Formatted like a standardized test, this 13 page document tests knowledge of spelling, parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation, and more. These are approximately the skills tested in fourth grade, although state standards vary widely.
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.
Reading comprehensions on the sun, incandescent light, light bulbs, electroluminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, bioluminescence, LEDs and LCDs... every type of light. A thoroughly informative unit!
A short story about a difficult summer job. The focus of this lesson is embedded SAT-level vocabulary (all nouns). The story is followed by questions to check vocabulary-based comprehension, context practice, synonym matching, and a guide word exercise.
Do you know why it's called a watt? an ohm? a volt? Your students will know after this thorough history. From amber and fur (600 B.C.) to jumping frogs (1786) to electrical resistance (1827), this unit is a fantastic introduction to the history of electricity.