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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 1,157 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 1,157 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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Research Activity - Krakatoa

Research Activity - Krakatoa

This research activity can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about volcanoes. This worksheet asks students to write a short report about Krakatoa. They must include the answers t ...
2 Elementary
Research Activity - Mount St. Helens

Research Activity - Mount St. Helens

This research activity can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about volcanoes. This worksheet asks students to write a short report about Mount St. Helens. They must include the a ...
2 Elementary
Research Activity - Mount Fuji

Research Activity - Mount Fuji

This research activity can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about volcanoes. This worksheet asks students to write a short report about Mount Fuji. They must include the answers ...
2 Elementary
Research Activity - Mount Etna

Research Activity - Mount Etna

This research activity can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about volcanoes. This worksheet asks students to write a short report about Mount Etna. They must include the answers ...
2 Elementary
Reading and Comprehension: Hijack on the Plane

Reading and Comprehension: Hijack on the Plane

Reading
This worksheet is aimed at pre-intermediate and above students. This worksheet is based on a story about a hostage on the plane. It can help students to learn some new useful expressions and to sh ...
2 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Poetry - My Sheep Is Being Sheepish

Poetry - My Sheep Is Being Sheepish

, , Reading
This is a funny wordplay poem that was created for primary/elementary school students. They are asked to read through the poem and then answer the accompanying questions. There are seven questions ...
5 Elementary
Reading Worksheet

Reading Worksheet

James Tilton
Reading
This simple worksheet, created to be used with the amazing (and free!) pickmyya.com, will revolutionize the way you approach Free Reading assignments. Students will take a quick interactive survey ...
6 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Beowulf - Recap Questions

Beowulf - Recap Questions

The file contains 35 questions about Beowulf plot. The questions are not too detailed, they provide a general outline of the story. I use them for final revision. Suits high school literature stud ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Lost Kitten, Dolphin Readers

Lost Kitten, Dolphin Readers

Reading
This is a worksheet based on Lost Kitten, Dolphin Readers, level 1. It includes three listening activities based on expanded story audio. Hope it helps!
4 Elementary
Working Horror: The Tell-tale Heart

Working Horror: The Tell-tale Heart

Cata
Reading
This project works with the horror short story 'The tell-tale heart'. You have a page for listening and if you want you can reinforce the idea and story. It doesn't have exercises with it. This t ...
3 Intermediate
Things Fall Apart - Reading

Things Fall Apart - Reading

sara djamal
it is a reading comprehension lesson. This worksheet makes learners move slowly from skimming the intro scanning to understand the text and enrich his or her vocabulary.
3 Pre-Intermediate
Facts about UK

Facts about UK

Andreea P
This is a worksheet that can be used when teaching about UK. It has some general information about the country. Ss work in pairs, each of them having a different worksheet (A and B). Without looki ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Game: Wonderful Wild Animals

Game: Wonderful Wild Animals

This is a game based on the story book Wonderful Wild Animals. Cut the cards and write numbers 1-14 on the other side of each card. Place the cards on the board and divide your students into two t ...
6 Elementary
Wonderful Wild Animals, Dolphin Readers, Level 3

Wonderful Wild Animals, Dolphin Readers, Level 3

, Reading
I've designed this PowerPoint for the story book Wonderful Wild Animals. It includes some information about different animals including crocodiles, bats, polar bears, porcupines, etc. Hope it ...
5 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Adding Adjectives

Adding Adjectives

This English resource was made for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to add a descriptive adjective to each underlined noun. This will make the sentences more interesting and is good ...
7 Elementary

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