What is the difference between a baleen and a toothed whale? Why do whales breach? What is special about whale songs? Find out with this super-sized reading comprehension, which includes a form for students to do their own whale research.
"Nothing excites them more than trekking through a mysterious labyrinth of underground chambers and tunnels." This reading comprehension introduces spelunkers, speleologists, and their shared fascination with caves.
"As early as 2300 BC, Chinese athletes were playing tsu chu, a game in which players kicked a small ball through designated goals on a field." This fact-filled and thorough reading comprehension tells the history of soccer, from early versions of the game to the present.
This reading comprehension explains some concepts from physics and then looks at them in terms of a popular sport. ("What is acting on a soccer ball when it stays in one place until a player moves it?")
Three reading comprehension selections (Your Immune System, Immune System Disease, Keeping Your Immune System Healthy) clearly and simply explain how the immune system works and how to keep it working. Each selection is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require brief written responses. (11 pages)
Two one page, fact-filled, nonfiction reading comprehension selections will inform readers about Medieval European castles and castle sieges. Each is followed by set of multiple choice questions and questions that require brief written responses. (5 pages)
A brief biography of the Spanish explorer, adventurer and conquistador in the format of a reading comprehension activity. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 6 questions requiring short written responses.
Two page reading comprehension on how to plant and care for a vegetable garden with reading comp, discussion, short response-functional text questions, and vocabulary word search. Use with Healthy Gardeners Club forms.
A two page reading comp describing the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, review of oil spills stats in last four decades, discussion of off shore drilling and solutions to oil spills; multiple choice, short response questions and a long essay prompt.
A two page text of Columbus' first voyage to North America, with compass points highlighted in text. Map and directions to use the compass illustration in the document to trace Columbus' route. Includes completion and short answer questions.
This one page reading comprehension on the Pacific Ocean is part of the Oceans of the World series. Includes a labeled b/w world map; multiple choice, short answer and map skill questions; and answer key.
A two page reading comprehension article about the 2011 Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales. Includes short answer questions, vocabulary list, a word search puzzle in shape of a castle and missing letter activity decorated with the flags of the UK and Wales.
A one page color illustrated fact sheet featuring four endangered mammals of Australia, plus a page of 6 discussion questions for upper elementary/middle school and a page of 7 short answer questions for elementary students. Also includes teacher’s notes. Part of an abcteach series of fact sheets on endangered species.
A one page color illustrated fact sheet featuring five endangered fish of North America, plus a page of 6 discussion questions for upper elementary/middle school and a page of 7 short answer questions for elementary students. Also includes teacher’s notes. Part of an abcteach series of fact sheets on endangered species.