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Reading Comprehension: Jack and the Giant Pepper
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students first read a fantasy story called Jack and the Giant Pepper. Students then answer 22 essay questions about the text.
Dinosaur Reading Comprehension
What is more interesting than a dinosaur; three dinosaurs! Second graders hone their reading comprehension skills by learning about the T-Rex, Pachycephalosaurus, and diplodocus. They read three short paragraphs and answer three comprehension questions for each. An answer sheet is included.
Anticipation Guides Improve Reading Comprehension
Beginning with anticipation guide strategies is a powerful method for improving reading comprehension. First, list initial ideas for a topic the class will be reading about. These ideas are formulated into statements, some of which are true, and others which are false. Readers must pay close attention to textual evidence to determine which of the statements are accurate and which are not. While this refers to a nonfiction text, the strategy would work equally well for literature.
Reading Comprehension-Multiple Matching 2
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read an article about 19th century American presidents. They answer ten multiple choice questions about the article. Each question asks students to identify one of four presidents; Van Buren, Harrison, Polk, or Fillmore.
Reading a Classic Novel
Charles Dickens offers an excellent example of sensory writing in this reading comprehension worksheet. Learners read excerpts from the novel Hard Times in which he describes the New England industrial city of Coketown. They consider why Dickens uses so much detail and examine his sentence structure and word choice. Readers also look for sensory adjectives, metaphor, and simile. Finally, they match words from the excerpt to definitions and synonyms.
A Traditional Story
Readers examine the traditional Indian story "The Mango Tree" as a literary analysis exercise. The story is broken into three parts, each followed by short-answer reading comprehension questions. While there are referential questions included, this analysis is limited in terms of personal or global connections. Consider discussing what this story can reveal about Indian traditional culture and how readers resonate with it personally.
Language Arts: Emerging Readers
Young scholars write a story that is dependent upon pictorial representations for meaning. They use picture clues as a valid and effective strategy in reading comprehension.
Using Images to Make Inferences
Learners investigate inferences. In this reading comprehension lesson, students build comprehension strategies through inferring. Learners work in small groups to examine images and discuss inferences.
Britain's Brickies Build a Fortune
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, learners read a 2-page article titled "Britain's Brickies Build a Fortune." Students then respond to 11 short answer questions regarding the article.
The American History of Santa Claus
In this reading comprehension activity, students find the meaning of words. Students enter the words that correspond with the meaning given. Students also answer true or false statements.
SATP Multiple Choice II
Students explore strategies of identifying answers when given a multiple choice reading comprehension exam. Through a lecture and demonstration, students practice active reading by reading carefully, writing notes, and rereading. They read multiple choice questions, compose their own answer, and then compare their answer to the choices given.
Connect the Dots
How do you create a butterfly garden? Focus on reading comprehension with this packet. Young readers use the step-by-step instructions to answer five multiple-choice questions that follow. Vocabulary, comprehension, and the main idea are all covered with the questions.
What Happens to Ice Falling from Planes
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read an article entitled "What Happens to Ice Falling from Planes." Students must determine whether given statements are true or false and decode words and phrases from the article.
The Great Wall of China
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, students read a passage about the Great Wall of China and answer reading comprehension questions.
Question and Answer Relationships
Students examine the concept of question answer relationships as they relate to improving reading comprehension. For this question and answer relationship lesson, students explore the types of questions an author may use and create a question and answer graphic organizer.
A PERFECT BEACH HAT
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners read and analyze the short story "A Perfect Beach Hat" and then answer five comprehension questions over the story.
Babysitter or Childminder
In this reading comprehension instructional activity, student read an article entitled "Babysitter or Childminder" and answer reading comprehension questions. Students build vocabulary by use of words in sentences and discuss their views on the subject.
Comprehension: Virtual Murder
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read an article about a virtual murder then answer questions about the main idea and details of the story.
Niagara Falls: A Changing Natural Wonder
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 1-page article regarding the Niagara Falls. Students respond to multiple choice and short answer questions regarding the article.
English as a National Foreign Language in India
This reading comprehension worksheet includes a passage on the two national languages of India, followed by 6 multiple choice questions. Just click at the bottom of the form for the score!