ereadingworksheets.com was created by Mr. Donzo Mortini.
The worksheets on this site are resources used in my classroom over the last seven years as a Chicago Public School teacher. My classes have seen huge gains in test scores over the years because I have taught directly to the skills that students are required to know. When I first got into the craft, I tried to purchase resources that I thought would be useful in my classroom, but found that few resources directly targeted the skills that I needed my students to learn: identifying figurative language, text structure, narrative perspective, author’s purpose, theme, genre and subgenre. So, I created my own resources. I teach my lessons using a projector that I bought, brought from home, and mounted on my classroom ceiling. I find that PowerPoint lessons are far superior to writing on the board or overhead projector. Not only does it save you a bunch of needless jotting, but they are reusable, easy for students to read, and allow you to keep your eyes on the classroom. With the high stakes in teaching today, I can’t afford to wait for schools to catch up on technology. I suggest that you consider doing the same. I’ve included many of the same PowerPoint presentations from my classroom, along with the worksheets that I’ve used to reinforce my students’ skills. Also, in an effort to make this site more useful to students and educators, I’ve created interactive lessons and activities to provide at-home learning opportunities or additional options for technologically savvy educators. Ultimately, I hope that you may find my resources as useful as I have, and I appreciate any comments, questions, or donations.
Tammy Field/ September 6, 2022
Thank you so much for this free site. I am a teacher from Oklahoma, and I use it quite often. The reading comprehension worksheets are a staple for me.
Michelle/ July 18, 2022
First of all, you are a gift. Your energy in creating this masterpiece is only trumped by your willingness to share it. Thank you!
Last year, I found a section that offered a curriculum guide of sorts. It was a suggested order of topics to teach throughout the year, but I am having difficulty finding it. Is it still up? If so, can you guide me to it?
Thank you so much!
Winki/ November 28, 2021
This is the best site for learning. Can’t thank you enough Mr. Morton.
Maggie Sooner/ April 28, 2021
I used the Honey Badger passage in a tutoring project. I appreciate you sharing your resources. However I am wonder who the author is for this particular passage? I need this to for my reference page. Thanks!
Mr. Morton/ September 22, 2022
I am the author of all content on this site, unless otherwise noted.
Donald E. Morton
Sandra Richardson/ December 17, 2020
I gave a quiz to my students, but I did not receive all of the scores. How can I retrieve them?
Mr. Morton/ January 16, 2021
They have to be manually submitted and entered.
Robbin/ November 15, 2020
Mr. Morton –
Thank you for these wonderful resources! I am a 1st-year Resource and Collab Reading teacher and just ran across this website – thank you for sharing all of your hard work.
The games you created look very engaging! I know this is probably a long shot but, would you happen to know if there is a way to have the computer read the text aloud in the game?
Mr. Morton/ December 7, 2020
Sadly, the way the text is rendered on the screen makes it incapable of being screenread using today’s technology. This is because the games run on an HTML5 canvas, at the text writing tools are very primitive on the canvas.
One day, maybe if HTML6 comes out, maybe canvas text will be rendered as text, and screenreading will be possible.
I look forward to such a day. Sorry for anyone affected…
Cris/ November 12, 2020
This by far, the best site for students and teachers who would love to use quality and free materials for students to learn.
Thank you so much sir for your help! I haven’t seen sites nowadays that are free. Thank you very much! Praying a hundred fold of blessing to you sir!!!
I can’t thank you enough!
Lei Yuri/ October 21, 2020
Good day, Mr. Morton!
Thank you for this helpful site! I want to ask your permission about using your worksheets from this site as a reviewer if it is possible.
Lisa Oliver/ May 18, 2020
This is an amazing site! I’ve used it for years. I am an 8th grade ELA teacher.
The majority of my students panic when it comes to taking a test. So, starting the second week of each new school year and through the end of the first semester, my students are tested using Ereading worksheets, multiple choice only. I start out by setting my timer for 20 minutes. As the time goes by, I reduce the time until we get to 10 minutes. Yes, they do protest in the beginning, but they get used to it. What I have found is that they eventually lose their jitters. Also, it gives me a an opportunity to track their growth or lack there of and monitor their use of the taught reading strategies.
During second semester, we start over with the same text, but this time they answer the Extended Responses.
This year, as a result of COVID-19, we taught virtually. All of my assignments were posted online and my students were able to complete and submit everything online. I would like to be able to assign these Ereading worksheets and have my students submit them online as well. Each year I end up with mounds and mounds of paper. My goal is to be more efficient next school year.
You did post how to upload the tests, but it did not work for me. I would greatly appreciate your assistance.
