Reading comprehensions on the sun, incandescent light, light bulbs, electroluminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, bioluminescence, LEDs and LCDs... every type of light. A thoroughly informative unit!
Richard Frethorne, an indentured servant in Virginia, wrote a letter detailing the awful conditions in colonial America. Read the letter, update the spelling and vocabulary, answer the comprehension questions, and then "translate" the letter into modern English.
A brief biography of the Coronado in the format of a reading comprehension, followed by multiple choice questions. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions, 1 short response and 4 short essay questions.
De Soto participated in the conquest of Panama, Nicaragua and Peru. This is a brief biography of the conquistador and explorer in the format of a reading comprehension activity. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 6 questions requiring short written responses.
A two page biography of Chinese table tennis champion, Deng Yaping, who overcame a physical challenge to be the most respected table tennis player in history. Multiple choice and short answer questions.
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.