Two fact-filled and easy-to-understand reading comprehensions, explaining and defining light. Our light units are available at four different levels, with increasingly advanced vocabulary and concepts.
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.
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.
Three reading comprehensions (Your Digestive System, Diseases of the Digestive System, Take Care of Your Digestive System) clearly and simply explain how the Digestive system works and how to keep it working.
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 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.
The abcteach comprehensions for U.S. symbols (the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, the Bald Eagle, the Flag, and the Great Seal), including thoughtful writing prompts, are gathered into one easy download.
This reading comprehension explains the importance of classification in science and daily life. It tells the difficulties scientists had in determining Pluto's planetary status and briefly presents the new classification of planets.
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.
One page numbered text explains how a tornado forms, part of abcteach's primary investigative series, "How, What, Why?" Includes three questions and both a primary and an elementary level spelling list.