Four reading comprehension selections tell the legendary origins of some Christmas traditions, Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths, and stockings. Each is followed by sets of multiple choice questions and several questions requiring brief written responses.
Marie's trip to Washington, D.C. has her thinking about her favorite orator. A nice tie-in for MLK Day (third Monday in January), this reading comprehension is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
A straightforward presentation of the Christmas story, including information about secular and religious Christmas traditions. It is followed by 6 multiple choice questions and 5 questions that require brief written reponses.
In the U.S., Independence Day is celebrated on July 4th. On July 14th, the French celebrate Bastille Day. Learn more about this holiday and then answer the multiple choice questions and fill in the Venn diagram.
Hannah and Nick dread the annual summer road trip, but this year their parents have a surprise for them. Multiple choice, short answer, essay question, vocabulary word list (abcteach.com list 4 level 2).
A nine page study of the ancient Persian New Year, Nowruz, which falls on the Vernal Equinox. A four page description of the history and traditions of the celebration is followed by multiple choice and short answer question sets, as well as a 27 word glossary.
A one page reading comprehension selection explains some of the religious origins of Easter including Lent, Palm Sunday, and Good Friday. It is followed by 8 items to sequence, 5 true/false questions, 6 vocabulary questions, and 5 questions that require brief written responses.
This one page nonfiction selection presents the history and reasons for February 29th. It is followed by 7 multiple choice questions, 5 questions that require brief written responses, and a word search.
A two page text on the history and cultural activities celebrated during Australia's annual Australia Day, January 26. Includes a set of multiple choice and a set of short answer questions, plus a writing prompt.
"Patrick thought the only good thing about Daylight Saving Time was that people got to sleep an hour longer the night it ended." This short fiction is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.
"Matthew and Jessica were the leaders of Washington Middle School's Mardi Gras float committee." Students trying to decide on a Mardi Gras parade float learn a little about how Mardi Gras is observed in other parts of the world. This short fiction is followed by multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions.