# Free Teaching Resources

To supplement students’ online work in Reading Plus, printable skill building materials are freely available to educators. These materials can be used in conjunction with online Reading Plus lessons, or as standalone resources to support student growth.

#### Teaching Resources Guides

## Resources Grouped by Comprehension Standard:

Click on each standard below to view and download comprehension skill-building resources.

#### 1: Close Reading

#### Identifying Explicit Details

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete Instructional Packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

- Complete Instructional Packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

#### Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete Instructional Packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

#### 2: Main Idea and Themes

#### Determining Main Idea

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete Instructional Packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 4
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

- Complete Instructional Packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

#### Summarizing

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete Instructional Packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

#### 3: Interaction of Ideas

#### Predicting Outcomes

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete Instructional Packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

- Complete Instructional Packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

#### Analyzing Setting, Plot, and Character

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete Instructional Packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

- Complete Instructional Packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

#### Analyzing Cause and Effect

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete Instructional Packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

#### 4: Use of Language

#### Interpreting Word Meaning

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 4
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts, Figurative Language
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts, Definitions
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 4
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts, Figurative Language
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts, Definitions
- Graphic Organizer

#### Interpreting Analogies

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

#### Visualizing

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

#### 5: Structure

#### Examining Text Structure

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

#### Examining Sequence of Events

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

#### Examining Genre

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

#### 6: Point of View

#### Recognizing Author’s Purpose

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 4
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

#### Recognizing Persuasive Devices

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

#### Recognizing Mood and Tone

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

#### 7: Imaging Scaffolds

#### Interpreting Images

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

#### 8: Reasoning and Rhetoric

#### Judging Validity

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

#### Reasoning

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

#### 9: Comparative Reading

#### Comparing, Contrasting, and Integrating

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 3
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

#### Classifying

**Basic (for students reading between a 2nd and 5th grade level)**

- Complete instructional packet
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 1
- Skill Practice Worksheet, Lesson 2
- Skill-Based Writing Prompts
- Graphic Organizer

**Intermediate (for students reading at a 6th grade level or higher)**

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