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Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Reading comprehension refers to whether or not a student understands a text that they have read. At higher levels, comprehending a text involves making inferences and understanding implicit ideas. Some students struggle with reading comprehension. These reading comprehension worksheets should help you provide remediation to these students.

Fictional Passages

Jacob the Great Comprehension Test – Students read a short story about a kid cycling through hobbies and then answer comprehension, inferential, and literary element questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Answers


Short Stories with Questions – Here’s a huge page of classic short stories with question. Each story features an exciting twist or a valuable lesson. You’re students will love these.

Nonfiction Short Texts with Review Questions


TV
Where would American culture be without TV? Television has impacted society in profound ways. Modern streaming options may be taking over living rooms today, but TV has played a significant role in culture since its creation. Learn about its history and answer multiple-choice and long response questions in this reading test. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 1-5.
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Metal Detectors
Metal detectors aren't just for treasure hunters. Find out some of the ways that metal detectors are used in our society in this text. Then answer multiple choice and extended response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6.
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Seat Belts
Wearing your seat belt is such a simple thing, but it can save your life. Find out why in this short persuasive text, and then answer Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions. This is more great practice for standardized tests. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6.
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Tetris
There's a reason why Tetris is the most popular video game of all time. Learn about this classic game and then answer multiple-choice and long response questions in this fun and exciting reading practice test. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6
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The Coliseum
The Coliseum is one of the world's most recognizable images. Learn about its rich and interesting history and then answer multiple-choice and extended response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6.
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The Pony Express
The Pony Express was the fastest way to get mail from California to the rest of the nation in the early 1860s. The exciting nature of the enterprise has earned the Pony Express a place in American folklore. Learn about the Pony Express in this text and answer multiple-choice and extended response questions based on the passage. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6.
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Wintertime
Wintertime can be rough. Getting through the wintertime is harder on some species than on others. Learn about how different animals survive the winter and then answer multiple-choice and long response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 2-6
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Black Friday
The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. It is the most notorious shopping day of the year. Learn about this cultural phenomenon in this short text and then answer multiple-choice and long response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7.
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Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds are some of nature's most interesting creatures. Students will learn about these remarkable creatures while answering multiple-choice and extended response questions in this activity. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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The Act of Reading
This is a reading passage about reading. Isn't that meta? The passage questions why so many students work so hard to get out of reading assignments in this short persuasive piece. Of course, this activity includes multiple-choice and extended-response questions after the passage. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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Honey Badgers
Did you know that honey badgers can sleep off cobra venom? It's true. Though small in size, the honey badger is renowned for its fighting spirit. Learn how they fight off much larger animals in this reading passage. Then answer Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended response questions, so that you can run up on a standardized test like a honey badger! Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8.
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Carnivorous Plants
Plants are known for sitting still, but some plants are devious killers. Learn more about the amazing world of carnivorous plants with this short text. Then answer CCSS aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Hyperinflation
Paper money is a funny thing. The only value it really has is given to it by society. This value can change rapidly under certain conditions. Learn more about hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic (Germany) after World War I in this interesting short passage. Then answer Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8.
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Koko
Koko is one special gorilla. Not only can she communicate in sign language, but her Facebook page has more Likes than mine. Learn about this unique creature in this short nonfiction passage and then answer multiple-choice and extended-response questions. All questions are aligned with Common Core State Standards. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8.
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Worst Game Ever
E.T. for the Atari has been widely condemned as the worst game ever. Learn why while answering reading comprehension questions in this awesome nonfiction reading test. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Google
How many company names grow to become commonly used verbs? It can't be that many. Anyway, learn about one or two of them in this short reading passage and test your comprehension with Common Core aligned multiple-choice and long-response questions. This is great practice for standardized tests. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8.
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Garbage
Trash cans are amazing. You just fill them up with garbage and leave them in the corner, and then all of your trash disappears. Find out where it goes in this informative reading passage, and then answer multiple-choice and long response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9.
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Trampolines
What would the ER be like without trampolines? It wouldn't be nearly as bouncing as it is now. Learn more about the zany allure of America's favorite backyard death traps in this short reading passage. It includes Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended response questions, just to make sure that everyone is having a good time. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9.
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Asian Carp
Asian carp were imported to America to assist with a problem, but they escaped containment. Now they are threatening the Great Lakes' fishing industry. Learn more by reading this short text. Then sharpen your skills with Common Core aligned multiple-choice and long-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9.
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The Maginot Line
If you've heard the story of the Maginot Line, you know that it teaches a powerful lesson. If you haven't, now's a great time to learn about it with this short reading passage. This activity includes Common Core aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9.
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Mongooses
Mongooses are cute, furry, and known for killing deadly cobras. They are revered in India yet despised in Hawaii. Find out why in this nonfiction text. Improve your reading skills by answering multiple-choice and extended-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9.
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A Tale of Two Countries
North Korea and South Korea may have similar origins, but they have grown to become very different countries. Learn more about these interesting places by reading this short text, and then answer CCSS aligned multiple-choice and extended-response questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10.
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Kevlar
Kevlar is an interesting synthetic fiber that has woven its way into our lives. Yes, it can stop bullets, but it can do so much more too. Learn about this fascinating material while practice reading comprehension skills with this worksheet. Read the passage and answer multiple choice comprehension questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11.
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Tigers
Which would win in a fight, a tiger or a lion? Learn the answer to that question and a whole bunch more while reading this awesome nonfiction passage. Then students answers questions covering many CCSS reading skills. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11.
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Submarines
Submarines are probably older than you might think. Learn how old and other interesting tidbits in this exciting nonfiction reading passage. Then, answer CCSS aligned questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 8-12.
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The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom, America, and its historical alliance with France. Learn many interesting things about the construction of this iconic monument in this nonfiction reading passage. Then answer questions covering a variety of reading skills. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 8-12.
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Castles
Castles are cool. Where did they come from? When did people start building them? Why did they stop? Learn the answers to these questions by reading this short nonfiction passage. Then answer multiple-choice questions. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 9-13.
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Gutenberg
Read an interesting passage about Johannes Gutenberg, the man who invented the printing press with movable type, and answer a variety of comprehension questions testing reading skills. Questions cover the following skills: identifying text structure, determining main idea, locating information, recalling sequence, and making inferences. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 9-13.
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Nutritional Facts Comparison
Here's a fun activity to give students practice using functional texts. Students read and compare the nutritional information from four snack items. Then they answer fifteen questions testing their ability to comprehend these functional texts.
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Pain Reliever Comparison
Here's another fun activity to give students practice using functional texts. Students compare the directions and warnings for two different pain relievers and answer fifteen questions. This will test their ability to comprehend complex functional texts.
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2012 Election Results Map and Data Worksheet – This worksheet requires students to read a chart containing data. They then match the data to a graphic organizer, in this case a map.
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Inferences Worksheets


