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Act Your Age
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1.5 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a story and answer questions about the text. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Aly's Discovery
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Rating
4.0 stars
Overview:

Jacqueline Adams has written for Highlights. In this short story, a young girl struggles with loneliness and boredom after she moves to a new home. As students read, they take notes on the different things that Aly does to fight off her boredom.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Jacqueline Adams
Date Added:
04/04/2015
Arriving at Emerald City
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Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919), also known as L. Frank Baum, was an American author, best known for his children’s books. Baum is the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote 14 novels in the Oz series. In this excerpt from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her friends arrive at the Emerald City. As students read, they take notes on how the Great Oz is described to Dorothy and her friends.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
L. Frank Baum
Date Added:
04/04/1900
Athena and the Dandelions
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Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a story and answer questions about the text. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Athena and the Dandelions
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CC BY
Rating
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In this short story, a girl and her family collect dandelions for a Greek dinner. As students read, they take notes about how Athena feels about the dandelions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Leeann Zouras
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Athena and the Dandelions
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Educational Use
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Overview:

Leeann Zouras has written for Highlights. In this short story, a girl and her family collect dandelions for a Greek dinner. As students read, they take notes about how Athena feels about the dandelions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Leeann Zouras
Date Added:
04/04/2017
Baseball's Girl Umpire
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, Glenna Marra tells the story of Amanda Clement, the first woman who was paid to umpire a baseball game. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
The Biggest Little Artist in the World
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In this informational text, LeeAnn Blankenship discusses the success of Willard Wigan, a famous artist who creates sculptures that can only be seen using a microscope. As students read, they take notes on why Willard creates tiny art.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
LeeAnn Blankenship
Date Added:
04/04/2016
The Biggest Little Artist in the World
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
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Overview:

In this informational text, LeeAnn Blankenship discusses the success of Willard Wigan, a famous artist who creates sculptures that can only be seen using a microscope. As students read, they take notes on why Willard creates tiny art.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
LeeAnn Blankenship
Date Added:
04/04/2018
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
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Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a fable by Aesop who was a storyteller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
The CaveThat Talked
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Jyoti Singh Visvanath has written for Highlights. In this retelling of a fable from India, a lion waits in a cave to eat a jackal. As students read, they take notes on the jackal’s actions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Jyoti Singh Visvanath
Date Added:
04/04/2004
The Champion Of the Quiet
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Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a story and answer questions about the text. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
The Champion of Quiet
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a story and answer questions about the text. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Cheese for Dinner
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

In this retelling of the fable, “Cheese for Dinner,” a coyote hunts a rabbit. As students read, they take notes on the rabbit's actions towards the coyote.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Judy Goldman
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Cheese for Dinner
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Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a story and answer questions about the text. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Cobra Kite
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, Gunnell describes watching kite fighting as a young girl. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Common Lit Free Fiction and Nonfiction Texts
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Rating
5.0 stars
Overview:

Common Lit is a searchable collection of free fiction and nonfiction texts searchable by thematic connection, subject, discussion questions or text. Please note in order to access the entire site you will need to create a free account.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Common Lit
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Dancing Toward Dreams
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theater. In 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to hold the highest-ranking ballet position at the dance company. In this informational text, Sara Matson discusses Copeland’s journey to success. As students read, they take notes on the challenges that Misty Copeland has faced as a ballet dancer.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Sara Matson
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Dancing Toward Dreams
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theater. In 2015, Copeland became the first African American woman to hold the highest-ranking ballet position at the dance company. In this informational text, Sara Matson discusses Copeland’s journey to success. As students read, they take notes on the challenges that Misty Copeland has faced as a ballet dancer.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Sara Matson
Date Added:
04/04/2016
Do What You Can
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a story and answer questions about the text. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Do What You Can
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Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (1875-1961) was a principal of an elementary school and wrote stories for her students. In this retelling of an old fable, one raindrop wishes to help a farmer water his crops. As students read, they take notes on what happens after the raindrop decides to help the farmer.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Date Added:
04/04/1906
Dragonfly
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a poem and answer questions about the text. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Earth Day Birthday
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

In this short story, a girl celebrates her birthday on Earth Day. As students read, they take notes on how April feels about celebrating Earth Day on her birthday.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Jody Jenson Shaffer
Date Added:
04/04/2018
Earth Day Birthday
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a story and answer questions about the text. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Emergency on the Mountain
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a story and answer questions about the text. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Everella's Wand
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a story and answer questions about the text. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Excerpt from "Inuit"
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0.0 stars
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The Inuit are a group of people who have lived in the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada, and Alaska for over a thousand years. In this excerpt from “Inuit,” Carol White describes the Inuit people’s way of life. As students read, they take
notes on how the Inuit survive in their cold environment.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Carol White
Date Added:
04/04/2013
The First Flag
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read about the possible events of Betsy Ross’s creation of the first American flag from the perspective of a fellow seamstress. As studnets read, they take notes on the narrator’s perspective, and how her perspective impacts her feelings about the Revolutionary War.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Fun and Games
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read about the different games that Native American children played. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Getting Even
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a story and answer questions about the text. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
The Gift of the Magi
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students read a story and answer questions about the text. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
Home Sweet Home
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Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

The houses that Native American tribes constructed hundreds of years ago looked a lot different than the houses we’re familiar with today. In this informational text, Sarah J. Bell describes the different houses that Native Americans built. As studentsread, they take notes on how the environment affected the type of house Native Americans built.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Sarah J. Bell
Date Added:
04/04/2005
How Pixar Tells A Story
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Educational Use
Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students learn about the types of stories that Pixar tells. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
CommonLit
Date Added:
04/23/2019
How Pixar Tells a Story
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

In this informational text, Rachel Slivnick discusses the types of stories that Pixar tells. As students read, they take notes on what all Pixar films have in common.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Rachel Slivnick
Date Added:
04/04/2018
How Salt Shook An Empire
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Educational Use
Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatmas Gandhi, was an Indian activist and leader in the Indian independence movement against the British rule in India. In this informational text, Sara Wilson Etienne discusses Gandhi’s march to the sea to protest a law put in place by the British Empire. As students read, they take notes on how Gandhi peacefully protested against the British Empire.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CommonLit
Author:
Sara Wilson Etienne
Date Added:
04/04/2007