I spent much of my time as an educator creating materials to effectively target essential reading skills. I spent many more years compiling and posting these materials to this website.
Here is a list of all the worksheet pages on this website. These materials are aligned to Common Core State Standards when possible, and I have included the standards on the bottom of each page to help you with your lesson planning. Being a teacher is one of the hardest jobs in the world, but it is also one of the most necessary. I hope that these materials help make your job a little bit easier and allow you to give more of your limited time and attention to your students.
Feel free to leave a comment or email me directly with any questions, concerns, or feedbacks.
Lisa/ June 10, 2022
I just wanted to join the long list of users saying “thank you!”. I absolutely love the span of grades/ages for your short stories. It really helps me be able to find appropriate material so that I can modify the curriculum to best fit the needs of my students.
You are greatly appreciated!
Dr. Maria Elena Tan-Llanos, Ed.D/ May 30, 2022
The BEST WEBSITEComlared to the hundreds of websites on TEACHING wwhich I have visited in my 45 years of teaching GRAMMAR, LITERATURE, READING+WRITING, RESEÀRCH, SPEECH+DRAMA, CREATIVE WRITING, COMPOSITION WRITING, TEACHING POETRY, SHAKESPEARE, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, LETTER WRITING, CRITICAL ANALYSIS + OTHER MINOR SUBJECTS IN MY FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION. The people behind in the productions of ALL knowledge-ànd-researched bàsed information shared þo ALL readers professionals, and most of ALL to the TEACHING WORLD are EXEMPLARS that will be used in all in the ACADEMIC for all time..CONGRATULATIONS! God Bless.✍
S.Samarasinha/ February 7, 2022
Very helpful resource. Thank you .
Ahmad Sameer/ October 13, 2019
you are a real educator,
Thanks a lot
Vanessa Kibirige/ February 18, 2019
Thank you so much for these resources. They have been very helpful in helping me teach english so much better and in a much easier way. You are very gracious in putting this out free. GOD bless you!
Deb/ February 9, 2019
Thank you! I’m 62 years old and going back to college. I hadn’t realized how degraded my comprehension and conceptualization skills had become. Your materials are so very helpful! Thank you!
Diana Yates/ January 24, 2019
Hello! These are absolutely fantastic!! Is there a tricky way to print a large group of them? I would love to have all of the Reading worksheets. This is just a wonderful resource.
Mr. Morton/ January 24, 2019
Hmm… I can’t really think of a way to do that right now.
What I could do is upload them to Amazon and they could print and mail them to users on demand in books that would cost 10 or 15 bucks. Would that be worth it to you or would it be preferable to just continue browsing the current way?
Mr. Morton/ January 24, 2019
Also, I think a lot of visitors are afraid that I’m going to lock all the content down suddenly or something to squeeze them for dollars. I am strongly committed to never doing this.
WB/ February 11, 2019
Thank you! This is a wonderful resource. Your hard work putting this together is very much appreciated.
Lisa Yau/ January 3, 2019
I just want to add another “THANK YOU” to your list of comments. You demonstrated such intelligence and rigor in the design of your worksheets, powerpoints, games and so much more.
I especially love the session on teaching figurative language with poetry. I am currently in the progress of creating a curriculum unit using modern poetry through a special teacher program. I will definitely be citing your website as a great resource.
Again thank you for making this incredible website FREE for teachers.
5th Grade Teacher, Philadelphia
Mr. Morton/ January 3, 2019
Thank you for the kind words. It means a lot to me.
Mariam Raza/ December 25, 2018
Dear Mr Morton,
Thank you very much for these incredible resources, I found these exercise very useful and so do most of my other friends. There are many different resources that can improve our general knowledge and also can improve our English. Once again thanks a lot for building these fantastic helpful resources.
Linda H/ November 30, 2018
Thank you so much! These questions are very well-crafted and very much in a line with not only common core but my state reading test.
Mr. Morton/ November 30, 2018
That’s awesome. In which state do you teach?
Beverley Webster-G/ November 15, 2018
This is an amazing resource! Thank you so much for sharing it! I am sure I shall use it frequently.
Jane/ November 12, 2018
Dear Mr. Morton,
Thank you so much for the time and effort you’ve put into creating, categorizing and uploading these worksheets. Not to mention the effort you’ve put into this great website. Your commitment to education is obvious. Thank you for being one of those teachers that students will thank later.
Mr. Morton/ November 13, 2018
That is so kind of you to say. Thank you for visiting my website and taking the time to comment.
Katherine McCarty/ November 2, 2018
Thanks for the free resources. I can only imagine the hours spent on this. I am in need of good quality comprehension reading selections and am thankful to have come across your site.
Mr. Morton/ January 24, 2019
Ah, it was nothing.
Thanks for visiting!
You’re the real hero.
Sankar/ November 2, 2018
beautiful work sheets, good one
keep it up
K.Silman/ October 28, 2018
Thank you for this unbelievable resource! This has saved me so much time, energy and money that I cannot thank you enough! I have shared this around with my fellow SpEd resource teachers at the high school level to use these for our reading comprehension probes when Progress monitoring comes around!
Either way, THANK YOU for dedicating so much time, energy and efforts to building this impeccable resource!
Mr. Morton/ November 2, 2018
Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment.
Carmona/ September 18, 2018
This is great