The famous Mexican folk song, Celito Lindo, became popular in the late 19th century. It is now considered the official anthem of Mexico, and it has been recorded by many popular artists. In this printable Hispanic Heritage activity, students will read through an English translation of the words and answer comprehension questions about the passage.
5th Grade CCSS: Reading: Literature
For fifth graders, this Common Core area helps students gain mastery of the deeper tasks involved in reading a fictional text. No matter what they are reading, the standards require students to increase the complexity in the texts they read and deepen their understanding of the connections within and between texts. Among the complete standards for this grade, fifth graders will be asked to: explain a text explicitly and accurately, using quotes, understand the theme of a piece of literature, be able to compare and contrast two or more part of a literary text such as characters, setting, or events, understand the use of similes, metaphors and other figurative language in a literary text, describe how narrator’s or character’s point of view is conveyed through the text, analyze the role of multimedia elements like graphics, illustrations or web based media contributes to a literary work, compare works in the same genre, read text appropriate to grade level while increasing in the level of text complexity throughout the year.
Students read this passage from L. Fank Baum’s The Road to Oz and work on accompanying reading worksheets. A great set to help with comprehension, vocabulary and more.
Help your students improve their reading skills with this activity set about the Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll.
Ready for some rhyme scheme practice?
This activity provides a great opportunity to practice reading comprehension skills. The worksheet asks students to read a passage in Louisa May Alcott’s, Jack and Jill and answer related questions.
Students read a passage in Louisa May Alcott’s celebrated book, Little Women. After reading the passage, students answer related comprehension questions.
Here is a worksheet where students will learn the differences between a narrator and point of view,
This is a more detailed story elements form template that includes boxes for character, setting, theme, problem, solution and plot/actions.
“The Christmas Fairy” gives students a story to read and questions to answer. A great comprehension activity for the holiday season!
Students will have fun completing the worksheets and activities that go along with the story of Alice in Wonderland!
Fun word search, idiom, and order of events are just a few of the worksheets students will do with this poem! “Casey at the Bat” is sure to be a favorite among students.
Students will read a passage written from the first person perspective, and rewrite it to third person.
In this activity, students will read the story told in 3rd person and then rewrite a part to make it a first person narrative.
Students will read a description of the colorful character, Huckleberry Finn, in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. They will then answer questions based on the description.
In this passage from Black Beauty, students will read an excerpt from Chapter 7 and list 10 character traits of Greer.
Students will read one of Aesop’s fables and complete the accompanying worksheets. Included are comprehension and vocabulary activities.
Black Beauty is the story of a black horse in England in the 1800s. Written in 1877 by Anna Sewell, it tells the story from the horse’s viewpoint. Students read a passage from chapter 12 and then complete a series of worksheet activities.
Help your students improve their reading skills with this activity set about Rudyard Kipling’s Captains Courageous.
Encourage your students to read and write with this fun “Lad: A Dog” worksheet series!
Here is a literature packet based on the novel “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott. Students will read an excerpt and complete the activities.