Inferences Worksheet 2
Here is another worksheet on making inferences. Students read the passages and answer inferential questions. Then they support their answers with evidence from the text. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7
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Inferences Worksheet 3
Here's another inference worksheet to give students practice with this challenging reading skill. Students will read the passages, answer the questions, and support their answers with textual evidence. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8.
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More Inferences Worksheets

Main Idea Worksheets


Main Idea Worksheet 1
Here is a double-sided main idea worksheet. Students read seven original nonfiction passages and summarize the main idea of each passage. Also, students must think of a title for each passage that relates to the main idea of the text. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10.
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Main Idea Worksheet 2
Here is another double-sided main idea worksheet. This worksheet features six more original nonfiction passages for your students to analyze. Students read the passages, disregard nonessential information, express the main idea, and think of a title for each passage related to the main idea. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11.
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Main Idea Worksheet 3
Here is yet another double-sided main idea worksheet. This one is themed around robots and robotic technologies. Students practice identifying main ideas and coming up with appropriate titles for each passage. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Main Idea Worksheet 4
Here is one more double-sided main idea worksheet. Students read seven passages about money and systems of exchange. They summarize each paragraph, state the main idea, and think of an appropriate title for the passage. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Main Idea Worksheet 5
Here's another great activity to help students master main idea. Learn about some of the greatest scientists in human history while reviewing main idea. Read the passages, identify the main idea, and create appropriate titles for each passage. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11.
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Common Core State Standards Related to Inferences

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 – Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

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ELA Standards: Literacy

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1 -Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 -Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1 -Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1 -Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1 -Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 -Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1 – Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

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Theme Worksheets

Theme Worksheet – Practice identifying themes in five short stories. Read each story, determine the theme, and explain the answer.
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Story Structure Worksheets


