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A fact-filled three-page reading comprehension biography of the author of the Declaration of Independence is followed by 12 multiple choice questions, 5 questions requiring short written responses a longer essay question.
This unit is a full series of reading comprehensions presenting a thorough view of cell phones in terms of history (when was it invented) techonology (how does it work), society (what are appropriate cell phone manners), and more.
Updated: This one page nonfiction selection presents the history and reasons for February 29th. It is followed by 7 multiple choice questions, 5 questions that require brief written responses, and a word search.
Updated: This reading comprehension activity includes informational text about the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. It includes a pre-writing activity as well as multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.
This Presidents' Day packet includes a narrative focusing on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, reading comprehension questions, pre and post writing prompts as well as research activities.
This reading comprehension activity teaches students to follow and understand a recipe. Includes vocabulary words, multiple choice and short answer questions. This would be a great hands-on activity to do with the family over Thanksgiving!
This reading comprehension explains the difference between solstice and equinox, as well as introducing some summer solstice traditions. A timely lesson!
A brief reading comprehension selection on the origins of Plymouth Rock and its place in American history. It is followed by multiple choice and short answer questions and a writing prompt.
Reading comprehension that deals with the timeless issue of Olympic judging and figure skating in the winter Olympics. This passage examines the pair figure skating performance of Pelletier and Sale in the 2002 Winter Olympic games and the problems encountered following the judges scores. Questions follow the passage.
This American Civil War packet includes three reading comprehension selections that total 5+ pages in length. The selections are: The Lead-Up to the Civil War; The Civil War; and Civil War Reconstruction. Each selection is followed with a set of multiple choice questions; a set of questions that require brief written responses, and a writing activity. Answer keys are included. (18 pages)
This super-sized reading and writing unit introduces the basic categories of literary conflict (man vs. nature, etc.) and presents two summarized stories for students to analyze in terms of internal/external conflict. The unit incorporates vocabulary, critical thinking, and research. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.1-3