Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ”I Wonder’ Statements,’ can be used to set the purpose for further learning. ‘I wonder’ statements are the burning questions that students have about a topic, and which make students want to research the topic to find the answers.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Part I’ asks students to answer questions about Jules Verne’s famous science fiction story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Part II’ asks students to answer questions about Jules Verne’s famous science fiction story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘5 W’s and How,’ helps students focus on what’s important. Students can use the double-entry journal for 5 W’s to record key information from the text and write a summary using this information.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A – Match the Picture’ asks students to write words to match pictures that start with the letter A. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of the alphabet, sound-letter relationships and word knowledge.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A – Match the Word’ asks students to identify words and pictures that start with the letter A. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of the alphabet, sound-letter relationships and word knowledge.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Baking Soda Volcano’ helps students make a baking soda volcano and asks students to answer comprehension questions about making a baking soda volcano. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to look critically at the language used in an informative and instructional text in order …More

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Boy on a Farm’ asks students to answer questions about the important work boys do on a farm. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information.

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This article, ‘A Bull Rider’s Friend’ starts with a narrative then goes on to describe the role and importance of rodeo clowns. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This text type exemplar ‘A Business Letter’ shows students how to identify the structure and genre of an informational text. It is aimed at encouraging students to identify details from the beginning, middle and end of the sample text, identifying whether this story is an example of the narrative or informational genre.

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This article, ‘A Cardboard Picture Frame’ gives instructions for making a picture frame from cardboard. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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The article, ‘A Cool Bowl of Fun’ suggests that bowling is a good summer activity and gives helpful tips. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This text, ‘A Different Point of View’ gives a brief history of the life and work of the American artist Georgia O’Keefe. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Comparing Texts
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The paired texts, ‘A Dollar a Day’ and ‘In Shape’ tell about two men who ride their bicycles to work. In the first story, Mr Davis struggles all the way; in the second story, Mr Kelly flies along in great style. They provide opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided …More

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Fancy of Hers’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which a new school teacher arrives in a small town called Granville. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Fancy of Hers Part I’ asks students to answer questions from an excerpt of Horatio Alger’s story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Fancy of Hers Part II’ asks students to answer questions from an excerpt of Horatio Alger’s story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, make predictions and draw conclusions.

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This story, ‘A Friend Comes Through’ tells how Max’s friend helps him to find a healthy recipe for his class cookbook. It includes a procedure and provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘A Furry Friend’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

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In the story, ‘A Good Deed’ a boy is called in to help his uncle out in a busy pizza restaurant. After initial problems, he proves to be a good worker. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Life for the Birds’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about the famous American artist John James Audubon. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall information and details and to draw conclusions.

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The story, ‘A Little Help from a Friend’ tells how one friend helped another to write a report about a famous American baseball player. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Little Princess Part I’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which a young girl returns to England from India with her father to attend a boarding school. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, form opinions and …More

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Little Princess Part II’ asks students to answer questions about a story in which a young girl returns to England from India with her father to attend a boarding school. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Marine Menace’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative about jellyfish. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text and to look critically at words in order to …More

Comparing Texts
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These paired texts, ‘A Mixed Family’ and ‘Whooping Cranes’ explore single-parent human and bird families through fiction and nonfiction. They provide opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A New Kind of Fun’ asks students to answer questions about a German boy who instead of playing a prank on an old man leaves money in his shoes. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

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This story, ‘A New World Record’ tells how a boy learns that fundraising for school can have different kinds of rewards. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This story, ‘A Night Under the Stars’ describes the preparation and excitement as a class explores the night sky. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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In this article, ‘A Poet’s Life’, readers learn about the life and inspirations of the Black American poet, Langston Hughes. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Preparator’ asks students to answer questions about Amy Davidson, an American preparator. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

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This fictionalised journal, ‘A Race Against Time’ tells how and why the Pony Express operated before it was replaced by the telegraph. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Raid on the Oyster Pirates Part I’ asks students to answer questions about a story about some oyster fishermen. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and draw conclusions.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Raid on the Oyster Pirates Part II’ asks students to answer questions about a story about some oyster fishermen. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Red Backpack’ asks students to answer questions about a short story, which is about a girl and her red backpack. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall details from the text.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘A Scavenger Hunt,’ develops students’ skills in sourcing and locating information from a text. It is aimed at encouraging students to activate their prior knowledge and make connections through a fun and engaging activity.