Mr. Morton/ May 18, 2020
Thank you for using my website and telling me how you use it.That’s great to know.
I’m a little confused about your request.
It seems like you are using these worksheets:
Students can save their results as a PDF and / or email them to you right from the testing unit at the end of the test.
There are buttons that they press to save / submit their work.
I always recommend that they save their work, as I never store them and sometimes there are delivery problems.
Does that make sense?
Can I help you more?
Jaspreet Kaur Narula/ July 22, 2019
Thank you for your generosity. The resources you have shared are most useful.
I have been teaching English to students from grade 3 to grade 12 for the last fifteen years now and a section of those children belong to the underprivileged families. These resources are beneficial for all my students and they certainly have made my life easier.
Elizabeth DeFusco/ April 28, 2019
Love your website! I am a tutor and do not have access to google classroom. How can I assign it to my students and see their scores?
Mr. Morton/ April 29, 2019
Google Classroom is not necessary. You just link them to the assignment, then they can print, save, or email their scores as a PDF. Best wishes!
Jennifer Pralle/ March 19, 2019
Can you see student results for the eworksheets assigned through Google Classroom? Thanks!
Mr. Morton/ March 28, 2019
There system is too opaque and cumbersome for me to figure out how to do score reporting at this time. Hopefully they will improve it over time.
Amy McDonald/ January 7, 2019
Maybe I am missing something. How do you assign these reading assignments to their Chromebooks?
This is a great website!
Mr. Morton/ January 9, 2019
Load up an activity like this:
Then click the square button with the three people on it that is located on the first slide where the title is shown.
Texas educator/ December 11, 2017
I am an instructional specialist in Texas. I support over 30 teachers and I am constantly sending them to this site. I often discourage them from spending money at TpT (no offense to anyone who has a shop there) because in my personal experience, I found that I would spend a few dollars and still not get exactly what I want/need for my kiddos. Besides, there’s way too much hype put on the fanciness of it all. I think educators, particularly those new to the profession, get too caught up in that. While your work is very simple, it is the most useful for my teachers because it gets right to the core of the skills. That’s what I value the most here. I often feel guilty downloading sometimes because like a previous commenter said, I feel like I’m “stealing” or there should be some charge for this. I said all of that to say this …
Thank you, thank you, thank you … for your time, your energy, and true dedication to helping all of us continue to educate kids and help them reach the next level.
There is definitely a special place in heaven for you. Thanks for your sacrifice.
Mr. Morton/ December 13, 2017
I value and appreciate your comments. Thank you for taking the time to write this to me. Your visits are appreciated and are never viewed as theft.
Mrs. Moyer/ June 12, 2017
I am a kindergarten teacher, and for the summer I picked up an ELA Summer Session for students who are either going back to 8th grade or they get to go to 9th grade. I want to say I love the resources that are provided along with reading levels. I have a few students who are non-readers/ELL, I can tell with your work I will be able to help all my students to succeed. Thank you!
Mr. Morton/ August 1, 2017
I’m so happy to hear it. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. I wish you and your students the greatest possible success!
Mrs. Nordwall/ April 27, 2017
I’ve never left an internet comment before, but I am compelled because I am so impressed and astounded by the quality and quantity of material that you have freely shared here. I have been teaching for ten years and still these resources are superior even to the publisher-provided resources for your simple, straightforward approach. My question is, how are you able to share so much of your hard-work without expecting anything in return? Doesn’t it ever bother you to distribute your material for free when you could easily be profiting from your labors by posting these same materials on a site like Teachers Pay Teachers? I know more than one teacher who has quit full-time in the classroom to make buckets of money from sites like that one mentioned. I’m curious of your philosophy for creating this site. There must be costs involved; how do you manage it? Regardless of the answer to that question, I am grateful for your efforts and generosity as are my students.
Mr. Morton/ April 27, 2017
Thank you for your kind words.
It still feels great to hear comments like this, even after all these years.
I generate income from the advertisements on the site.
It may not be “buckets” of money, as your former coworkers claim to be pulling in, but it keeps me motivated when the praise is slow-rolling.
Thank you again, for the kind words and for using the site.
I wish you and your students the greatest possible success.
Sandra Fuller/ November 13, 2016
Thanks! This is my first time teaching Language Arts to ELL 6th graders. I have found your website a great resource.
Joy/ February 13, 2015
I have always found teacher-created materials to be far superior to store bought ones as well. Thank you for putting this out there for educators to use for free. This is a collection of treasures that any public school teacher would greatly benefit from using!
Mr. Morton/ March 2, 2015
Thank you for saying so.