"When Gertrude Grew Great"
Students read a motivational story and identify the story structure parts: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. This activity includes a skill sheet that tests students' understanding of other reading skills as well. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8.
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"The Phone Call"
Still looking for more worksheets about story structure and plot? Here's one more! This story is about a young man who overcomes an internal problem created by negligent family member. Students read the story and then complete a reading skill sheet that includes an analysis of the narrative structure. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 3-7.
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Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheets

Main Idea and Text Structure – Six nonfiction passages where students identify the main idea, represent the text structure, and come up with an appropriate title.
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Main Idea Worksheets
Text Structure Worksheets

Common Core State Standards Related to Main Idea

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 – Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

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ELA Standards: Informational Text

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.2 – Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 – Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2 – Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 – Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2 – Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2 – Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2 – Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2 – Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2 – Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.2 – Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

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287 Comments

  1. Ms. P

     /  January 11, 2013

    Thank you very much for the extremely helpful worksheets you provide. I just wanted to let you know that on your Making Inferences worksheet #1 there is a story that is not really appropriate for students in middle school. The story tells about a wife who finds a hair clip in her bed, but it doesn’t belong to her or her daughter. It implies that the husband is cheating. I am sure that there are many other instances that could be used to have students practice inferences, without bringing this subject matter to them. Kids are already growing up too fast, and are exposed to too much, too early. Just a thought. Other than that one thing, both myself and my students are greatly benefitting from your work.

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  2. Mrs.A

     /  January 9, 2013

    Thank you SO much for this! It will benefit my students so much.

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  3. Mr. Fambro

     /  January 6, 2013

    What a wonderful resource! I found useful materials for my highschool resource class.

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  4. Mercedes Taylor

     /  November 19, 2012

    Thanks so much for sharing your work. Our district is implementing reader’s workshop and this really helps with individualizing what each student can work on.

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    • It’s always challenging having many groups of students working on many different tasks at the same time. I have a hard time believing that this is the panacea for struggling students.

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  5. Delia

     /  November 18, 2012

    Thank you so much for the valuable material you provide!

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  6. Sarah

     /  November 14, 2012

    While these worksheets are useful and I am grateful, they do contain many grammatical and spelling errors that I had to correct before using them with my students. Thank you for the good content.

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  7. This is a wonderful website. I got a lot of Reading Comprehension activities for my Grade 5 students. Keep up the good work!

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     /  November 3, 2012

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     /  November 2, 2012

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    • Thank you. You have confused my work with that of many people. This is a high compliment. Thank you for visiting.

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  10. Russell

     /  October 30, 2012

    First off, this is an excellent resource. Thanks!

    Secondly, I think there is an error on the jacob the Great test. Number 13 should be changed from “d. Jacob was influenced by a comic book” to “b. Jacob found forty-seven cents in the park.”

    Thanks!

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  11. It was a great help !
    Kindly add more covering more thinking skills

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  12. Miss Nair

     /  October 25, 2012

    Hi Mr Morton,
    Im a 1st year teacher too and I’m putting together a reading program to help year 7 and 9 students, these resources are fantastic and cover most of the areas in which they need help! Thank you so much, Miss Nair – Sydney

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     /  October 22, 2012

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     /  October 14, 2012

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     /  September 27, 2012

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     /  June 24, 2012

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  21. Danielle

     /  June 21, 2012

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  22. Very helpful resource!!!!

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     /  May 23, 2012

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     /  May 4, 2012

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     /  April 27, 2012

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     /  April 21, 2012

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  29. John Atkins

     /  April 11, 2012

    The inference sheet pertaining Ruby is somewhat innappropriate for school. The passage can be found on inference sheet 1. Lastly, the site is very useful.

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    • It certainly is controversial content, but I suppose the determination as to whether it is appropriate is subject to your environment/grade level.

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  30. Mr. Gearing

     /  April 9, 2012

    Absolutely marvelous. Thank you for sharing and for your dedication!

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  31. Will

     /  March 30, 2012

    Mr. Morton
    I’ve been working as a reading teacher/specialist for 36 years and find your materials very well developed. I have used them extensively and commend you for sharing freely your considerable labor on these projects. Know that you are making a huge educational impact world wide and elevate the teaching profession. Well done!!!
    W

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    • That’s really kind of you to say. I hope to continue adding to and improving this site for many years to come. Thanks for visiting!

