1. An Overview of Poetry - a comprehensive show on the topic of rhythm and rhyme
2. Bio-cube - summarize person's life after reading biography or autobiography.
3. Blurbs - guess the genre
Genres - Thinkquest "types or categories into which literary works are grouped according to form or technique"
1. Determine the main ideas of a plot, their causes, how they influence future actions, and how they are resolved.
2. Main Idea - building blocks of comprehension - exercises to print follow
3. Main Idea - The main idea of a paragraph is what all the sentences are about. Read the paragraph and ask, “What’s your point?”
4. Name That Literary Element - video game format used to reinforce a variety of literary elements 7
5. Reading Comprehension - free reading comprehension worksheets for teachers and parents - includes original stories, poems, essays, and articles
6. What's the Big Idea - solve a riddle by answering questions about the main idea
7. What's the Big Idea? Exercise 1 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." - a worksheet to print, not interactive
8. What's the Big Idea? Exercise 2 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." - a worksheet to print, not interactive
What's the Big Idea? Exercise 3 - a bit harder than 1 & 2 - Write the common subject for each group of words, or "write a good title for each list." Then add another example that could be included in that group. Be as specific as you can. - a worksheet to print, not interactive
Evaluate text for fact and opinion.
1. A mix of factual information and the opinions of the author. Often the opinions are disguised as fact, to make the author's argument seem more believable.
2. Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion - click on a button to indicate if the statements are fact, opinion, or a blend of both
3. Fact and Opinion Self-Test - [this link opens on a new page] click on the appropriate choice after each statement
4. Fact, Habit, Opinion or Schedule? - an English-Zone quiz
5. Fact or Opinion Quiz - Decide which of these statements are fact or opinion from the drop-down list, then click on the "Finished" button to obtain your score out of ten.
6. Fact or Opinion? (quiz 1) - a Quia quiz
7. Fact or Opinion? (quiz 2) - [this link opens on a new page] a Quia quiz
8. Fact or Opinion? - [this link opens on a new page] a series of questions to be used for remediation [lower level questions]
9. Fact or Opinion? - When a sentence is a fact, click the circle next to fact.
Martin Luther King Jr.: Fact or Opinion? (a worksheet to print, not interactive)
Recognize the first person point of view.