Carrie/ February 4, 2015
Wow all I can say is Wow. Thank you for sharing.
Stephanie/ October 8, 2014
I love your website, and I want you to know how much I appreciate you sharing all this wonderfulness!!! You help me be better teacher.
Mr. Morton/ October 11, 2014
Thank you for saying so.
Sarah/ November 9, 2013
Thanks so much for your efforts; I really appreciate your time, skill, and knowledge. Question – what grade level are these geared to?
Mr. Morton/ November 20, 2013
Well, most of these materials were created with my 7th and 8th grade students,
but I’ve heard of people using certain materials on this site with students grade 2 – college.
I don’t think that will help you too much,
but be sure that you read and understand the material carefully before distributing it,
and change or edit whatever you think is necessary to adapt it to your classroom.
syam/ August 18, 2013
Your worksheets are amazing, your students are lucky to have you! Thank you for sharing these resources for free!
Mr. Morton/ September 28, 2013
Thank you for saying so. Best wishes!
Heidi Short/ August 15, 2013
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I appreciate all your hard work and so does my family so that I can spend time with them instead of at school!
Mr. Morton/ September 28, 2013
I know how that goes… You are most welcome.
Leslee/ March 7, 2013
Thank you for sharing all your hard work!
You are amazing
What grade levels did you write these for?
Mr. Morton/ March 13, 2013
Well, I made them for my 7th and 8th grade students, but I imagine that you could use them in a fairly large age group. Just make sure that you preview the content before you use it with your class. If you find grammatical errors, please report them and I will fix them. If you believe any content is inappropriate for whatever reason (too difficult, too simple, too mature, etc.), feel free to modify the content for your own use. Thank you for visiting!
jdaniels/ January 11, 2013
I found this site and now have it bookmarked and feel slightly “refreshed” having additional resources to utilize. Thank you for posting this all!
Linda/ September 22, 2012
Thank you so much, Mr. Morton. Your PowerPoint presentations and worksheets directly address the needs of my students. I teach high-level English Language Learners, and your approach is greatly appreciated. You have saved me countless hours of tailor-making materials. Kudos!
Merle Faulk/ August 28, 2012
I LOVE the work that you are sharing on your site. I enjoy using “real” novel and informational text passages with my students for practice, but I just don’t have the time to create very many of them. You have really helped me with that. I wonder . . . you mention leaving comments or donations, but I don’t see a way to donate. Do you have a PayPal account set up that you could link to this site? Do you have books for sell? I’d be MORE than willing to make a purchase or donation.
Mr. Morton/ August 30, 2012
That’s really kind of you. I do accept donations. Paypal email@example.com.
Laurel Trammell/ July 25, 2012
You are very generous to share all your hard work! I’m just starting my student teaching, and hope to work in special education next year. I’d encourage you to consider packaging everything in one large download, with a table of contents and SELL this. Even if you just request a minimum donation to a “supplies fund” or “field trip fund,” you could continue to share free individual pages as you do now. This is such a valuable resource!!! I’m really impressed with how much effort you have put into this, and that you are so willing to share with other teachers. Great job! Hope I get to work with teachers like you!
Mr. Morton/ August 10, 2012
That’s kind of you to say.
Sally/ July 24, 2012
I thought I was a great teacher until I found your site. Wow! You are the BEST Mr. Morton, and now I am right up there (again) with you! Thanks so much. I will let you know what my test scores are like.
Mr. Morton/ August 10, 2012
That’s kind of you to say. I’m sure that you’re a great teacher too. Besides, creating material and properly executing it in a classroom are two different skills. 😀
April/ June 17, 2012
The most practical and AMAZING website I have ever seen as a teacher! Thank you so much for your dedication!
Mr. Morton/ June 19, 2012
That’s so kind of you to say.
Suzanne Genser/ June 3, 2012
Thank you SO much. I taught two Literacy classes to help struggling readers and writers pass the Va. Standards of Learning Test. After some of them showed they needed extra remediation, I found your site and I am SO pleasantly pleased. It really has helped. Keep it up!
Mr. Morton/ June 19, 2012
Thanks for the kind words.
Joslyn Scott/ May 8, 2012
Thank you for offering one of the best websites for teaching reading skills. Your website has saved me alot of time and unnecessay frustration.
Mr. Morton/ May 22, 2012
I’m happy to hear it. Thanks for visiting!
Joslyn Scott/ May 8, 2012
Thank you for offering one of the best websites for teaching reading skills. Your website has saved me alot of time and unnecessay frustration. Thank you again.
Shelly/ April 2, 2012
I was looking for figurative language activities and came across your website… LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing!