Comparing Texts
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These paired texts, ‘A Special Treasure’ and ‘A Homemade Draughtboard’ give a story and instructions to interest readers in making their own draughtboard. They provide opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Sweet Treat for Summer’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about making fruit kebabs. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall specific details from an informative and instructional text, draw conclusions, as well as to think about text organisation and text convention, such …More

Insects
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This short nonfiction text, ‘A: Ant’ provides factual information about the Ant, exploring where they live, what they eat and other interesting facts. The resource also provides a photo of the insect and guided handwriting practice that can be used to supplement the informational text.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A. A. Milne and Winnie the Pooh’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about A. A. Milne and the famous Winnie the Pooh. It is aimed at encouraging students to recall details and main ideas from an informative text.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Abraham Lincoln’s Tale’ asks students to answer questions about a tale of two wood cutters. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, make predictions and think about author purpose.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Action Plans Keep Asthma in Check’ asks students to answer questions about asthma and action plans to cope with it. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘Add the Missing Text Organiser,’ helps students understand the purpose and function of text organisers. It has students find places in a text where a text organiser would really help them to understand the text better.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Adventure of the Black Fisherman’ asks students to answer questions about an excerpt from Washington Irving’s famous story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘Advertisements’ provides opportunities for practice with reading the advertisements and answering comprehension questions.

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This content area reading learning activity, ‘Affixes and Roots,’ teaches students how to use their prior knowledge to make sense of root words, suffixes and prefixes. It is aimed at growing students’ confidence levels in understanding words and increasing reading comprehension.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘African Americans in Combat’ asks students to answer questions about how African American soldiers were often treated unfairly. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings and author purpose.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Alfred Vail and the Telegraph’ asks students to answer questions about how the telegraph was completed. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings and author purpose.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Alibi Ike’ asks students to answer questions about a story of an ace baseball player. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ asks students to answer questions about the opening passage of Lewis Carroll’s famous story. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and draw conclusions.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘Alike and Different,’ helps students compare and contrast two things. It is aimed at helping students see a visual representation of common elements.

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This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘All About Goldfish’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to look critically at words in order to ascertain their particular meaning in context. It also encourages students to recall information.

Content Area Reading
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This content area reading learning activity, ‘All Students Respond,’ helps reinforce students’ knowledge of the parts of a book. It can be used for just a few minutes each day to practice using parts of a textbook for locating information.

Figurative Language
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This figurative language worksheet ‘Alliteration and Personification’ supports students to understand and use these figures of speech. It is aimed at introducing students to the principles of imagery and provides examples and space for students to practise using alliteration and personification to help make their writing more interesting and engaging.

Comparing Texts
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The paired texts, ‘Alone in the Sky’ and ‘Twice’ describe the pioneering flights of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart as they flew between North America and Europe. They provide opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘An Account of the Still Family History’ asks students to answer questions about the life of Dr James Still. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, form opinions and think about word meanings.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘An Alarming Morning’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about a story in which a boy named Jerry has trouble waking up. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall the theme and details of a narrative story.

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This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘An Amazing Airport’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, form opinions and think about author purpose and word phrases.

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This reading comprehension activity, ‘An Evening with Mrs Garber’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about a story in which a boy gets to know an elderly woman who lives on his street. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall the theme of the narrative text, as well …More

Understanding Text
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This quick reference chart ‘Analogies’ shows students how to use this figure of speech to improve their writing. It is aimed at introducing students to the principles of comparing two pairs that have the same relationships to help students make their writing more interesting and includes an exercise for students to practise forming analogies.

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