Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student recognizes and analyzes genre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposes within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse texts. The student is expected to:
- (1) demonstrate knowledge of
distinguishing characteristics of well-known children's
literature such as folktales, fables, legends, myths, and tall tales;
- (A) explain figurative language such as simile, metaphor, and personification that the poet uses to create images;
- (B) explain structure in drama such as character tags, acts, scenes, and stage directions;
- (C) recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including:
- (D) the central idea with supporting evidence;
- (i) features such as pronunciation guides and diagrams to support understanding; and
- (ii) organizational patterns such as compare and contrast;
- (iii) recognize characteristics and structures of argumentative text by:
- (E) identifying the claim;
- (i) explaining how the author has used facts for an argument; and
- (ii) identifying the intended audience or reader; and
- (iii) recognize characteristics of multimodal and digital texts.
Reading Comprehension Strategies Anchor Charts
Provide young readers with concrete examples of reading strategies with a set of 18 ready-made reading anchor charts.
Comprehension Task Cards - Finding The Main Idea
A set of comprehension task cards to help students find the main idea when reading.
Readers Theater – Play Writing Template
A template for students to use when writing their own Readers Theater script.
Finding the Main Idea - Graphic Organizer Templates
Teach students how to find the main idea of a text using one of these one-page graphic organizers.
Finding The Main Idea - Comprehension Task (Turtles)
A task to use when teaching your students reading comprehension strategies.
Reading Strategies Poster Pack
A pack of 10 posters explaining some of the most commonly used reading comprehension strategies.
Leveled Paired Passage Worksheets-Mammals vs. Reptiles
Differentiate reading instruction with leveled nonfiction, compare and contrast passages, and worksheets.
Main Idea and Supporting Details Bookmarks
Learn about how to find the main idea and supporting detail in texts with these printable bookmarks.
Super Six Reading Comprehension Strategies Poster Pack
A pack of 7 posters which explain the Super Six reading comprehension strategies.
Research Skills Worksheets - Note-Taking
A set of 6 worksheets to help students identify key facts, details, and vocabulary when researching information.
Lewis and Clark Expedition - RACES Writing Strategy Worksheets
Practice using the RACES writing strategy for text evidence with a Lewis and Clark Passage, graphic organizer, and worksheet.
Figurative Languages Lesson - Slide Deck
Teach figurative language using our comprehensive instructional slide deck and accompanying activities.
Exploring Figurative Language in Poetry Workbook
Teach your upper elementary and middle school students to read, analyze, and discuss poetry with a printable and digital poetry workbook.
Types of Poetry For Kids - Classroom Posters
A set of 9 posters examining different types of poetry.
Finding the Central Idea Worksheet
Read a short article, answer 10 comprehension questions, and use the gathered knowledge to write a central idea sentence about the text.
Elements of Poetry - Figurative Language
An activity to help students understand figurative language in poetry.
Text Features Worksheet
A worksheet to record different text features found in a piece of text.
Sensory Chart Graphic Organizer
A graphic organizer for students to use when categorizing sensory details.
Frida's Fiesta Stimulus – Task Cards
39 activity task cards based on the Frida's Fiesta Restaurant menu which is included.
Helen Keller Comprehension Passage - Tasks
Uncover facts about Helen Keller with a reading passage and worksheet pack to practice comprehension, character analysis, and sequencing.
Earthworms Everywhere - Reading Passage and Comprehension Questions
Enhance your students' comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills with this high-interest reading passage about earthworms!
Earth Watch: Drowning in Plastic - Comprehension Worksheet
Practice reading comprehension skills and learn about microplastic pollution in our oceans with a reading comprehension activity.
Finding the Main Idea in Fiction Texts Interactive Activity
Help your students easily find the main idea and support details in a fiction text with this interactive activity.
Poetry Analysis Template
A template for students to use when analyzing a poem.
Inspirational Woman Profile: Yuna Kim – Comprehension Worksheet
A comprehension task to use when learning about Yuna Kim.
Simile and Metaphor Self-Portrait Worksheet
Teach students about similes and metaphors by asking them to describe... themselves!
Story Sequencing - Template
A worksheet to use when teaching students how to sequence important events when reading.
Exploring Poetry Worksheet - Alliteration
A worksheet to help students understand alliteration in poetry.
Comprehension Task Cards - Recognizing Cause And Effect
A set of comprehension task cards to help students recognize cause and effect when reading.
Comprehension Task Cards - Summarizing
A set of comprehension task cards to help students summarize when reading.
Applying Reading Comprehension Strategies Worksheets
A collection of worksheets which enable students to practice applying reading comprehension strategies.
Sequencing Activity - Stop Polluting The Ocean (Opinion Text)
A sequencing task using an opinion text.