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  • "Why does he get to do so much more than I do?" A realistic fiction story with open ended questions to help students discuss emotions.
  • "I wish for sunny skies." This fictional reading comprehension about wishes comes with open ended questions for students to discuss their own wishes.
  • 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."
  • Use this 'Writing Prompts: Thanksgiving (middle) 1-4' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Prompts: Thanksgiving (middle) 1-4'. Four of our upper elementary/middle school writing prompts/discussion topics in one place. Thought-provoking Thanksgiving writing prompts.
  • Use this 'Book: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (elem/upper elem))' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (elem/upper elem))'. Betty MacDonald's "Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle" is used to help students develop critical thinking skills while enjoying children's literature. This unit includes discussion questions, an activity page, and a test.
  • 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.
  • Worksheets to help learn these spelling words: rehearse, tidy, already, homophones, idea, kneel, adobe, discuss, bricks, sticks, high, close. Cloze exercise, word search, crossword, missing letters and more!

  • 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.
  • Updated: Christmas is getting close, and one of the girls in this reading comprehension hasn't gotten any of her gifts ready yet. This short reading comprehension is a good seasonal discussion starter. Includes multiple choice, short answer, and pre- and post-reading activities.

  • Pre-reading discussion questions, vocabulary building, and reading comprehension, all against a battlefield background.
  • Pre-reading discussion questions and vocabulary building, combined with two reading comprehensions that cover two of Alexander's famous moments.
  • Read the poem, identify the poetic devices (metaphor, etc.); then ponder and discuss questions to create greater understanding.
  • Use this 'Book: Little House on the Prairie (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Little House on the Prairie (elem/upper elem)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension and review questions, essay or discussion questions, Venn diagram and more, to go with the second book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" series.
  • Use this 'Book: On the Banks of Plum Creek (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: On the Banks of Plum Creek (elem/upper elem)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions, essay or discussion prompts, and a vocabulary builder to go with the fourth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" series.
  • A four page realistic fiction reading comprehension about a (class) presidential election. Questions are formatted for short essay or discussion questions, rather than multiple choice.
  • Use this 'Book: By the Shores of Silver Lake (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: By the Shores of Silver Lake (elem/upper elem)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions and essay or discussion prompts to go with the fifth book in the "Little House" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
  • Use this 'Book: The Long Winter (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Long Winter (elem/upper elem)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions and essay or discussion prompts to go with the sixth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" series.
  • Use this 'Book: Farmer Boy (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Farmer Boy (elem/upper elem)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions and essay or discussion prompts to go with the third book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" series, about her husband's farmboy childhood.
  • Use this 'Book: Little Town on the Prairie (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Little Town on the Prairie (elem/upper elem)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions and essay or discussion prompts to go with the seventh book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" series.
  • Use this 'Book: These Happy Golden Years (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: These Happy Golden Years (elem/upper elem)'. Chapter-by-chapter comprehension questions, essay or discussion prompts, and a vocabulary builder to go with the eighth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" series.
  • Use this 'Unscramble the Words: "ion" words' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Unscramble the Words: "ion" words'. From "discussion" to "possession".
  • [member-created with abctools] From "ancestor" to "weather". These vocabulary building word strips are great for word walls. This list contains many words needed in social studies discussions.
  • Pre-reading questions, discussion questions, vocabulary and comprehension review, writing topics, and relevant activities (including recipes) for nearly every chapter make this unit an exceptional enhancement for Robert Burch's novel about a tough heroine.
  • "Sara wanted new shoes." A cute reading comprehension presents a story of desire and creative solutions! With thoughtful questions for discussion or short answer writing.
  • "Carrie's teammates don't always like playing soccer with her..." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • "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.

  • "Jen was still tired when her alarm clock rang, so she slept a little longer..." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • "He thinks about it all the time. He even has bad dreams about it!" A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • The unit (all the "Jamestown" lessons in one download) presents a letter from a servant near Jamestown and has students "translate" it into modern English. A math worksheet uses the Jamestown population as the basis for a lesson in ratios and percentages. Finally, the location of Jamestown is used to discuss the importance of geography and climate.
  • "The settlers at Jamestown were told to find a place that was not already occupied, that would be easy to reach by ship, and that would be difficult to attack." How important are geography and climate to survival? This worksheet can be used as a writing assignment or an in-class discussion prompt.
  • Sort the sentences into their matching seaons. This game is a good opportunity for discussion and group work.
  • "It was true that Ken's hands were filthy after handling the dirty football and exercising during football practice..." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • "He imagined himself in Italy..." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • "He always reads and writes more slowly than his classmates... " A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • Three diary entries show a progression of thought (resentment, confusion, understanding) in a girl's response to her mother's restrictions. Followed by open-ended questions that can be writing prompts or discussion questions.
  • "All Patrick's teammates enjoy his enthusiasm, and they have even more fun at practice..." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • "Martin decided that he wouldn't let Sophia search all by herself the way he'd had to." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • "After dinner, they have Michael do his homework and ask him if he has questions about it. Then at night, they tell him when to go to bed." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.

  • "Alejandro wanted a dog." A fictional reading comprehension designed to help teach students character education. Reflective short answer questions can be used for discussion or writing practice.