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  • Interactive Notebook activity for early readers (with audio) about Labor Day. Includes printable PDF worksheet and discussion questions.

  • Use this 'Comprehension: Listening; Absurdities (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: Listening; Absurdities (elem)'. Three short stories with errors in each sentence. Student listens to a reading of each story and identifies errors. A page of discussion points included.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: Listening; Absurdities (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: Listening; Absurdities (primary)'. Three short stories with absurd errors in each sentence. Student listens and identifies each error. A page of discussion points is included.
  • The activities for this book unit include: 1 page of suggested differentiated activities and discussion topics; a writing activity; a time line activity; a mapping activity; a Venn Diagram Compare & Contrast assignment for 3 characters; a visualization activity; a research activity; a word search and several writing options. Rubrics are included. (9 pages) Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3

  • Interactive Notebook reading comprehension about Sacajawea (upper elementary/middle). Includes printable PDF worksheet, matching vocabulary, and discussion questions.
  • Use this 'Book: The Watsons Go to Birmingham (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: The Watsons Go to Birmingham (upper elem/middle)'. The pages for book unit include: 1 page of background information and suggested activities and discussion topics; a K-W-L activity; a timeline; a writing activity on theme; an activity on idioms and expressions, a compare and contrast character traits activity including Venn Diagram; templates for differentiated activities choices; templates for rubrics; and a crossword puzzle with answer key. A Newbery Honor book. (12 pages) Common Core: ELA: Reading Literature: RL.5.3
  • Use this 'Book: Molly's Pilgrim (upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Molly's Pilgrim (upper elem)'. The pages for this book unit include: 1 page of background information and suggested activities and discussion topics; a writing activity on moving to a new country; a writing activity about a time when you felt that you were different from others; an story boarding activity; a compare and contrast activity including Venn Diagram; templates for differentiated activities choices; and templates for rubrics and scoring student work; a word search and answer key. (11 pages)
  • Use this 'Writing: Case Study of an Extinct Plant Species (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Case Study of an Extinct Plant Species (middle/high)'. In this paragraph and essay writing assignment students study an extinct plant species and discuss the affect it has had on a geographical area or a human community. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Use this 'Writing: Case Study of an Endangered Plant Species (middle/high)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing: Case Study of an Endangered Plant Species (middle/high)'. In this paragraph and essay writing assignment students investigate and write a case study of an endangered plant species and discuss the importance it has in their community. One of a series of focused writing activities based on abcteach's Plant Kingdom PowerPoint presentations, in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Use this 'Comprehension: Heart Health (elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Comprehension: Heart Health (elem)'. A one page discussion of ways to keep hearts healthy, with multiple choice and short answer questions, plus a crossword puzzle and a word search.
  • A one page discussion of ways to keep hearts healthy, with multiple choice and short answer question sets, plus a crossword puzzle, a word search and a writing prompt.
  • The significance of the seven traditional items on a Haft-Seen Table are discussed as well as additional symbolic items sometimes added by families. Students plan the items they would include on their own Half-Seen Table and explain the importance or symbolism of each.
  • Interactive Notebook activity to correlate with our Think Green, Teach Green lesson plans. Label and discuss the parts of the Earth. Interpret and analyze the bar graph. Includes printable PDF worksheet.

  • Three reading texts on the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games: the event and history, the sports, the venues. Includes a vocabulary list, a discussion and activity on the differences between American and British English, a research exercise on unfamiliar sports, as well as a set of completion questions and a matching exercise. (10 pages)
  • Abcdaire image for vocabulary and cultural discussion--école.
  • Abcdaire image for vocabulary and cultural discussion--église.
  • A one page biography of American althlete and paralympian, Jessica Long, with a page of multiple choice questions and a page of short answer questions, plus a discussion or writing prompt.
  • Olympic track and field champion and philanthropist, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, is the subject of this one page biography, which also includes two sets of reading comprehension questions and a research and discussion topic.
  • Interactive .notebook file, Sort amphibians using a vortex. Read facts about amphibians and answer questions. Use with Smart Board.

  • This writing prompt asks students to discuss their favorite subject in school. They can use the page to help them share their thoughts verbally with others. Common Core Writing: W.3.1 Text Types & Purposes

  • Informational page about rabbits. Have students answer questions and draw a picture of rabbits habitat and discuss adaptation to environments.

  • Students will discuss and determine the point of view of a character from a book they have read.  Student will write about a topic of their choice and express their own point of view.  Common Core: ELA RL3.6

    Common Core: ELA - RL5.6, RL4.6
  • This shapebook discusses what you can see outside during spring. includes short response comprehension questions. Common Core: ELA: RL.K.1-3, RL.1.1-3

  • Use this 'Book Unit: Loser (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Unit: Loser (upper elem/middle)'. Loser, by Jerry Spinelli, tells the story of a good hearted boy who is often clueless about how his behaviors are seen by others. It spans his childhood, first through sixth grade. An excellent book for discussion and writing opportunities. The unit includes comprehension questions, writing prompts and vocabulary activities. 
  • This comprehensive unit provides a variety of activities as students study Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan. Activities include comprehension and discussion questions, English and Spanish vocabulary, character development, reflection, research writing, cause and effect. This book is a valueable piece of historical fiction set in the early 20th century, describing a young girls' journey from the riches of her parents' Mexican ranch to working in the fields of California.

  • A critical thinking exercise that discusses the topic of controversy. This comprehension offers examples of how controversial topics are presented in the real world, while offering examples from histories past. This also includes short answer, and essay questions.

  • A reading comprehension that discusses the understanding and usage of "B.C." and "A.D." Learn to use these abbreviations properly. Also includes multiple choice questions, short answer questions, and essay questions. Includes calendar history and light math skills using historical dates.

  • Michelle Obama reading comprehension discussing her life goals and achievements, also includes multiple choice questions and an essay question.

  • A reading comprehension discussing, Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States. This comprehension talks about Michelle's early life, schooling, and successes in and out of politics. A multiple choice, true/false, and essay question quiz is attached to the reading.

  • Use this 'Book Unit: Shiloh (grades 3-5)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Unit: Shiloh (grades 3-5)'. This book unit on Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor includes comprehension questions and vocabulary by chapter, plot mapping, compare and contrast, cause and effect, theme analysis as well as numerous writing activities...Perfect chapter book for read aloud and shared reading. This story provides numerous discussion opportunities.
  • This short fiction story is about how Jimmy, a fifth grader, is cyberbullies and what happens. Comprehension questions ask students to think about the story and the topic. A good discussion starter!