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  • 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.
  • Use this 'Writing: Position Paper for or Against Zoo Facilities (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Position Paper for or Against Zoo Facilities (middle/high)'. Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the existence of zoos. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Alcott's Little Women (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Alcott's Little Women (upper elem/middle school)'. Our new "first sentence" series asks the question: "You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence?" With these simple worksheets, each containing a different sentence from a classic story, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing. Look for more "first sentence" prompts every week!
  • Use this 'First Sentence: Crane's The Red Badge of Courage (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Crane's The Red Badge of Courage (upper elem/middle school)'. 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 'First Sentence: Huxley's A Brave New World (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Huxley's A Brave New World (upper elem/middle school)'. 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 'First Sentence: Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (upper elem/middle school)'. 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 'First Sentence: du Marier's Rebecca (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: du Marier's Rebecca (upper elem/middle school)'. 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 'First Sentence: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (upper elem/middle school)'. 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 'First Sentence: Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle school)'. 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.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Creating a powerful, single-paged sales or informational flyer is a fast and affordable way to get information out to the public. This assignment encourages a deeper understanding of the zoo business. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding animal behavior at the zoo. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • This The Story of Money (upper elem/middle) Comprehensions is perfect to practice money skills. Your elementary grade students will love this The Story of Money (upper elem/middle) Comprehensions. "In this village lived a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker, and a yoga instructor." This fantastic unit contains a fictional story about how money works, threaded with clear explanations of important economic terms and theories, from "barter" to "unit of account". 16 pages; includes an answer page.
  • 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.
  • A realistic fiction story, and great testing practice! This reading comprehension would make a good opening for talking about friends, peer pressure, fitting in...
  • This unit covers many of the basic elements required for most middle school level language arts. 18 pages of worksheets, forms, and more! This works as a good beginning diagnostic or a year-end skills evaluation.
  • This unit defines folklore and explains the various types of folklore in reading comprehensions with short-answer questions. The concepts are reviewed with activities including interview suggestions and even role playing fun! The emphasis is on American folklore; this unit is great for a social studies lesson on American culture and traditions.
  • A reading comprehension about the holiday Passover.
  • This informational piece provides a history of the Pledge, as well as a line by line analysis of the meaning, and essay/discussion questions.
  • Use this 'Book: Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle)'. 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!
  • Fill in the blanks using the images of homophones as clues. Interactive .notebook file for Smart Board. Middle School.
  • Text only. Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions to review this text are available on our member site.
  • A reading comprehension about the French inventor Louis Braille and his reading method for the blind.
  • A short fact-filled reading comprehension explains some of the traditions of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. Ramadan starts in August in 2009
  • A fact-filled reading comprehension.
  • A fact filled reading comprehension about Africa's tallest peak.
  • A reading comprehension on the history of the U.S. flag, from its thirteen starred canton to its current appearance, and a reading comprehension overview of the Flag Code, to introduce or review proper treatment of the U.S. flag. Great for Flag Day (June 14th)...or any U.S. holiday.
  • What is the best thing that you can do if a hurricane is approaching? Learn about hurricane safety with this informative reading comprehension lesson.
  • Reading comprehension focusing on different types of clouds, how they are formed, and what they indicate about the weather.

  • What is the difference between enamel and dentine? How can you tell a molar from an incisor? What are they for? Learn these answers and more with this reading comprehension.
  • A reading comprehension, featuring a "complete the timeline" activity.
  • Reading comprehension, short essay prompt, drawing, and more, all on the topic of the importance of trees.
  • A fact-filled reading comprehension about the country at the base of the Caucasus Mountains.
  • The origins of Flag Day (June 14) and some basic rules for flag treatment are included in this reading comprehension.
  • This reading comprehension on why music should be taught in schools makes an excellent introduction to a unit on persuasive writing. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1

  • Oysters, pirates, and ammunition... this fact-filled reading comprehension traces the history of the island from its early days to 1892, when it became an immigration station. It is followed by multiple choice, short essay, and short answer questions.
  • Why did immigrants come to the United States? This factual comprehension passage explains some of the many reasons. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions, one essay question and 5 short answer questions.
  • This factual reading comprehension describes the end of Ellis Island as an immigration station, and its rebirth as American landmark. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions, 1 essay question and 5 short response questions.
  • A fact-filled reading comprehension about reindeer- they don't really pull Santa's sleigh!
  • A reading comprehension on dog sled racing, focusing on the famous Alaska race that takes place in March.
  • A factual reading comprehension about the South American country.