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Reading is a very important part of learning a language. It's considered a receptive skill, otherwise known as a passive skill, which means that students don’t necessarily have to produce language - just receive it. But more often than not, students have difficulty reading because of vocabulary and/or the context involved. BusyTeacher.org offers 1,273 reading worksheets that are sure to help your students stay engaged in their reading, by providing interesting stories and effective exercises.

We as teachers don’t always have the time to make up our own stories, or go through books to pick out excerpts to present in our lessons. The reading worksheets on BusyTeacher.org offer a variety of different stories and texts in different categories and genres to help your students improve their reading ability and learn the language, all the while enjoying the stories they're reading. Depending on what you're aiming to teach, you can use these worksheets in a whole variety of different ways in the classroom. If a worksheet has a story that contains dialogue, you could assign roles to students and have them act out what the characters say. You can also use the stories on the worksheets to create comprehension questions. Some worksheets can even make for classroom discussion topics. After reading a passage, you can present a question to students, and ask them to give their opinions of where the story is going. These are just some of the many things you can do to make use of these worksheets in the classroom.

Whether you're teaching scanning, skimming, critical thinking, or reading for gist, BusyTeacher.org has the worksheet(s) you need for your lessons. There are worksheets on just about any topic you can think of - sports, business, history, and holidays to name a few. Another handy feature on BusyTeacher.org is that each worksheet has the level shown in the description, which makes it easy for you to find an appropriate worksheet for your students. The thumbnail can be opened to full page view, so you can check if the worksheet is right for your lesson. Some worksheets you'll find here are appropriate for several - or even for all levels, which means they're reusable for a future lessons with students at different levels.

No registration or subscription is necessary to download our worksheets. They’re all free to download, copy, and use in your lessons. Plus, all of them were created and uploaded by fellow ESL teachers from all around the globe, and have helped other ESL teachers in their lessons. In addition, if you have a worksheet you've created and would like to submit it to this site, you can do so by clicking the “Submit a worksheet” link at the bottom of this page. Join thousands of other ESL teachers using BusyTeacher.org, and bookmark us as your number-one stop for worksheets to use in your lessons daily! With 1,273 reading worksheets, planning your lessons has never been easier. Get started by checking out the most popular worksheets below. Try downloading one and using it in your lesson today!

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Trash Trivia (How Much Waste Do We Produce?)

Trash Trivia (How Much Waste Do We Produce?)

Daria
It's a reading and speaking activity which is very good to introduce (or enhance) the topic of pollution, environmental protection, etc. It's based on real statistics. It also provides some inform ...
5 Views 1,643 Int
Reading Comprehension - The Selfish Giant

Reading Comprehension - The Selfish Giant

Students are asked to read through a part taken from the book: The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. There are comprehension, vocabulary, and discussion topics for students to complete. There is also ...
3 Views 6,053 Elem
Board Game, Top Notch 3A

Board Game, Top Notch 3A

Cut the cards and write numbers 1-18 on the other side of the cards. Place them on the board so the ss can see the numbers. Divide the class into 2 teams and write the name of each team on the boa ...
1 Views 2,289 Pre-IntInt
New Zealand

New Zealand

Here you can find a country studying worksheet about New Zealand with a crossword and some useful links for online training, including video task and a couple of online tests. There is an answer k ...
1 Views 3,829 Pre-IntInt
Research Activity - Sumatran Tiger

Research Activity - Sumatran Tiger

This research activity was created for primary/elementary students. They are asked to use resources like the internet, library books, or magazines to help them answer the questions about the Sumat ...
2 Views 1,845 Elem
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Where Is My Bear?

Where Is My Bear?

This worksheet is appropriate for young learners, you should cut each part and scramble the cards and ask them to unscrambled and make the story.  At the end there are some comprehension ...
2 Views 5,200 Beg
South Africa, Kimberley The Big Hole, Tourism

South Africa, Kimberley The Big Hole, Tourism

Zimra
The power-point that I have designed can be used for most English levels; it is versatile and should be used with the teachers’ discretion. I have included 10 vocabulary words that have been ...
2 Views 1,543 ElemPre-IntInt
Research Activity - Hawksbill Sea Turtles

Research Activity - Hawksbill Sea Turtles

This research activity was created for primary/elementary students. They are asked to use resources like the internet, library books, or magazines to help them answer the questions about the hawks ...
2 Views 2,185 Elem
Research Activity - Mountain Gorillas

