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Ereading comprehension worksheets

 

Great resource for reading comprehension worksheets. This Ereading worksheet  page has been created  by Mr. Donald Morton That, as it is said in his page “is a prolific online reading, language arts, and teaching enthusiast“. Mr. Morton holds a B.A. in English from Northern Illinois University and an M.A. in Literature from Northeastern Illinois University.

 

This page provides teachers, parents, and motivated students with high-quality reading comprehension worksheets, activities, and resources aligned with Common Core State Standards. In this website you can find  the reading worksheets by grade level.

It has a growing collection of online reading activities and everything is free for home and classroom use.

Apart for reading comprehension worksheets you can find a great collection of useful worksheet as you can see in the webpage.

Anyway I would like to  hightlight some that I have been used in my clsses and that have been a great help for my students. These are the Reading Worksheets by Grade Level. You have also the correct answers.

EXAMPLE

(Attention¡ This is only an example taken from ereading worksheets)

2th Grade Reading Worksheets:

chess and TV

3rd Grade Reading Worksheets:

 tetris, the coliseum, the pony express and wintertime.

4th Grade Reading Worksheets

about metal detectors, seat bealts, black Fridays and Hummimbirds.

5th Grade Reading Worksheets:

carnivorous plants, hyperinflation,the worst game ever?, nutrition facts.

6th Grade Reading Worksheets:

 honey badgers, Koko, google, trampolines, mongooses, the cowardly lion and the hungry tiger, the fir tree, the teel-tale heart, the gift of the Magi, the story of Keesh, The Ransom of Red Chief, “2 B R 0 2 B” and“Mr. Brisher’s Treasure”.

7th Grade Reading Worksheets:

Garbage ,Asian Carp ,The Maginot Line ,A Tale of Two Countries ,Pain Reliever,“The Cat That Walked by Himself”,“The Nightingale and the Rose”,“The Lottery Ticket”  and “A Mystery of Heroism”.

8th Grade Reading Worksheets:

 “Gilray’s Flower-Pot”,“The Hydrophobic Skunk”,“A Respectable Woman”,“A Piece of Steak” and “The Son”.

More resources in this webpage are: 

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K12 reading comprehension

 

 

 

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One common exercise not only in exams, but also in class are reading comprehension exercises. A very important skill to be promoted in our students. It is a fact that, sometimes,  reading comprehension  is a hard process in the adquisition of a second language for our learners but it is essential for them.

We can say that the first step consits on recognizing letters and words. But we all know that is very important for our students to comprehend, or understand, what they are reading. What is the  meaning of the text: What does the author want to tell the reader? This is reading comprehension, and it is an essential skill for success in school and in the real world.

In  “K12readerspage you can use their free, printable reading comprehension passage exercises to improve your student’s reading skills.

The  worksheets are grouped by grade, that include passages and related questions. Click on the title to view the printable activities in each grade range, or to read the details of each worksheet. They are free for use at home or in the classroom. 

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interactive worksheets and workbooks online

Liveworksheets is an educational tool which allows teachers to transform their traditional printable worksheets (in format .doc, pdf, .png or .jpg) into interactive online exercises with self-correction.
These interactive worksheets may include fill-in-the-gaps activities, join with arrows, multiple choice, drag and drop, sounds, videos, listening exercises and even speaking exercises.

 You can find also many activities made for other teachers that you can reuse. Below I leave the videos about how to use it in english and in spanish.

What it’s more, you can use  these interactive activities for teaching different languages apart from english: spanish, chinese, french, grrek, german, italian, hungarian, russian, arabic,ukranian, bulgarian,serbian, danish, estonian, croatian, dutch, armenian, polish, slovene, czech…

It is really easy to use it.  Here  two videos in english  that teach you  perfectly how to do it and how to use this great  tool.

How to make interactive workbooks for your students

How to make interactive worksheets

It is really easy to use it.  here,  two videos in spanish that teach you  perfectly how to do it and how to use this great  tool.

Cómo hacer cuadernos interactivos para tus alumnos

Cómo hacer fichas interactivas

If you are interested  in liveworksheets facebook,  click here

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Free PPT’s templates- revise and play

 

 

This is a very useful blog created by an english language teacher in Japan that offers a great collection of free power points, excel and word  templates .

They are useful games to learn, and play.

Here you will find ONLY the templates  and tutorials for help so that you could  use them  in a personal way .

A great and fun way to teach, of course.

And this is my contribution with the game I have created with one of the free templates from tekhnologic:  jeopardy.It revises some vocabulary and grammar: present perfect, present simple and order order of adjectives…

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ESPRESSO ENGLISH

This web page offers some sample lessons and some free downloads as you see below

DOWLOADABLE  BOOK

VIDEOS

Free Samples of Espresso English E-Books & Courses – Espresso English  

Right-click on each link and then select “Save” or “Save as…” to download it.

