I have made another Greek Mythology unit! This one ties perfectly with the other Greek Mythology unit I have in my store already.
Why did I create another one? Since the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, I have been looking for ways to address the standards that require the students
*Use for fun, motivating morning work, writing prompts, or literacy centers!
*Print one copy of the emoji prompt for each of your students. (Students will each get a ¼ page slip.) Your students will take their slip of paper and cut out each of the emoji. They must then create a story (you create th
Retelling Intervention for Comprehension and Fluency: This reading intervention pack for comprehension and fluency offers 60 short stories that were designed to provide your students with practice in retelling story events and details. I created this pack after I noticed I had students who struggle
These Read-Its™ Phonics Trifolds are the PERFECT supplement for your phonics instruction during your small group guided reading time.
These professionally illustrated Phonics Read-Its™ incorporate engaging passages with a focus on ONE specific phonics skill, vocabulary development
16 DIFFERENTIATED Half-Page Story Elements Task Cards! Each task card includes an original short story as well as open-ended question prompts for each story element including Characters, Setting, Problem, Key Events, and Solution.
These Story Elements Task Cards are differentiated for your conveni
Use these simple stories and comprehension questions to help your kindergarten students become confident early readers! Practice tracking, phonics, sight words, fluency, & comprehension all on the same page!
Included are 10 stories with easy to read CVC words and Kindergarten sight words. Each
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I used this activity to reinforce my students’ inferencing skills and they LOVED it! I have included inferencing questions that correspond to several short films which are easily accessible online. The films range anywhere
This resource includes everything you need to teach story elements and the plot pyramid to your middle grades students.
This Story Elements Plot Foldable Collection includes:
Plot Structure Pyramid Foldable Template (blank and labeled)
6-Tab Elements Foldable Templates (blank and labeled)
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The packet tackles the big question: What is a Character?
With the help of this packet, your students will become gurus at describing the outside (appearance) and inside (words, actions, and feelings) of a character. I designed and differentiated this packet so that
Quick, Daily Common Core ELA Practice! Five weeks are included. This document is a convenient way to cover and review the Common Core Reading Standards in 5 minutes a day. Use these short passages as a daily morning activity, as nightly Common Core homework, or as a quick daily review. Each week
This packet includes 30 weeks of Word Work for 2nd graders. Word Families are introduced in short stories, and reinforced daily in different activities.
The activities included in this Word Work packet consist of reading the story and identifying target words, creating words with the target spelli
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"The Lottery" Short Story Literature Guide
This package of documents features numerous materials for teaching Shirley Jackson's 1948 short story "The Lottery." Includes an introduction activity (using real stones), guided reading questions (for recall/comprehension, analysis, applying, critical thi
The 35 comprehension builders start with simple sentence reading and grow gradually over a 2 month period of time. Each activity asks students to add details to a picture. Thus, they are "creating" and building mental images and deepening their comprehension skills. The unit ends with an assessment
Plot Charts are a necessary story analysis skill, so we've made them so much fun. Your learners will be begging for more (seriously, read the feedback) as they watch Pixar Short Films and analyze the plot.
TEXTS: 10 Pixar Short Films (films not included)
PLOT PACKET: 10 Pixar Plot Arcs w/ Answer Ke
If you're anything like me, you're always looking for fun and creative ways to keep you kids engaged and on task after they're finished with their work. The writing center is usually my favorite fast finisher, but oftentimes the novelty wears off when kids choose from the same thing day after day.
Find out what happens when five little turkeys realize they are on the Thanksgiving menu! This freebie reader is a fun little twist on the Five Little Pumpkins poem.
Some ideas on how to use it:
-whole group read aloud
-drama (have kids act out story)
Retelling puppets and Cana
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You can use this plot activity in many different ways! This would be a great way to introduce plot, use as guided practice, small group, centers, or even independent practice!
This is a great tool to use instead of boring workbook pages! There
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Reading Comprehension – Where? When? Why? ---
This 7 page book is designed so that you can copy the book, cut it in half, staple, and then it is ready for use. The seven pages consist of a title page “Where? When? Why?” Then each of the remaining 6 pages includes a short story with a matching blac
*20 Theme Choice Cards
Students must read the passage and each passage has 4 corresponding theme choices. One of these cards will be the correct theme. When the students know the theme, they record it on the record she
Celebrate Close Reading and Superheroes ALL AT THE SAME TIME! Thirteen passages written at the third grade level with six activities each. Use as weekly homework! Text based questions are Common Core aligned for second-fourth grade. Close reading lesson ideas are included for each Common Core Infor
SHORT STORY AND NOVEL ASSIGNMENTS (DIGITAL) FOR GOOGLE DRIVE: Gone are the days of boring book reports and reading responses! This multi-faceted paperless resource provides fun ready-to-use assignments that will work for any novel or short story that your students are reading. The best part is that
Revised 5.14.14 Celebrate the classics! Fairy tales, fables, morals, and lessons learned.
In this unit, you will find 6 Fairy Tales and Fables Themed Passages. Each story has 5 response pages. Four questions on each question page.
Titles in this file:
1. Friendly Little Red Lexile 760 A re
How many times have you heard..."I don't have anything to write about." Yes me too! That is when this product was created! There are 7 total wheels BUT they can be mixed and matched for a huge variety of wheels! Included in that 7 are HALLOWEEN and CHRISTMAS for some fun holiday writing too!! T
Use the classic short story, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This three-day lesson plan includes the full 9-page story with attractive illustrations, an 8-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key/class discussion
If your students can’t go an hour without looking at their phones, they need to read “The Veldt.”