Research Activity - Mountain Gorillas

This research activity was created for primary/elementary students. They are asked to use resources like the internet, library books, or magazines to help them answer the questions about mountain ...
2 Views 1,936 Elem
Reading Comprehension - Endangered Species: Red Wolf

Reading Comprehension - Endangered Species: Red Wolf

This reading comprehension was created for primary/elementary students. It includes a passage with some interesting facts about the red wolf. Children read the text and then answer the questions t ...
3 Views 3,940 Elem
How's the Weather, Dolphin Readers, Level 1

How's the Weather, Dolphin Readers, Level 1

, Reading
This is a worksheet based on the story book How's the Weather? It includes 2 listening tasks. Play the track 5 of the CD and have students do the worksheet. Hope it works.
3 Views 3,173 Elem
Past Simple

Past Simple

, Reading
This is a worksheet based on the story of Anne of Green Gables for reviewing  the past simple tense. Have your students write questions. Hope it works.
4 Views 6,469 ElemPre-Int
Extreme Ironing Reading

Extreme Ironing Reading

, Reading
For intermediate levels. Perfect for topics related to sports. What activities are sports? Running and football? Sure. Synchronized swimming? Probably. Ballroom dancing? Maybe. Playing cards? Prob ...
1 Views 4,106 Int
Silly Sport Reading

Silly Sport Reading

This is a worksheet to learn about eating contests. Your students will wonder if this is a sport or not. You can use it with intermediate students.
6 Views 5,044 Int
Shopping: The New Drug

Shopping: The New Drug

, Reading
This is a reading comprehension exercise about shopping and its addiction. It's perfect for classes talking about shopping. You can use it in intermediate levels or above. What do you do ...
2 Views 4,060 Int
Anne of Green Gables/ Chapter 2

Anne of Green Gables/ Chapter 2

Reading
I have designed this PowerPoint based on the second chapter of Anne of Green Gables, Penguin active reading, level 2. Hope it works.
5 Views 1,743 ElemPre-Int
Writing a Summary

Writing a Summary

Luiz Carmo
This is a very interesting exercise to improve reading and writing skills. The texts are about different subjects in order to help students to discuss different topics. It can be used as homework ...
1 Views 4,241 Pre-IntInt
Good Day Bad Day, Penguin Active Reading

Good Day Bad Day, Penguin Active Reading

Reading
I have designed this PDF for the story book, Good Day Bad Day (Penguin active reading/ easy-starters). After ss read the whole book, divide them into pairs and have them ask and answer. Hope it wo ...
4 Views 3,567 Elem
Anne of Green Gables, Penguin Active Reading

Anne of Green Gables, Penguin Active Reading

Reading
I have designed this PowerPoint based on the first chapter of Anne of Green Gables, Penguin active reading, level 2. My students studied the first chapter at home. Then, in the classroom I play th ...
3 Views 2,354 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Brexit

Movie Worksheet: Brexit

hellen haga
After the 23rd of June, I thought about discussing the arguments which led to the referendum result. I've made 2 classes, one for intermediate students and another for upper intermediate/advanced. ...
6 Views 8,916 Int
Nature - Fact or Opinion?

Nature - Fact or Opinion?

A fact is a thing that is known or proved to be true. An opinion is a belief, judgment, or way of thinking about something. Students read the sentences about nature and write fact or opinion on th ...
3 Views 3,071 ElemPre-Int
Vehicles - Fact or Opinion?

Vehicles - Fact or Opinion?

A fact is a thing that is known or proved to be true. An opinion is a belief, judgment, or way of thinking about something. Students read the sentences about vehicles and write fact or opinion on ...
2 Views 2,807 Elem
Reading Comprehension - Hummingbirds

Reading Comprehension - Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are called hummingbirds for the whirring or humming sound their wings make.This KS2 reading comprehension includes an information sheet about hummingbirds. Students read through the a ...
3 Views 3,028 Elem
Reading Comprehension - Humpback Whale

Reading Comprehension - Humpback Whale

This article includes some interesting facts about humpback whales. Humpback whales travel for great distances through the world's oceans. They are the noisiest of all the whales and are known for ...
2 Views 2,562 Elem
The Tale of the Three Brothers by J.K. Rowling

The Tale of the Three Brothers by J.K. Rowling

This is a worksheet about the "Tale of the three brothers" by J.K. Rowling. Page 1 includes the first part of the tale, a vocabulary exercise and a writing activity. Page 2 includes the rest of th ...
15 Views 15,025 IntAdv

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