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Teach your class about reading comprehension and thank-you note etiquette with this short reading quiz. After reading a thank-you note (in which the writer is not very thankful), young readers answer four questions about details and ideas in the writing. You could also use this activity in a discussion about satire and verbal irony.
Stellaaaaa! Marlon Brando's portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire is considered by many to be one of the greatest stage performances. Brando is the subject of Richard Schickel’s Time Magazine Most Important People of the Century article which provides the text for a reading comprehension quiz. In addition to questions about the article, the quiz requires readers to consult other reference resources to correctly answer quiz questions.
Mark Twain's Corn-Pone Opinions serves as the text for a reading comprehension quiz, but could also serve to launch a dynamic discussion of the opinions put forth in the passage. Do you agree that our opinions are born of the human being's natural yearning to stand well with his fellows?
Complete activities as a part of a cultural analysis of Morocco. Exploring universal human themes using Laila Lalami's "The Storyteller," middle schoolers improve their levels of grade-level reading comprehension. The lesson plan includes a video clip to use, as well as a handout and a rubric for the assignment.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students look at a photograph of 2 warning signs posted in Derbyshire, UK. Students read 10 questions about the information given in the signs and write "true," "false" or "we don't know" next to each one. This page is suitable for all older students.