Rachel/ March 22, 2012
Absolutely love your site. The Power point lessons are spot on! I’ve been using the worksheets on genre with 4th and 5th graders, (we read them together). Thank you so much! I finally felt as if I didn’t have to re-invent the wheel with absolutely no budget!
leo/ March 12, 2012
What are the grade levels for the worksheets on the website?
Mr. Morton/ March 20, 2012
It’s hard to say. I haven’t really organized the information like that. Basically, these are worksheets that I’ve used with my 7th and 8th grade students. Feel free to use them “as-is” or modify them to meet your students’ needs.
Rocio/ February 1, 2012
Excellent website! I love it and use it all the time for my classroom!
Kris Parsons/ October 26, 2011
Thanks for these worksheets and lessons. I am constantly looking for material to reinforce the skills my 10th graders need to be successful in my class. These look great. I am going to use the powerpoint on text structure to review my students tomorrow. Thank you again.
Nicole/ September 25, 2011
Thanks for the site. I love it. You’re making my life easier! ! !
Nicole/ September 25, 2011
Thanks for all the hard work putting this site together, I love it!
Linda/ September 23, 2011
I’ve found your site very helpful. I would like to be able to use your material and adapt it for my elementary students. Is that allowed? As a virtual teacher, I am always looking for unique ways to present good lesson online. Thanks for producing a great resource.
Mr. Morton/ October 4, 2011
Sure, feel free to use/modify these materials for any nonprofit use.
Janita Underly/ September 21, 2011
Holy cow!!!! I love this site! Soooo helpful.
Mr. Morton/ September 22, 2011
Come back soon!
Rachel/ September 13, 2011
I just shared your website with my teacher peeps via my facebook page! Thanks for all the great stuff!
Mr. Morton/ September 13, 2011
You’re awesome, Rachel. Thanks.
Carol Wolff/ August 13, 2011
I came across your site by chance. Your worksheet are so clear and well done. I appreciate you making your hard work available for all to use. Thank you.
Mr. Morton/ August 13, 2011
Thanks, Mrs. Wolff.
Your visit is appreciated.
Melissa/ April 21, 2011
Thank you for clearing up what the IL Reading Frameworks meant by organizational patterns in fiction and nonfiction. I am a 2nd year teacher in IL and am still trying to figure out what some of the frameworks mean.
I also enjoyed your irony worksheets. It is hard to find irony worksheets. I have even tried to purchase some and have been unsuccessful.
Mr. Morton/ April 21, 2011
Those frameworks sure can be vague. To further compound problems, it seems that the ISAT test writers discarded the ISAT reading glossary on this year’s 8th grade test: using “pun” as a figurative language distractor… very “punny” indeed, ISBE. Thanks for visiting, Melissa.
Christy J/ April 18, 2011
I am thrilled with the materials here. You are very generous to offer these to teachers everywhere.
If you’re open to ideas, we’d love to see context clues, summary and inferences added if you think of something for those skills.
Mr. Morton/ April 19, 2011
Thanks for the helpful suggestions, Christy. I’ll look into creating activities to give students practice with those skills. Thanks for visiting.
Juanita Young/ March 20, 2011
Hi. Thank You Mr. Morton. I agree with Angela (previous person that posted comment). I teach high school level students with cognitive disabilities..so it is very difficult to find worksheets/ assignments that are written in a simple and direct way, but without the cute elementary pictures. My students will tell you “we are not babies”.
I’ll start with the Author’s purpose worksheets and be back for more!
Any ideas for ‘paraphrasing’ worksheets would be great too!
Mr. Morton/ March 21, 2011
Thank you for the suggestions, Ms. Young.
I’ll try to come up with something for “paraphrasing.”
Angela/ March 15, 2011
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!
I am a special ed English teacher, and I struggle finding activities that my students enjoy that teach the skills directly. My gen ed counterparts are great teachers but they do not teach in that matter so I am unable to use their materials. Your activities are a godsend for our Special Ed English Department, and our students.
Mr. Morton/ March 15, 2011
Wow! I’m honored to help. You’re appreciation is well-received.
Scott/ February 14, 2011
Not too sound like an unqualified dolt, but do you have keys for your worksheets? I used one with my students and was on the fence about a few answers myself.
Mr. Morton/ February 16, 2011
I’ve never made keys, but I’d very much like to add them. I will continue to update this site as my time allows. Thank you for your interest, and if you’re not certain of an answer, that might be a great starting point for a discussion. Thanks again.
Sondra backus/ January 25, 2011
Ifound this site by chance. They are excellent.
Mr. Morton/ January 25, 2011
Thank you kindly. Bookmark or star for updates.