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  • Use this 'Book: The Watsons go to Birmingham 1963 (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Watsons go to Birmingham 1963 (upper elem/middle)'. Enhances Christopher Paul Curtis's historical novel (winner of the Newbery Prize) with event sequencing and a cloze comprehension exercise.
  • Use this 'Book: Al Capone Does My Shirts (upper elementary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Al Capone Does My Shirts (upper elementary)'. Comprehension questions review Gennifer Choldenko's Newbery Honor novel about a boy growing up on Alcatraz Island.
  • 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.
  • Comprehension questions to review Suzanne Fisher Staples's story of a gifted dancer in India.
  • A one page biography of President James Polk with comprehension and short answer questions and one long essay question.
  • This one-page fact sheet provides the basics (date of birth & death, immediate family, basic political record), highlights events from during the Presidency, and features at least one interesting fact.
  • A few basic facts (birth/death, term of office) with a large b/w portrait.
  • Use this 'Book: Bud, Not Buddy (upper elem/ middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Bud, Not Buddy (upper elem/ middle)'. Questions to review characters and comprehension in Christopher Paul Curtis' Newbery winning (2000) story of a boy's search for his father.
  • One page of comprehension questions and one page of character analysis to help reinforce understanding of Kristina Gregory's tale of early American history.
  • Match the leaders to the countries, sort countries based on their alliance, etc. A one page review. Includes answers.
  • Use this 'Book: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle'. Review comprehension for Avi's historical fiction novel of a teen stowaway on a clipper ship in the 1800s. This book was a 1991 Newbery Honor book.
  • 31 questions review significant events from the first World War.
  • Use this 'Book: The View from Saturday (upper elem/ middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The View from Saturday (upper elem/ middle)'. Reviews comprehension for E.L. Konigsburg's 1996 Newbery winner about a quirkily academic group and their Saturday morning teas.
  • Learning about Ellis Island? Bring the lesson to life with this activity, in which students play immigrants, interpreters, examiners, etc. Signs for the various stations (medical, etc.); instructions for examiners, and "documents" for immigrants to carry are all included.
  • 20 questions to review understanding of the function of Ellis Island and its role in the immigrant experience.
  • Use this 'Book: Catherine, Called Birdy (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Catherine, Called Birdy (middle school)'. Reading comprehension questions to review Karen Cushman's Newbery Honor-winning story of a young woman coming of age in the Middle Ages.
  • Thirty short-answer questions review understanding of the beginning of American imperialism and progressivism, at the turn of the 20th century.
  • 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

  • Short-answer questions review comprehension of Tamora Pierce's popular fantasy novel.
  • Thirty short answer comprehension questions to review Tamora Pierce's popular young adult novel from the "Song of the Lioness" quartet about a female knight. Suggested answers provided.
  • Use this 'Book: The Wizard of Oz (elementary/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Wizard of Oz (elementary/upper elem)'. Twenty-five short answer comprehension questions to review L. Frank Baum's well-loved classic. Suggested answers provided.
  • Use this 'Book: Secret of the Andes (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Secret of the Andes (upper elem/middle)'. Comprehension questions to review Ann Nolan Clark's Newbery-winning (1953) novel about a young Incan boy.
  • The history of illuminated manuscripts is explored, and then students are directed to make their own illuminated manuscripts on a suggested topic. The complication level of the project should correspond to student ability and interest.
  • "Montevideo is the capital city of Venezuela." Use an atlas and tell whether each statement is true or false. If the statement is false, explain why it is false.