English Listening Course

Phrasal Verbs in Conversation Course

Business English Course

English Idioms Course

1000 Collocations in 10 Minutes a Day E-Book

600+ Confusing English Words Explained E-Book

Slang & Informal English E-Book

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Learn an idiom every day

From August 2014, it has been published an interesting collection of idiom cards created by idiom land .

For each idioms you can find:

Its usage in a movie, with the short transcrip of the dialogue

Its explanation in a card 

A funny idiom card

Of course, you can download the idiom land  application on your mobile phone or on the app store but you have to pay for it.

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Semantic Word Visually Online

Graph Words it’s an free and useful English online thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.

Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept. These meanings and semantic relationships are revealed in a graphically way

Here you have an example

HOW TO USE IT?

To search for associated words, type the word in the search box at the top of the window and press the “Draw” button. You may also press the enter key instead.  The word you searched for will appear in the center of the display, and will be surrounded with words and meanings that are related to it.
To save what is currently displayed in the Graph Words, you can press the “Save as image” button on the toolbar.

Some other features of Graph Words to find and learn meanings of words

  • 1.-Each synonym dot can be clicked to find out its meaning and related words.

  • 2.-The tool is free and doesn’t require a member account to start using it.

  • 3.-Words can be saved as an image for your future reference or for other purposes.

  • 4.-Synonims are categorized based on the definitions of the main word.

  • 5.-For words that have lots of synonyms, sometimes you cannot see its entire map. Fortunately, the map can be moved by dragging it so that you can view the hidden dots or synonyms.

  • 6.-Each dot can be moved as well.

Two more examples:

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Loyal Books (free public audiobooks)

Discover great free books  in loyal books.

A page  with a simple interface and beautiful images. Create your own library from thousands of free audiobooks and eBooks. Read reviews from other users and stream audiobooks or download to listen offline. With featured books and top charts you’ll quickly be on your way to enjoying the best free books available.

You can download either the book or the audio or both.

Remember some details of epub format:

ePub is an open format defined by the Open eBook Forum of the International Digital Publishing Forum.

ePub format is a based on XHTML, XML and CSS.

ePub files usually have .epub extension.

TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOK:

After choosing your book, go at the bottom of the loyal book page and click  on one of these formats:

TO DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO :

After choosing your book go at the bottom of the loyal page and click on  one of the audiobooks formats

ATTENTION!!!!!

Maybe you need a free ePub Readers software or application for Windows systems to read your book.

Here I leave some of them:

Azardi Desktop
http://azardi.infogridpacific.com/azardi-download.html
STDU Viewer
http://www.stdutility.com/stduviewer.html

Sony Reader
https://ebookstore.sony.com/download/

Adobe Digital Editions
http://www.adobe.com/es/products/digital-editions/download.html
Sumatra PDF

Sumatra PDF supports viewing mobi ebooks since version 2.1. Sumatra is free, open-source and supports many other formats, like PDF, mobi, XPS, DjVu, CBR, CBZ.

http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/

FBReader

FBReader is a cross-platform, open-source eBook reader that can also read ePub files.

http://fbreader.org/

Cool Reader

Cool Reader supports ePub and a few other formats.

http://crengine.sourceforge.net/

EPUBReader FireFox extension

EPUBReaderis a FireFox web browser extension.

https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/addon/epubreader/

Calibre

Calibre is an eBook library manager with built-in eBook viewer.

http://calibre-ebook.com/

MagicScroll eBook Reader for Google Chrome
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search-apps/ebook

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English grammar exercises for teachers and students

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English Grammar Online Exercises and Downloadable Worksheets is a great  website thht provides you with practice material and online grammar and vocabulary exercises for students and teachers . Exercises can be done on browser, tablets and smartphones. Downloads are available for free and are in PDF Format .

Currently there are over 100 worksheets that can be downloaded and hundreds of sentences and interactive exercises that students can do.

VERY RECOMENDABLE INDEED.

It can help you to prepare the ESL exams because you have many kind of exersices

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BUSY TEACHERS for teachers

busyteacherBusy Teacher is a a page with an increase database of more than 16,000 free printable worksheets and lesson plans for teaching English. No matter if you teach kids or adults, beginners or advanced students – BusyTeacher will save you hours in preparation time.

No registration required.

All the worksheet has been made for teachers. So you can also become a BusyTeacher contributor by submitting your own Worksheets

In their pages you can find different worksheets as I show you directly below

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