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.
Three reading comprehensions (Your Respiratory System, Diseases of the Respiratory System, Take Care of your Respiratory System) clearly and simply explain how the respiratory system works and how to keep it working.
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.
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.
A two page explanation of the scientific method with multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt. abcteach The Scientific Method Vocabulary Set 2 may be useful with this reading comprehension.
This one page nonfiction selection explains the possible origins and some beliefs about this February 2nd holiday. It is followed by 6 true/false questions, 3 multiple choice questions, and 5 questions that require brief written responses.
This biography of the first person to photograph single snow crystals works well in conjunction with science lessons or as a "stand alone" reading comprehension.
*Bentley's photographs are in the public domain and can be found in many places for free.
A reading comprehension on the history of the U.S. flag, from its thirteen starred canton to its current appearance, and a reading comprehension overview of the Flag Code, to introduce or review proper treatment of the U.S. flag. Great for Flag Day (June 14th)...or any U.S. holiday.