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Reading Response Forms

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Give your early middle school students the tools to demonstrate their understanding and to share their thinking about the literature that they have read. Our Reading Response Forms are flexible, open ended, written to grade and can be used in conjunction with all varieties of literature. Each worksheet focuses on one of the following skills based on Bloom’s Taxonomy including: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, and creating. You can also use this material to supplement your present reading program or to use for independent student work. Also included is a detailed implementation guide, student assessment rubric, word puzzles and comprehension quiz. The six color graphic organizers will assist the introduction of the skill focus and in guiding your students through the thought process to complete an introductory sheet. Learn More

Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: This story is based on a mischievous boy named Max, who dresses up in a wolf suit and does things he shouldn't. His mom gets upset and calls him a Wild Thing! Max retaliates by screaming back to his mom, "I'll eat you up!" From within his imagination, Max's room goes from forest to ocean with Max inside the little boat where he comes up to the land of Wild Things. Max becomes lonely and he smells good things to eat. Wanting to be with someone who loved him best of all, he leaves the land of Wild Things. He comes back to his own room where he finds his supper, still hot, waiting for him. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Cricket in Times Square (George Selden)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Cricket in Times Square is the Newbery Honor-winning story of a cricket who finds himself taken away from his country home and dropped right in the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket enjoys his home in Connecticut; however, one day he is brought to the city and immediately misses home. While in Times Square, Chester meets Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat, who quickly become friends with the musical insect. Chester is also adopted by Mario, a young boy who's family runs a small newspaper stand in the station. Throughout the story, Chester finds himself amidst many obstacles and struggling to prove he belongs in the big city. The Cricket in Times Square is a wonderful story about friendship and belonging. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Summer of the Swans (Betsy Byars)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A classic coming of age story of fourteen year old, Sara, who lives in a small town in West Virginia. This Newbery Medal winner story centers on Sara and her troubled relationship with her remote father, her perfect older sister, and Joe Melby, a boy from school. All of these problems are quickly placed on the backburner when Charlie, her mentally disabled brother, wanders out of the house in the middle of the night and goes missing. While resolving this serious crisis, Sara discovers a great deal of herself, and when she and Joe find Charlie safe and sound, she comes to grips with the knowledge that she is comfortable with who she is and who she is becoming. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Romeo & Juliet (William Shakespeare)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: William Shakespeare’s timeless tragic tale of two doomed young lovers caught between feuding families. The two young people fall in love and are secretly married. When Romeo kills Juliet’s kinsmen in a duel, he is banished and forced to live in exile. Distraught, Juliet formulates a plan to bring Romeo back by drinking a substance that renders her into a death-like state for several hours. Her family, assuming she is dead, lays Juliet to rest in the family vault. Romeo, also believing Juliet is dead, drinks poison and dies. Juliet recovers, sees Romeo dead beside her, and stabs herself to death. Both the Capulet and Montague families arrive at the tomb and are devastated, however as a result of the tragedy they reconcile. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Sight & Picture Words Big Book

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All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Increase sight word recognition, vocabulary and comprehension as you help your students identify 130 sight words and 120 common nouns using real life pictures as an aid. Picture associations will aid young readers in developing anchor words to increase their oral and written language. Sight words are words that must become automatically recognized by the reader because they are often not pronounced or spelled in regular ways. We also include the 100 high-frequency words that make almost 50 percent of everything that we read as adults, because having a bank of high frequency words is essential to building fluent reading skills. Reproducible worksheets include: mixed up words, boxed words, writing, cloze sentences, stories and puzzles. Color graphic organizers and a comprehension quiz are also included. Learn More

Charlotte's Web (E.B. White)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: Charlotte’s Web is a magical story about childhood, friendship, and loyalty. An eight-year-old girl named Fern saves the life of a newborn piglet named Wilbur and the adventure begins. Soon, Wilbur and the other animals in the barn cellar are a great part of Fern’s life. Wilbur notices that everyone in the barn is busy except him. He becomes lonely and sad. A sweet voice comes out of the darkness of the barn cellar and says, “I’ll be a friend to you.” The voice belongs to a small gray spider named Charlotte A. Cavatica. Charlotte turns out to be a wonderful friend. She listens to Wilbur and enjoys his child-like ways. Soon he finds out what might happen to him when the cold weather comes. Charlotte promises to find a way to save his life. Through the wondrous writings in her web, Charlotte does save Wilbur’s life. And because he is her true friend, Wilbur saves Charlotte’s future. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

Number the Stars (Lois Lowry)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A STORY of wilderness survival in 18th Century Maine about a young boy who is caught between two worlds. Shortly after Matt and his father finish building a cabin on their new settlement, Matt finds himself alone in the Maine wilderness with his nearest neighbor several miles away. With his father returning to civilization to get their family, Matt’s adventures begin. Matt is stung nearly to death by a swarm of bees, but manages to survive with the help of two local Natives, Attean and his grandfather, Saknis. As the summer progresses, the two boys have a number of adventures together, including killing an angry bear. In autumn, Matt is rejoined with his parents just after the snow flies. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The View From Saturday (E.L. Konigsburg)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The View From Saturday is a Newbery Medal winning story about four gifted students and their life-altering journeys. Noah, Nadia, Ethan and Julian make up the four members of The Souls, a group of 6th grade students competing in the Academic Bowl. Led by Mrs. Olinski, their teacher who has become a paraplegic after a serious car crash, the group must face challenges that will shape their lives as they move through the competition. The story progresses through different perspectives given from each of the four members of The Souls. Each story, told in the first-person, describes an event that relates to a question they were asked in the Academic Bowl finals. Will The Souls successfully rise through the ranks to become state champions? All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)

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In this Common Core State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: The Old Man and the Sea is a Pulitzer Prize winning story about an old fisherman and his battle with a giant marlin. Santiago, an old Cuban fisherman, has gone 84 days without catching a single fish. Hoping to end his unlucky streak, Santiago decides to sail out deep into the Gulf to fish. A few hours pass until a large marlin takes his bait. The marlin proves a worthy match for Santiago, as he struggles to keep the fish on the line. Two days and two nights pass, but the battle rages on. Santiago begins to feel appreciation for the fish, believing that no one will be worthy of eating him. On the third day, and with two exhausted parties, the battle is won. The Old Man and the Sea is a classic tale of one man's struggle with nature. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn More

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