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.

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.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Biography: Harriet Tubman’ encourages students to understand similarities and differences within and among literary works from various genres and cultures. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Text Elements
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This text elements exemplar ‘A Bundle of Sticks’ shows students how to identify the story’s central idea and supporting details. It is aimed at introducing students to the principles of deconstructing texts in order to gain a deeper understanding of their purpose.

Text Type
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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.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Carousel of Dreams’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about a new carousel in New York City.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Cereal Shake-up’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about cereal companies and costs in America.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Cereal Shake-up’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about cereal companies and costs in America.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 9

This reading comprehension activity ‘A Chance to Learn’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about educating girls in third world countries.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 8

This content area reading activity, ‘A Cheesy Story’ is a maths based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to use headings to divide their writing into sections.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity ‘A Communist Party!’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the Communist party in China.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘A Community of Helpers’ encourages students to relate elements of the story to personal experiences. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 6 readers.

Questioning and Predicting
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This questioning and predicting worksheet ‘A Costume Party’ supports students to predict the outcome of a narrative text. It is aimed at encouraging students to write about what will happen next based on the clues provided in the story, and provides questions to help them map out their ideas. It also asks students questions to …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Daring Feat’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative about magic tricks. It is aimed at encouraging students to recall specific details from the text as well as draw conclusions about the text as a whole in order to answer questions about it. Answer sheet provided with …More

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 5

This content area reading activity, ‘A Day at the Zoo’ is an English based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to recognise and understand schedules and to recognise compound words.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘A Diary Filled with Facts and Opinions’ asks students to read diary entries and differentiate facts and opinions in the text.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Dream Come True’ is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students answer comprehension questions on a text about playgrounds for disabled kids.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Dream Come True’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about special playgrounds for disabled children.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Figure Skating Controversy’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about controversial judging in this Winter Olympics event. 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, to …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Garden Visitor’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about chipmunks. 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 …More

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘A Giant Panda Makes His Mark On Baseball’ is about how champion baseball player Pablo Sandoval got his nickname.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Great Sea Rescue’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about two ships that collided in New York Harbour. 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, …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 7

This reading comprehension activity ‘A Healthy Rise in Vaccinations’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about vaccination rates in America.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Land of Their Own’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about a new territory in Canada.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Letter to the White House’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about a letter that Kayla Low wrote to the President on the environment.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity ‘A Long Walk to Protect Bison’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about protecting bison in Yellowstone National Park.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Long Way from Home’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about homing pigeons. 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, to look critically at words …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Lucky Brake’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to read a story and answer comprehension questions about a boy who stopped his school bus from crashing.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Lucky Brake’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Larry Champagne, a school student who saved a bus from an accident.

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

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity ‘A Million Butterflies’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about a Jewish boy, Pavel, who wrote a poem during the Holocaust.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Native American Museum’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about a new Native American museum in Washington, D.C.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A New Dinosaur Pair’ is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students to read a story and answer comprehension questions on a text about dinosaur bones found in Utah.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A New Dinosaur Pair’, is available at two different reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction. It asks students answer comprehension questions on a text about a scientist discovering dinosaur bones.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Paiute Princess’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins. 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, to look critically at words in …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Picture-Perfect Job’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about Ryan Schick, a young photographer.

Predicting Text
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This predicting text worksheet ‘A Presidential Odyssey’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt. 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, to look critically at …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity ‘A Real Pain in the Neck’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about the weight of students’ backpacks .

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 5

This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Safety Net for Salmon’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about pacific salmon in the ocean.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 2

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.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Series of Atypical Events’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about a party and skiing accident. 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, to look …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Sixth Great Lake’, asks students to answer comprehension questions about the five Great Lakes in America.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 8

This reading comprehension activity ‘A Special Delivery’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about newborn platypuses.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, A Spooky Friend’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about bats.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, A Spooky Friend’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about bats.

Understanding Text
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This understanding text exemplar ‘A Story About Moses’ Birthday’ supports students to use various strategies to find the implicit and explicit meaning of a narrative text. It encourages students to ask questions to find the directly stated meaning of the story, then to find the deeper, not-directly stated meaning of the story.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Survivor’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative about an injured dog. 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 …More

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 9

This reading comprehension activity ‘A Sweet Deal’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about soft drinks machines in schools.

Content Area Reading
No. of pages: 5

This content area reading activity, ‘A Toothpaste That Repairs Cavities’ is a science based reading comprehension exercise encouraging students to recognise prefixes and suffixes and to understand the nature of a summary.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 4

This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Very Cool Hotel’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about a hotel made of ice in Sweden.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Very Cool Hotel’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about an ice hotel in Sweden.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A War Against Land Mines’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about banning land mines.

Writing
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This graphic organiser, ‘A Web of Animal Information’ supports students in planning writing by brainstorming animals that could be used in informational writing.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking
No. of pages: 9

This reading comprehension activity, ‘Accident Prone’, asks students to answer comprehension questions on a text about a school cross country race.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Accidents Happen’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about a disastrous night out. 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, to examine how the text, as …More

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.

Reading
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This reading activity, ‘Adjectives’ provides opportunities for practice with using adjectives to describe nouns.

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

Content Area Reading
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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.

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Africanised “Killer” Bees’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about these dangerous bees. 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, to look critically at words, as …More

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