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  • One-page biography of the former Secretary of State, followed by multiple choice questions.
  • This double reading comprehension is a great introduction to the often miscategorized legume, and to the scientist who discovered over 300 uses for it.
  • 29 quotes from famous African-Americans form the basis for writing prompts that require students to use their skills of reflection, research, and writing.
  • Four short reading comprehensions on Women's Suffrage and two of the most famous suffragists, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
  • Biography of the famous and prolific Greek tragedian.
  • Possibly the best contralto of all time is profiled in this reading comprehension.
  • Deborah Samson, Captain Molly, Sybil Ludington, and Molly Pitcher.

  • June 12th is Anne Frank's birthday. A brief introduction to the writer is followed by several quotes for students to write a response; suggestions for framing the response are included.
  • A brief biography of the tragic Mexican painter in the format of a reading comprehension, followed by 4 multiple choice questions, 1 short response question, and 4 short answer essay questions.
  • A reading comprehension selection, "Hernan Cortes" is a biographical piece. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 6 questions requiring short written responses.
  • Biography of the famous scientist with comprehension questions.
  • A biography of the famous environmentalist, followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
  • A biography of the famous environmentalist, followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
  • A one page reading comprehension about the three methods by which things are invented and details of actual discoveries, with 4 pages of exercises.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. A venture report provides details about a business, entrepreneur or team. Help the reader learn something new about the business or industry as you describe the relationship between zoo facilities and their suppliers. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the existence of zoos. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Zoo Theme Unit.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity asks students to consider a public aquarium safety issue and offer a solution. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. A case study requires that you investigate and describe the experiences of one or a few in a way that helps your reader understand that there are many others in similar circumstances. Develop an understanding of how one creates a career or business from their interest in animals. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Invertebrates of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • A two page biography of the Greek mathematician and scientist, Archimedes. Includes a set of short answer and a set of multiple choice questions, as well as a writing prompt.
  • A biography of the famous aviator, followed by multiple choice comprehension questions. Amelia Earhart's birthday is July 24th.
  • Biography of the basketball star, followed by 3 multiple choice questions and 5 questions that require brief written responses.
  • 31 quotes from famous women form the basis for writing prompts that require students to use their skills of reflection, research, and writing.
  • A reading comprehension biography about Dickens, followed by activities like "Write Your Own Christmas Carol" and "Match the Quote to the Book" and more.
  • A biography of the composer followed by 12 multiple choice questions, 1 short writing prompt, 5 short answer essay questions , and a creative visualization exercise.
  • A biography of the famous composer in the form of a reading comprehension activity is followed by 12 multiple choice questions, and a writing prompt about overcoming adversity, and 5 questions requiring short written responses.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against the existence of public aquariums. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings available in the Aquarium Theme Unit. See PowerPoint "A Visit to the Aquarium".
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students communicate their ideas, observations and opinions regarding feeling intimidated. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Mammals of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • An easy format word search in the shape of a horses head with words associated with the "Midnight Ride of Paul Revere." Fourteen medium to difficult words. Made with abctools. Can be used with abcteach biography of Paul Revere.
  • List and description of peace circle activities.
  • This introduction to Greek writers and philosophers is the beginning of a seven part series of reading comprehensions on several Greeks from long ago whose influence can still be seen in literature and philosophy today.
  • This unit can be used to review a unit on Franklin, or as a research guide. Features a vocabulary word search, word scramble, crossword puzzle, and a two-page general knowledge check.
  • The famous legend of Betsy Ross! Flag Day is June 14th-- why not celebrate with a reading comprehension of this popular tale, which includes some facts about the real Elisabeth Ross.
  • Thoughts about starting a peace circle.
  • Report on a famous Japanese person with this handy report form.
  • Under the pseudonym "Mark Twain" Samuel Clemens produced some of the first and best American novels. Learn more about the writer and the man with this reading comprehension.
  • Pre-reading discussion questions and vocabulary building, combined with two reading comprehensions that cover two of Alexander's famous moments.