Free Slideshows to Help Teach Reading Skills

Use the free slideshows below to help you teach different literacy skills to your upper elementary students (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade).

These slideshows are great for introducing skills, whole group practice, or a fun review of the reading skills.

The reading skills covered in the slideshows below are:

  • teaching theme
  • point of view
  • main idea and details
  • character traits
  • text features

Free slideshow to help you teach theme to your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students (upper elementary).  Great whole group or small group practice.

This free slideshow will help you teach theme to your upper elementary students.  It includes short reading passages to help students practice determining the theme of a story, as well as writing activities.

Free slideshow to help you teach point of view skills to your upper elementary students (3rd, 4th, 5th grade).  Includes practice with both nonfiction and fiction texts.

This free point of view slideshow has both nonfiction and fiction texts.  Your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students will think about who is telling a story, as well as consider how their own point of view might differ from the author's.

Free slideshow to help you teach main idea skills to your upper elementary students (3rd, 4th, 5th grade).  Help your students practice distinguishing between main idea and details in shorter texts before moving on to longer texts.

Use this free slideshow to help your students practice determining the main idea of a short reading passage.  Your students will also practice distinguishing the main idea from important details.

Free slideshow to help you teach character traits to your upper elementary students (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade).  Includes both reading and writing components.

This free slideshow is great for no prep character trait practice with your upper elementary students.  Students practice determining what character trait best describes a character, as well as other character trait activities.

Free slideshow to help you introduce the different text features to your upper elementary students (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade).  Includes the name of different text features, a visual example, and an explanation of its purpose.

This free slideshow will help you introduce 18 common text features to your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students.  The slideshow gives the name of nonfiction text features, a visual example, and explains the purpose of each text feature.

 

Find more low prep activities, ideas, and printables for each of these reading skills below!

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