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.
This one page reading comprehension selection traces the origins of some Halloween traditions to the Celts, Romans, and early Christians. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 6 questions that require brief witten responses.
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.
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.
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.
Oysters, pirates, and ammunition... this fact-filled reading comprehension traces the history of the island from its early days to 1892, when it became an immigration station. It is followed by multiple choice, short essay, and short answer questions.
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.
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.
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.