About Me

donald e. mortonMr. Donald Morton+ is a prolific online reading, language arts, and teaching enthusiast. Holding a B.A. in English from Northern Illinois University and an M.A. in Literature from Northeastern Illinois University, Mr. Morton has been immersed in the higher study of the reading and language arts for the last decade.

Perhaps his more practical experience was acquired during his tenure in Chicago Public Schools (continuing presently), where Mr. Morton has been teaching reading, writing, and language arts to students in areas of high need since 2005. With an unwavering pattern of student growth according to ISAT reading assessments, Mr. Morton can document the efficacy of his methods.

In the winter of 2010-2011, Mr. Morton began sharing his unique resources with teachers, parents, and students via this website: ereadingworksheets.com.  The site has received an overwhelmingly positive response from those who have managed to find it.  As the site continues to grow in popularity, Mr. Morton remains committed to improving the overall quality of the site and expanding available resources, as well as offering unrestricted access to everyone free of charge.

Also, Mr. Morton has made some online reading video games. He is working on making more of these games and making them compatible with touch screen devices as well as expanding the online practice content on this site.

You may contact Mr. Donald E. Morton at mortonteaches@gmail.com

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  1. Bennett

     /  November 30, 2022

    yo, have u added the car game yet?

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    • It’s really close to being done…
      I hope to complete it and post it by the end of the month.

      I want to make three more tracks.
      Thank you for playing!

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  2. Isabel

     /  October 18, 2022

    Thank you so much for your wonderful worksheets. They are a blessing and a great tool for me as a teacher. My students love them too!

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  3. Edward

     /  September 17, 2022

    Thank you very much for all the wonderful resources. They are priceless for us here in the country which has very limited resources for learning English.

    Thank you very much.

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  4. Sierra

     /  August 13, 2022

    Thank you so much for providing this website. It is amazing!

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  5. Shazia Shah UK

     /  April 22, 2022

    Amazing website with so many free resources – this has been invaluable teaching my daugher. Thank you so much!

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  6. Mr. Brochu

     /  March 23, 2022

    This site has helped support the success and wrap-around practice for students within each of my English classes. Thank you tremendously for putting this site together!!!

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  7. Silvija

     /  February 11, 2022

    I just stumbled onto this site and am so grateful that I did. As an EA in Canada, this is one of my go to resources! Thank you.

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  8. Happy

     /  January 21, 2022

    You are so kind and generous, Mr. Donald E. Morton. An amazing human being. God bless you.

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  9. Htet Htet Aung

     /  December 26, 2021

    Hello, Mr Morton
    Thank you for these worksheets. They are very useful and incredible for me. It is very knowledgeable and I am very proud of you. I want to learn many things from you.
    Amazing and I don’t know how to express my saying thanks.

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  10. Zeeshan Khan

     /  December 26, 2021

    Nice to know about you, Mr. Morton.

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  11. Sofia Champion

     /  December 24, 2020

    Wonderful site. Covid lockdown of everything has resulted in my searching for materials. I am delighted. I teach beginning with a writing genre. Then, I select the grammar and mechanics that lend themselves to each genre. That sets my unit plan. This way students learn English and apply it into their own writing. It helps them remember grammar and mechanics because they call up their writing and all the background comes with it. I blend in reading examples. I appreciate your site because it has so much to offer in practice. The amount of practice is great for ESL.

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  12. Steve Friesen

     /  December 1, 2020

    Please tell me that your name (and your cat!) is from the old School House Rocks grammar videos! Classic!
    Oh! And thanks for the topic suggestion for my English students.

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  13. RACHEL A KUMAR

     /  November 28, 2020

    thank you for all these wonderful resources. They are a godsend. Stay blessed.

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  14. Julia Richter

     /  November 23, 2020

    Finally found you!
    Thanks and greetings from Germany.
    We need a site like this for German, too!

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  15. Cho Chambers

     /  November 20, 2020

    Mr. Morton,

    Thank you for sharing your expertise. I am a speech-language pathologist working with middle schoolers having difficulty with listening comprehension and narratives. Your site is really very helpful to me and my students.

    More power!

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  16. Pat

     /  October 31, 2020

    Wow! I am in the UK and helping to prepare our child for an English exam. I have found these just at the right time! A hidden gem, they are.

    Thank you so much and God bless you.

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  17. Khaled

     /  September 21, 2020

    Dear Mr. Morton, I am so glad I found your site. I have found so many great English resources here which has helped me in my teaching. Keep up the awesome work. Your are making a difference to many teachers.

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  18. Rebecca

     /  September 3, 2020

    Thank you for providing all these resources free of charge. I will be using your reading comprehension exercises as part of my homeschool ELA curriculum this year.

