Category Archives: Comprehension

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Use these printable infographics to help with literary terms and usage. Infographics can help you to retain information, by telling a visual story.





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A Book made into a Movie, a Movie turned into a TV Show… Compare and Contrast the Differences.


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General Listening Quizzes:

Activities at Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab focus on everyday English comprehension skills at three levels based on content, voices, vocabulary, and natural speed. A combination of adult, teenage, and children’s voices are included.

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Listening For Academic Purposes

Listen to Everyday Conversations with Adult and Children’s Voices

English Culture Videos

The English Culture Videos, listed in alphabetical order, are designed to provide additional learning content related to other listening activities on my site. To learn more about this project, read the Frequently Asked Questions below the video titles.
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Vocabulary

Idiom Lessons with Video

Understanding and using expressions for daily communication.


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Reading well takes time, patience, and practice! Use these resources to practice good reading skills and strategies to help improve reading comprehension.


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Printable booklet:

North Carolina Focus lessons: Lessons, short stories, and questions on story elements and literary devices, with answers at the end of the pdf.

North Carolina: Focus Lessons Booklet | PDF

Focus Lessons Booklet Reading Strategies Contents:

The Focus Lessons include the following (check answers at end of the booklet):

  • Introduction to Reading Strategies and Literary Elements
  • Literary Elements Focus Lessons
  • Lesson 1: Elements of Fiction
  • Lesson 2: Point of View I
  • Lesson 3: Point of View II
  • Lesson 4: Dialogue
  • Lesson 5: Flashback
  • Lesson 6: Foreshadowing
  • Lesson 7: Irony
  • Lesson 8: Style
  • Lesson 9: Tone
  • Lesson 10: Hyperbole
  • Lesson 11: Archetype
  • Lesson12: Allusion
  • Lesson 13: Symbolism
  • Lesson14: Figurative Language
  • Lesson 15: Imagery and Motif
  • Lesson16: Mood
  • Lesson 17: Sound Devices
  • Lesson 18: Personification
  • Reading Comprehension Exercises 1–5
  • Focus Lessons Answer Key
  • Exercises Answer Key
  • Exercises Answer Sheet

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Use the K12 Reader Reading Instruction Resources free, printable reading comprehension passage exercises to improve reading skills! Click on the title to view the printable activities in each grade range K-12, or to read the details of each worksheet. They are free for use in the home or in the classroom. Be sure to check out the spelling words activities too!

Reading Comprehension Story Elements Character Descriptions Character Traits Main Idea Context Clues Cause and Effect Point of View Drawing Conclusions Fact and Opinion Figurative Language Literature Making Inference

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The Westcoast Reader is a newspaper for adults who are improving their English reading skills.

A print and online newspaper

Each month news stories are adapted for people who want to improve their English language skills.

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Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

The NEWSELA website is filled with interesting news articles to help master nonfiction in any subject. Choose the reading level of each article and find articles on topics that are of interest to students.

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