1001 FREE Reading Resources

Free Reading Comprehension Lessons and Assessments

Use the Free PDF fluency drills below for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. This is a small sample from my Eclectic Speller that the students use to have fun reading and build reading fluency. 

Free Reading Lessons and Assessments
Reading Assessments
Reading Teacher Handbook: Primary Students
Reading Teacher Handbook: Intermediate Students
Making The Most of Read Alouds
Mini Lessons Literature Circles
Reading Comprehension Building Literacy
Intermediate Literacy using Newspapers
Adult Literacy  

Graphic Organizers

Reading Assessments
Reading Teacher Handbook: Primary Students
Reading Teacher Handbook: Intermediate Students
Making The Most of Read Alouds
Mini Lessons Literature Circles
Reading Comprehension Building Literacy
Intermediate Literacy using Newspapers
Adult Literacy 

Sample Reading Fluency Drills all grades

 Fluency Drills By Grade Level

Fluency Drills: 6th Grade

Fluency Drills: 5th Grade

Fluency Drills: 4th Grade

Fluency Drills: 3rd Grade

Fluency Drills: 2nd Grade

Vocabulary Games

Alien Vocabulary Game (Tier 3 Testing Words) (or Chutes and LaddersUse this free tier 3 academic vocabulary game to build test readiness. The game is designed to be a fun way to build academic vocabulary using a game students already know. A number of "CAMO Aliens" (ladders) and "Blues Aliens" (or "chutes") are pictured on the board, each connecting two specific board squares. The object of the game is to navigate one's game piece from the start (bottom square) to the finish (top square), helped or hindered by CAMO Aliens and Blues Aliens, respectively. Any time you land on an alien you have to draw a new card! If you land on the CAMO Aliens and answer the vocabulary question correctly you beam to the next highest CAMO Alien plus the move allowance on the card. If you land on the Blue Alien and get the question wrong you beam down to the next lowest Blues Alien. If you are on a Blue Alien and answer correctly you stay put until your next turn.

The game is a simple race to the top using the RBC Vocabulary Flash Cards, and is popular with children.
Vocabulary Game Cards Reading
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Vocabulary Game Cards 2nd
Vocabulary Game Cards 3rd B
Vocabulary Game Cards 3rd
Vocabulary Game Cards 4th
Vocabulary Game Cards 4th B
Vocabulary Game Cards 5th
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Math Vocabulary Game Cards
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Vocabulary Game Cards 2nd
Vocabulary Game Cards 3rd
Vocabulary Game Cards 4th
Vocabulary Game Cards 5th
Vocabulary Game Cards 6th
Vocabulary Game Cards 7th
Vocabulary Game Cards 8th

Power Words 4th Grade Reading Vocabulary
Power Words 4th Grade Reading Vocabulary II
Literary Device
Metaphor and Simile

Science Vocabulary Cards
Science 4th and 5th Grade
Special Education Handbooks 
Writing and Spelling Handbook Primary

Writing and Spelling Handbook Intermediate
Special Needs Students Primary Handbook 

Free Teaching Resources: 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade

Gifted and Talented Teachers HANDBOOKS

High School Reading Entrance Test 
Reading Test Year 7

High School Math Entrance Test 
Math Test Year 7

General ability  Sample test 1

Free Federal Government Teaching Resources
Practice guides provide practical recommendations for educators to help them address the everyday challenges they face in their classrooms and schools. Developed by a panel of nationally recognized experts, practice guides consist of actionable recommendations, strategies for overcoming potential roadblocks, and an indication of the strength of evidence supporting each recommendation. IES practice guides are subjected to rigorous external peer review.

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Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade (6.06 MB)

This practice guide presents five recommendations intended to help educators improve students’ understanding of fractions. Recommendations include strategies to develop young children’s understanding of early fraction concepts and ideas for helping older children understand the meaning of fractions and the computations involved. The guide also highlights ways to build on students’ existing strategies to solve problems involving ratios, rates, and proportions.

Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade (5.27 MB)

Students who read with understanding at an early age gain access to a broader range of texts, knowledge, and educational opportunities, making early reading comprehension instruction particularly critical. This guide recommends five specific steps that teachers, reading coaches, and principals can take to successfully improve reading comprehension for young readers.

Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making (1.77 MB)

This guide offers five recommendations to help educators effectively use data to monitor students’ academic progress and evaluate instructional practices. The guide recommends that schools set a clear vision for schoolwide data use, develop a data-driven culture, and make data part of an ongoing cycle of instructional improvement. The guide also recommends teaching students how to use their own data to set learning goals.

Helping Students Navigate the Path to College: What High Schools Can Do (2.01 MB)

Access to higher education remains a challenge for many students who face academic and informational barriers to college entry. This guide targets high schools and school districts, and focuses on effective practices that prepare students academically for college, assist them in completing the steps to college entry, and improve their likelihood of enrolling in college.

Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement (1.47 MB)

Out-of-school time programs can enhance academic achievement by helping students learn outside the classroom. The five recommendations in this guide are intended to help district and school administrators, out-of-school program providers, and educators design out-of-school time programs that will increase learning for students. The guide also describes the research supporting each recommendation, how to carry out each recommendation, and how to address roadblocks that might arise in implementing them.

Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools (2.02 MB)

Taking early action may be key to helping students struggling with mathematics. The eight recommendations in this guide are designed to help teachers, principals, and administrators use Response to Intervention for the early detection, prevention, and support of students struggling with mathematics.

Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades (1.32 MB)

This guide offers five specific recommendations to help educators identify struggling readers and implement evidence-based strategies to promote their reading achievement. Teachers and reading specialists can utilize these strategies to implement RtI and multi-tier intervention methods and frameworks at the classroom or school level. Recommendations cover how to screen students for reading problems, design a multi-tier intervention program, adjust instruction to help struggling readers, and monitor student progress.

Problems in the Elementary School Classroom (1.51 MB)

Designed for elementary school educators and school- and district-level administrators, this guide offers prevention, implementation, and schoolwide strategies that can be used to reduce problematic behavior that interferes with the ability of students to attend to and engage fully in instructional activities.

Dropout Prevention (2.06 MB)

Geared toward educators, administrators, and policymakers, this guide provides recommendations that focus on reducing high school dropout rates. Strategies presented include identifying and advocating for at-risk students, implementing programs to improve behavior and social skills, and keeping students engaged in the school environment.

Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices (1.49 MB)

This guide presents strategies that classroom teachers and specialists can use to increase the reading ability of adolescent students. The recommendations aim to help students gain more from their reading tasks, improve their motivation for and engagement in the learning process, and assist struggling readers who may need intensive and individualized attention.

Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools (1.32 MB)

This guide identifies practices that can improve the performance of chronically low-performing schools—a process commonly referred to as creating "turnaround schools." The four recommendations in this guide work together to help failing schools make adequate yearly progress.

Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades (1.02 MB)

The target audience for this guide is a broad spectrum of school practitioners such as administrators, curriculum specialists, coaches, staff development specialists and teachers who face the challenge of providing effective literacy instruction for English language learners in the elementary grades. The guide also aims to reach district-level administrators who develop practice and policy options for their schools.

Encouraging Girls in Math and Science (1.18 MB)

The objective of this guide is to provide teachers with specific recommendations that can be carried out in the classroom without requiring systemic change. Other school personnel having direct contact with students, such as coaches, counselors, and principals, will also find the guide useful.

Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning (0.95 MB)

This guide includes a set of concrete actions relating to the use of instructional and study time that are applicable to subjects that demand a great deal of content learning, including social studies, science, and mathematics. The guide was developed with some of the most important principles to emerge from research on learning and memory in mind.

Children's Bookshelf
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Children's Anthologies (Bookshelf)
Children's Biography (Bookshelf)
Children's Book Series (Bookshelf)
Children's Verse (Bookshelf)
Christmas (Bookshelf)
Children's Fiction (Bookshelf)
Children's History (Bookshelf)
Children's Instructional Books (Bookshelf)
Children's Literature (Bookshelf)
Children's Myths, Fairy Tales, etc. (Bookshelf)
Children's Periodicals (Bookshelf)
Children's Picture Books (Bookshelf)
Children's Religion (Bookshelf)
School Stories (Bookshelf)


Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, 17 vols
Volume 1: Fun and Thought for Little Folk


Technically Chatterbox is a periodical, but it was also sold as an annual and that is the form that is most commonly found today.
Baby Chatterbox
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The Children's Hour, ed. Tappan, Eva March, 10 vols

... Every Child Should Know

Journeys Through Bookland, ed. Sylvester, Charles Herbert, 10 vols

Junior Classics

The Young Folks Library 20 vols.

The Young Folks Treasury (ed. Mabie, Hamilton Wright) 12 vols.

Single Volumes

Children's Verse (Bookshelf)

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Crane, Walter, 1845-1915

La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695

Jackson, Leroy F.

Kirkwood, Edith Brown, 1875-1954

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888

De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956

Park, Marmaduke

Richards, John N.

Stein, Evaleen, 1863-1923

Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894

Wells, Carolyn, 1862-1942

Children's Literature (Bookshelf)

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Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888

Frank L. Baum (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919

Margery Williams Bianco 1880-1944

John Brown (1810-1882)

Thornton W. Burgess 1874-1965

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)

Dorothy Canfield (Fisher) (1879-1958)

Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898

Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

  • A Christmas Carol (English)
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Ewing, Juliana Horatia Gatty, 1841-1885

Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)

Joel Chandler Harris 1848-1908)

Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864

Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

Hugh Lofting (1886-1947)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

George MacDonald (1824-1905)

Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)

Mulock, Dinah Maria 1826-1887

E. Nesbit (1858 - 1924)

Ouida (Ramée, Louise de la) (1839-1908)

Christoph von Schmid, (1768-1854)

Anna Sewell (1820-1878)

Margaret Sidney (1844-1924)

Johanna Spyri

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

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Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)

Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923)

Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900

About Children's Books

Children's Periodicals (Bookshelf)

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Children's Fiction (Bookshelf)

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Alger, Horatio 1832-1899

Altsheler, Joseph A. (Joseph Alexander), 1862-1919

Ballantyne, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1825-1894

Bassett, Sara Ware, 1872-1968

The Invention Series

Blanchard, Amy Ella, 1856-1926

Brady, Cyrus Townsend, 1861-1920

Brazil, Angela 1868-1947

Curtis, Alice Turner

Ellis, Edward S. (Edward Sylvester), 1840-1916

Henty, G. A. (George Alfred), 1832-1902

Higgins, Charlotte M.

Leslie, Emma

Lindsay, Norman, 1879-1969

Meade, L. T. 1854-1914

Myrtle, Harriet, 1811?-1876

Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924

Optic, Oliver 1822-1897

Park, Marmaduke

Reid, Mayne, 1818-1883

Stockton, Frank R.

Stoddard, William O.

Tytler, Sarah, 1827-1914