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  19. Donna

     /  May 27, 2020

    You have provided a plethora of information for teaching Language Arts and Reading, and all of it is so easily accessible!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  20. Brenda

     /  May 14, 2020

    I feel so blessed to have come across your site. Your resources are very helpful to both the students and me.

    I am amazed that all these resources are provided for free as well. We need more people like you who can share their wealth of knowledge in such a way. Thank you so much Mr. Morton.

    God bless you.

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  21. Maya

     /  May 1, 2020

    OMG, your website is such a precious hidden gems! I wish I found it few years ago when my kid was in 1st grade so I could mold her writing & reading skills.

    thank you very very very much for sharing your knowledge & skills. From the way you organize the content/topics, I can see that you are a genius yet generous gentleman!!

    this website is sooo useful for my kid and me as a parent during Covid-19 quarantine period.
    Thanks again!

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  22. Typ1ngR08OT

     /  April 15, 2020

    What does the blue ring do in super grammar ninja? I’ve bought it, but it doesn’t seem to do anything. Can you tell me what it does?

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    • It reduces the amount of damage that you take by half. I pretty much copied it from the original Legend of Zelda. You should check that one out. It is one of the best games of all time.

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  23. Trudy Tolentino

     /  February 26, 2020

    This morning i was blessed, I was able to find your website by a hit of luck. My name is Trudy I’m a teacher working with high school students.
    I will try to practice as much as I can the games. My students are goling to love it.
    Thank you so much Mr. Morton.
    I live in Lima – Peru

    Trudy

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  24. Mary

     /  November 18, 2019

    it’s one of the best sites that I have visited. Thank you so much, sir! Is there any possible way to know about your personal information? like a short bio? I would like to add it in my book. I actually copied most of your worksheets.

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  25. Jen Loomis

     /  October 13, 2019

    Thank you so much, Mr. Morton! I teach mostly honors students but still have several who have fallen through the cracks and need a lot of help in the area of craft and structure. I can’t even begin to imagine how much time I’m saving not having to look up multiple examples of each type of text structure for my kids to practice with. I greatly appreciate your generosity!

    Jen Loomis

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  26. B. Hernandez

     /  September 4, 2019

    Dear Sir, Thank you thank you thank you.
    I teach multilevel high school English language learners and have to reiterate what others have posted here. Your work is great and is really appreciated by students and teachers alike. Thanks. You’re the best.

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  27. Abbie Franks

     /  August 13, 2019

    Mr. Morton:

    Thank you so much for this resource. I’m a high school English teacher, and these worksheets and tests will be great for grammar review in my classes this year. What a time saver!

    With Much Appreciation,

    Abbie Franks

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  28. anonymous

     /  June 13, 2019

    Thank you for this website. I just found this as I was searching for something that my kids can practice to improve their reading comprehension. I hope my kids take this seriously and they work on it.
    Thank you again.

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  29. Kia Rogers

     /  February 23, 2019

    Mr. Morton you are really the man. I’m an online ESL teacher and your worksheets are invaluable. Keep up the amazing work, thank you for all of this.

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  30. Samira

     /  October 9, 2018

    Hi M. Morton,
    Thanks so much for you generosity. I’m a mom of a grade 7 student. She is a french school. But still as we live in Canada, I want her to master the nuances of the language. Especially that we don’t speak English at home. The kids are polyglote. Your Website is perfect, thanks a ton.

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  31. Ms. Jordan LeBlanc

     /  August 31, 2017

    THANK YOU for your help, resources, lesson plans, explanations, and reasons you teach the way you do and how it all comes together perfectly!

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  32. Andruw Ingram

     /  March 7, 2017

    Awesome site This gave me some really awesome ideas.

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  33. Anh Ha

     /  February 26, 2017

    Hello Mr. Morton,
    Thank you so much for making your teachings available to everyone for free. I’m a mom of a 4th grader who needs help with making inferences in reading and I’m so glad and blessed to find out your generous website. What you do is greatly admired by many!

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    • Your words touch me. Thank you for the support. It sounds like you are doing a fantastic job. I wish you the best.

      Reply
  34. hasna

     /  December 24, 2016

    hi mr morton plz can u help me in choosing an interisting topic by the way im a student in english literature departement

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  35. Jaime Wright

     /  October 11, 2016

    Hi. I love this site and I have been with you for years!

    I am an Adult Education Teacher and it is difficult to find lower level reading worksheets written in a way that is not insulting to adult learners.

    The content here is appropriate for my students from my lowest level readers all the through to the advanced.

    Thank you for this! Please, keep up the fantastic work!!!

    Reply

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