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  32. Deb

     /  March 29, 2012

    Hi Mr. Morton,
    What grade level are your worksheets? I stumbled upon your site and plan to use some of the activities in my classroom.
    thank you

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    • It’s hard to say. I created them for my 7th and 8th grade students, but I’m sure they’d be appropriate for use at other levels as well. Read through any materials that you are considering using in your classroom. If you feel that vocabulary or content needs to be changed, feel free to download the RTF file and edit away in the word processor of your choice. Thanks for visiting!

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  33. Ms. Torres

     /  March 28, 2012

    Absolutely amazing! I have been searching and searching for effective resources that I can use with my middle school students and have had no luck. As a first year teacher, preparing my students for the assessment exams have been very challenging. I wish I would have found this site sooner! Thank you so much for sharing and caring. My gratitude is endless. 🙂

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  34. What a great resource! Thanks for sharing! I was linked here from http://readingminilessons.wikispaces.com/
    I clicked on the bottom of the page looking for worksheets on tone and mood that were referred to in the mood and tone mini lesson. I can’t seem to find that one here. Am I in the wrong place?

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  35. rebeccastacy

     /  March 15, 2012

    This site is such a wonderful tool. Thanks so much.

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  36. Mrs. Williams

     /  March 11, 2012

    This is perfect for my son who is struggling in reading. Thanks!

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  37. Rubenjames

     /  March 6, 2012

    You have done it, my life is easy to teach. Thank you!

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  38. Michael

     /  January 18, 2012

    Very good inferential and comprehension work. I will use some for my year nine class.

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  39. Middle school mom

     /  January 13, 2012

    Amazing, Mr. Morton! I’ve been looking for someone like you. My 6th grader is working on inferences and author’s purpose. You’ve filled the order. Many, many thanks to you!

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  40. kat

     /  January 8, 2012

    this site has been a great help …thank you

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  41. Mrs. Nash

     /  December 15, 2011

    Great resource! May I have permission to print these and instruct my teachers in text structure?

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  42. Kevin O'Donnell

     /  December 9, 2011

    I’m teaching secondary students in Burma. Your resources are excellent. Thank you.

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  43. What grade are these meant for?

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    • Mr. Morton

       /  December 14, 2011

      Hmmm… I made them for 7th and 8th grade students, but I’m no lexical expert. You can always remove or substitute challenging vocabulary words with RTF files. Thanks for visiting!

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  44. Ms. Jones

     /  October 23, 2011

    I am a first year teacher like M Pick. These skill worksheets are wonderful! They are extremely useful in my 9th grade resource room. Thank you for creating this website!

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    • Mr. Morton

       /  November 21, 2011

      Awesome. I hope your first year is going well. Thanks for visiting!

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  45. Nicole

     /  September 5, 2011

    These worksheets and Power Point activities have been perfect for my remedial reading classes. It’s the perfect quick activity for reluctant readers. My English II kids enjoyed the Irony Detectives activity as well. Thanks so much.

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  46. jessica

     /  September 2, 2011

    It is so wonderful to find a website that provides worksheets that require some critical thinking skills! We need more of these!! Please keep it up!

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  47. M Pick

     /  May 10, 2011

    As a first year teacher, it has been difficult for me to create worksheets that are effective and easy to understand. The resources on this website have been a tremendous help! Thank you!

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    • Mr. Morton

       /  May 11, 2011

      I remember my first year teaching (with a tinge of pain), and I’m happy to help.

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      • Farrell

         /  January 22, 2013

        I am also a novice, and this website is helping me tremendously. Thank you.

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  48. Oliver Brown

     /  April 7, 2011

    As a teacher in California, this is great stuff. Very closely matches our ELA standards.

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    • Mr. Morton

       /  April 7, 2011

      That’s excellent. I hope one day for national reading standards. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  49. Ms. Madison

     /  March 16, 2011

    This is one of the best sites that I’ve come across this year. Please add more reading comprehension passages that require higher order thinking skills. 🙂

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  50. Lynda Hall

     /  March 11, 2011

    Simply awesome…TEKS/TAKS covered throughly.

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    • Mr. Morton

       /  March 11, 2011

      Pleased to hear it. I’d love to expand this section of the website over the next few months.

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