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  • Back to School Unit: Cut out the pictures and put them in order next to the sentences. Then write a story that uses the sentences as the foundation. Good early reader work.

  • 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 'Book: Arthur and the School Pet (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Arthur and the School Pet (primary/elem)'. word unscramble, word search, cloze exercise, true/false and short answer comprehension questions to review Marc Brown's story of what happens when D.W. brings the school pet home for Christmas break.
  • 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 reading comprehension is a fictional story about a crocodile's first day of school.
  • Use this 'Short Story: Zoo Experiment Experience (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Short Story: Zoo Experiment Experience (middle/high)'. Fictional short story about a student science engineering project carried out at a zoo exhibit. Help students value planning and consider potential outcomes and consequences. Middle/High school level.
  • This unit has everything for a great and thorough approach to short stories, including an answer sheet! Includes a chart and two pages of questions to encourage active reading.

  • 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 '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!
  • L'heure du conte--Ecrire le mot et colorier l’image. Story time--Write the word and color the picture.
  • Use this 'Color and Write: Graduation (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Color and Write: Graduation (elem)'. A picture of a graduate to color and lines to write a story or a letter about graduation.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: Making Inferences (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: Making Inferences (elem/upper elem)'. Read the short story about early American education, and make inferences based on context clues.
  • A historical fiction story about a village that once had "gypsy" visitors forms the backdrop for this great mini-unit, featuring vocabulary building, comprehension questions, reflection, writing assignments, and more.
  • Includes the main elements of a news article, writing headlines, writing a lead, story sequencing, differences between fact and opinion... all the basic aspects of news writing are included in this 15 page multiple-skill unit. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1

  • Four short tales with a survival theme (“Exploring the Titanic”, “Three Skeleton Key”, “Survive the Savage Sea”, and “The Dinner Party”) are thoroughly explored in this mega-unit, covering setting, characters, plots, and other short story devices.
  • 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: 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!
  • Escritura: un cuento de Halloween. Writing: a Halloween story.
  • Read a Paul Bunyan tall tale and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about Bunyan with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own Paul Bunyan tall tale. A great unit!
  • Read an Annie Oakley tall tale (based on "Annie Got Her Gun!") and answer the multiple choice questions, then read a true story about Oakley with short answer comprehension questions. Sort fact from fiction in a review worksheet. Think and write about the values reflected in these tall tales. Finally: Write your own Annie Oakley tall tale. A great unit and a fun "women's history month" tie-in.
  • This is a great book to motivate young writers. This 23 page unit is aligned with the CCSS. It includes comprehension and vocabulary work, character analysis, story elements, theme and pre- and post-writing activities.

  • Use this 'Story Starters: End of the School Year (multiage)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Story Starters: End of the School Year (multiage)'. Ten story starters for "end of the school year" stories.
  • Use this 'Story Starter: First Day of School (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Story Starter: First Day of School (primary/elem)'. School-shaped page with the story starter "On the first day of school...".
  • A back to school story. Read the story, then number the events as they occur in the story. Write the story again in your own handwriting and draw a picture to go with the text.
  • A back to school story. Read the events, put them in order (explaining the reasoning for the order), then write them into a story with creative embellishments. This lesson is adaptable to a variety of levels.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: Fiction Writing; Building a Short Story (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: Fiction Writing; Building a Short Story (upper elem/middle)'. A two page explanation of the elements of fiction and story structure with short answer questions and short story starting prompt. Use with abcteach Fiction Blueprint to help student's organize ideas for a story.
  • This Christmas-themed creative writing project includes a Cover Page, Roll A Christmas Story, Character Studies, Setting: Time and Place, Story Organizer, Dialogue Planner, and matching Writing Paper.

  • 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.
  • Use this 'Book: Froggy Goes to School (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Froggy Goes to School (primary)'. Enhances Jonathan London's story of back-to-school nerves, from the popular "Froggy" series.
  • Use this 'Word Wall: Book - Froggy Goes To School (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Word Wall: Book - Froggy Goes To School (primary)'. From "carton" to "underwear". These vocabulary building word strips are great for word walls. Enhances vocabulary for Jonathan London's story of back-to-school nerves, from the popular "Froggy" series.
  • 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.
  • Use this 'Book: So B. It (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: So B. It (middle school)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions, vocabulary work, and in-depth questions that would be good writing or discussion prompts review Sarah Week's story of a mysterious family.
  • Use this 'Book: Letters from Rifka (middle/high school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Letters from Rifka (middle/high school)'. Vocabulary review, geography, short answer comprehension, and essay questions to review Karen Hesse's touching story, told via a Jewish girl's letters to her cousin as she moves across Europe in an effort to emigrate to America.
  • Use this 'Book: Treasure Island (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Treasure Island (middle school)'. Vocabulary, short answer comprehension, and essay questions to review Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of growing up among pirates.
  • Use this 'Book: The Giver (middle/high school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Giver (middle/high school)'. Comprehension and vocabulary work to enhance Lis Lowry's Newbery winning (1994) dystopian coming-of-age story.
  • Use this 'Book: Where the Red Fern Grows (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Where the Red Fern Grows (middle school)'. Vocabulary, short comprehension, and essay question to review Wilson Rawls' story about a boy growing up and raising dogs in the Ozarks.
  • Use this 'Book: The Graveyard Book (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Graveyard Book (middle school)'. Vocabulary and comprehension questions (both short-answer and essay) to review Neil Gaiman's 2009 Newbery winning story about a boy raised (ala The Jungle Book) by ghouls.
  • Use this 'Rebus: I Like to Walk to School (b/w)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Rebus: I Like to Walk to School (b/w)'. A rebus story followed by comprehension questions. Good for primary or early readers.
  • Use this 'Rebus: I Like to Walk to School (color)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Rebus: I Like to Walk to School (color)'. A rebus story followed by comprehension questions. Good for primary or early readers.
  • Use this 'Rebus: I Like to Walk to School (color)- flashcards' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Rebus: I Like to Walk to School (color)- flashcards'. Cards to coordinate with our rebus story.