Ray Bradbury’s chilling futuristic short story, “The Veldt,” gives us a glimpse of a world where children love their devices more than their families. Sound familiar? This compelling 90-minute lesson w
This Narrative Writing Pack includes EVERYTHING you need to teach a Narrative Writing Unit to your little ones.
It is an entire unit including step by step lesson plans.
NON-FICTION WRITING UNIT in the same series also available
This Narrative Writing Unit includes:
This pack is a bundle of all of my reading passages from various seasonal packs (see below). Each reading passage comes with comprehension questions that tackle a variety of skills that your first graders need to master. This pack will provide your students with plenty of practice to improve fluency
Celebrate May with this unique unit designed specifically for Close Reading! Inside you will find 20 passages written at FOUR different levels. Now covering more standards! Each passage has seven pages of activities with a text evidence focus! Download the preview to see each lexile level.
Quick, Daily Common Core ELA Practice! Five weeks are included. (Weeks 6-10) This document is a convenient way to cover and review the Common Core Reading Standards in 5 minutes a day. Use these short passages as a daily morning activity, as nightly Common Core homework, or as a quick daily review.
This reading comprehension passage bundle makes it easy to incorporate the common core standards into your teaching. The reading comprehension bundle includes 3 of our themed reading comprehension packets bundled together at a great discount of 50% OFF!
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Five Weeks of Daily Common Core Practice for Reading Comprehension! If you are transitioning into the Common Core Standards, this resource will be a great help. It contains quick, short fiction and informational text passages that can be completed in just 5 minutes a day. They are excellent as mo
Prove It To Me is a way to introduce students to using clues the author gives in the text to understand what they are reading and to use these clues as evidence in their writing. The clues in these cards are easy to find and use as evidence since this is an introduction to this skill.
These cards c
Myths and Legends addresses important reading comprehension skills and fills critical gaps in the 4th grade and 5th grade curriculum. Includes answer keys and graphic organizers.
Includes ten wonderful and diverse myths and legends including Native American, Canadian, and Greek
Use this compelling two-day (or possibly three-day, depending on your pacing) lesson on Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s chilling futuristic short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” as a stand-alone lesson, as part of any short story unit, or as a supplement to any larger dystopian novel study, such as Brave New World,
This full unit contains a variety of activities for studying "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs, and "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl.
The unit could be great for Halloween, but you could teach it any time of the year. It contains everything you need to have yo
A HUGE (discounted) bundle of 360 themed Fluency Task Cards with varied sentence types to help your students practice their oral reading fluency all year!
The following task card sets are included in this MEGE Fluency Bundle! This year long fluency task card bundle includes a mix of NONFICTION &am
Use the black humor of Roald Dahl’s well-known short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter," to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes links to the full text of the story, detailed instructions, a 9-question deep-thinking handout (with detailed answer key, o
SHORT STORIES - 1,000+ PAGES: ANTHOLOGY and RESOURCES
✅ NEW - More stories and Flesch-Kincaid Readability Grade-Levels for each story.
➡All stories are Digital Ready. Students can highlight/annotate the text on a computer.
These short stories are powerful, accessible, and engaging vehicles for te
Fluency & Comprehension Reading Intervention for All Seasons – Fourth Grade Level
Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 4.1-4.9 in chronological order. They are all on a fourth grade reading level.
This bundle contains 35 original fluency passages I wrote and 2-3 comprehension a
These learning stations are designed to take students through the process that is necessary to understand theme in fiction. In the works they read, there is rarely a clearly stated "moral at the end of the story". Instead, there are steps that must be followed so students can discover the author's
Use the short story, “The Gift of the Magi” by American writer O. Henry, to teach your students the elements of literary analysis, get them thinking deeply about the text, and provide opportunities for creative writing. This two-day lesson plan includes a beautifully illustrated copy of the story, a
I went to North Carolina last summer and my friend’s kids were begging to buy a subscription to Minecraft. Then, when I was visiting my nephews in Oregon, they we also begging for Minecraft. Then, the school year started, and Minecraft is all the kids are talking about. So, I thought I might as well
Use the classic short story, “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes to teach your students the elements of literary analysis. This one-day lesson plan includes detailed instructions, a 6-question deep-thinking exercise (with detailed answer key, of course), and an optional writing activity that shows
Nursery Rhymes Poetry Center - 11 poems
My students love to build these Nursery Rhymes at our poetry center over and over! Your students can work alone or with a partner to build familiar nursery rhymes and practice reading fluency.
There are 11 nursery rhymes for you to print, laminate, and cut
This reading comprehension passages and questions pack will help you to check if your student's understand what they are reading. You can challenge your class with these original comprehension passages written by me. This activity is best for upper elementary student's.
I have found when we practi
Got boys that love sports but hate to read??
Here's a non-fiction passage about the history of basketball sure to get them geared up to try out the original rules at recess, while giving you an awesome assessment of their close reading skills!
"The History of Basketball: A Non-Fiction Close Read fo
This writing prompt printable is great to leave when you have a substitute. I leave it on a day that I don't tell my students I will be absent because the prompt is all about "Our Teacher is Missing." This printable includes the prompt and a graphic organizer for prewriting.
This printable worksheet will supplement the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. The lesson plan includes an introduction, development, practice, independent practice, assessment rubric, and worksheets.
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Cause and Effect Activity Packet
This activity targets reading and listening comprehension!
-24 cards with mini stories
-Each mini story has 2-4 related comprehension questions. The questions target story grammar elements.
-5 printable posters: Characters, Setting, Predicting, Problem, and Solution.
This activity is very opened