"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.
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?")
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.
In this creative unit, Katie gets a postcard from a pen pal in nearly every South American country. Each postcard contains a few facts about the country. This unit can be used in a variety of fun ways to introduce South America. Review questions include map labeling, comprehension questions, creative writing, and more.
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)
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 1 page article provides factual information about one of America's most famous landmarks, the Empire State Building. It is followed by 5 multiple choice questions and 5 questions requiring short written responses.
This 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; a writing prompt; 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 five endangered invertebrates 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 teacherís notes. Part of an abcteach series of fact sheets on endangered species.
A set of vocabulary building tools and activities for words related to the Scientific Method. Includes word list, spelling practice or definition worksheet, word search in the shape of a telescope and a crossword puzzle.