin The Cross of Lead (vocabulary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Crispin The Cross of Lead (vocabulary)'. A list of challenging vocabulary from Avi's popular medieval novel (winner of the Newbery Prize), for review or study. This is one of many Newbery book lessons on our member site.
  • This five page book unit builds vocabulary and comprehension skills via the book by Mir Tamim Ansary. The unit can be used without the book, as well.
  • Reinforces vocabulary and comprehension for Bonnie Pryor's story of 300 years of history.
  • Biography of the "Father of Tragedy".
  • Use this 'Book: A Turkey for Thanksgiving (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: A Turkey for Thanksgiving (elementary)'. Enhances vocabulary and comprehension for Eve Bunting's holiday book.
  • Use this 'Book: A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus (elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus (elementary)'. A six page book unit of activities that enhances vocabulary and comprehension for David A. Adler's picture book biography of the famous explorer. Includes character map and book report exercises in addition to vocabulary and comprehension work.
  • Use this 'Book: Dr. Seuss' The King's Stilts (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Dr. Seuss' The King's Stilts (primary/elem)'. Imagine yourself in a house in Binn! Write your own history of the strange island protected from the sea by the roots of its Dike Trees! This unit features comprehension exercises, a word search, and more.
  • Use this 'Book: Martin's Big Words (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Martin's Big Words (elem/upper elem)'. Enhances the Martin Luther King, Jr. biography by Doreen Rappaport.
  • A very full twenty page unit, which can be used as a whole or in parts. Each act of the play is summarized in simple language; the most famous quotes ("Alas, poor Yorick!") are listed and explained; the story is related to its historical setting ("What is the Ptolemaic system?") and to modern times ("Label the map of Europe"); plus comprehension, vocabulary, and essay questions. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.1-3

  • Use this 'Book: Out of the Dust (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Out of the Dust (middle school)'. Comprehension and vocabulary questions and writing prompts to review Karen Hesse's Newbery-winning (1998) free verse novel about a girl growing up in the 1934 Dust Bowl. The book is great for exploring the personal side of American history and for learning about free verse... this unit is great for checking comprehension and understanding.
  • Looking for great children's books about Africa? Here's a list of books recommended by the Children's Africana Book Awards.
  • This fiction literature study is a three page template addressing the common core reading standards for fifth grade literature; Craft and Structure. This study should be used with a short story, poem or drama This template can be used in its entirety or as individual pages. Common Core: ELA: RL.5.4-6

  • This fiction literature study is a four page template addressing the common core reading standards for first grade literature; Craft and Structure. This study should be used with a short story or poem. This template can be used in its entirety or as individual pages. Common Core: ELA: RL.1.4-6

  • This fiction literature study is a three page template addressing common core reading standards for fourth grade literature; Craft and Structure. This study should be used with prose, poetry or drama. Common Core: ELA: RL.4.4-6

  • This fiction literature study is a four page template addressing the common core reading standards for second grade literature; Craft and Structure. This study should be used with a short story, poem or song. This template can be used in its entirety or as individual pages. Common Core: ELA: RL.2.4-6

  • This fiction literature study is a three page template addressing the common core reading standards for third grade literature; Craft and Structure. This study should be used with a short story, poem or drama. This template can be used in its entirety or as individual pages. Common Core: ELA: RL.3.4-6

  • This fiction literature study is a four page template addressing the
                    common core reading standards for second grade literature; Craft and Structure. 
                    This study should be used with a short story, poem or song. This template can be
                    used in its entirety or as individual pages.

     

  • This is a 2 page comprehension template addressing the common core
                    reading standards for kindergarten literature; Integration of knowledge and ideas. 
                    This study should be used with a short story.  This template can be used in its
                    entirety or as individual pages.  

  • The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat. 2015 Caldecott winner about an imaginary friend named Beekle! Includes ABC sort, missing letter, word unscramble, word search, and crossword puzzle.

  • This is a 3 page comprehension template addressing the common core
                    reading standards for four grade literature; Integration of knowledge and ideas. 
                    This study should be used with a story, drama, myth or traditional literature.
                    Students compare and contrast themes and topics.  This template can be used in its
                    entirety or as individual pages

  • This is a 4 page comprehension template addressing the common core
                    reading standards for first grade literature; Integration of knowledge and ideas. 
                    This study should be used with a short story.  This template can be used in its
                    entirety or as individual pages.

  • This is a 5 page comprehension template addressing the common core
                    reading standards for third grade literature; Integration of knowledge and ideas. 
                    This study should be used with a short story.  This template can be used in its
                    entirety or as individual pages.

  • Use this 'Book Unit: Ungifted (grades 5-8)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Unit: Ungifted (grades 5-8)'. This Gordon Korman novel explores the consequences of a middle school student's behavoir. It is both realistic and humorous. An incredible choice for literature circles, book clubs and shared readings. The 24 page unit contains various writing prompts, research, comprehension and vocabulary activities.
  • Review the information from all of our "Greek Literature and Philosophy" reading comprehensions (seven individual comprehensions) with this overview quiz.
  • Nancy and Angela both want a snack; both girls decide to bake cookies. But there the stories diverge. Compare the two stories using charts; answer short questions; make predictions about the future. A good character education lesson. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Jason and Malcolm both wake up wanting a bike ride, but the boys have very different ways of doing what they want. Compare the two stories using charts; answer short questions; make predictions about the future. A good character education lesson. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Review Walter Dean Myer's story of a World War II soldier, from the "My Name is America" series. Includes story sequencing, multiple choice comprehension questions, grammar review, and more. Common Core:ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • A study unit of the enduring novel, The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton with short and long answer questions and vocabulary list.
  • Use this 'Book: A-Z Mysteries; The Absent Author (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: A-Z Mysteries; The Absent Author (elem)'. An 8 page study unit for Ron Roy's A-Z Mystery, The Absent Author. Includes reading comprehension questions, matrix chart, venn diagram and story map activities, writing prompt. Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3
  • Students read a classic short story of generosity and gluttony, then research and discuss health issues from the story and their own lives. A cornucopia of science, literature, and writing ideas, ideal for middle school or advanced upper elementary.
  • A list of 20 great US authors and a corresponding list of their works. These can be used in a variety of ways including in matching games, for study aids, etc.
  • A 12 page study unit on the 2002 Newbery Award book, A Single Shard, with two sets of comprehension questions, vocabulary, writing and discussion prompts, and answer key.
  • A study unit for Roald Dahl's The Magic Finger with comprehension questions, writing prompts, vocabulary, answer key.
  • Study unit for book by Colleen Stanley Bare, "Never Kiss an Alligator," with completion and true false questions, writing, drawing activities.
  • A study unit of Roald Dahl's George's Marvelous Medicine with two sets of short answer and long answer reading comp questions & vocabulary list.
  • Study unit, 2010 Caldecott Medal winner, The Lion and the Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney; short response, long response, discussion questions, word search.