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National Symbols

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
What are the most prominent symbols of the United States? Learn about the bald eagle, the American flag, and the Statue of Liberty in a reading comprehension activity that includes a short passage and five reflective questions.
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Community Connections

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Who helps our community run smoothly? Read a short passage about community members and helpers. After kids finish the passage, they answer five short questions on the other side of the page.
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What’s the Forecast?

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
A reading comprehension passage is illustrative for both language arts and earth science skills. Using context clues, learners find out how to predict the weather using various tools. They then answer five reading questions about what...
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Simple Machines Project

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The choice is simple: create a PowerPoint presentation, write a book, or invent a compound machine. Whichever project your young scientists choose, they will be engaged in creatively demonstrating their knowledge of simple machines and...
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Estimation

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
When is it a good idea to use estimation? Learn about estimation and rounding with a reading comprehension lesson. After kids read a passage about estimation, they answer five comprehension questions on the other side of the page.
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What Is Respiratory Infection?

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Give your youngsters a comprehensive introduction to the importance of washing hands and preventing the spread of germs in three activities, which include identifying what germs are, discovering where germs live, and practicing a variety...
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Simple Machines Design Project

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Make your work as a teacher a little easier with a physical science project on simple machines. After introducing young scientists to these devices and identifying their different uses around the school, this project engages children in...
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Displaying Data

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
It's important to learn how to display data to make the information easier for people to understand. A reading activity prompts kids to use context clues to answer five comprehension questions after reading several paragraphs about...
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Making Predictions

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Read efficiently and effectively with a passage about making predictions and using headlines and visual aids as clues. After kids read a few paragraphs in the passage, they answer five comprehension questions on the side of the page.
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The Scientific Method

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Introduce the scientific method with a reading comprehension activity. Have kids read a few paragraphs that describe the process of making a hypothesis, gathering evidence, and taking notes that will support the experiment.
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Why Does the Moon Orbit Earth?

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Have you ever looked up at the moon and wondered why it looks different every night? Learn about the moon's orbit and the lunar cycle with a reading comprehension exercise. Using context clues, kids find the definitions of unfamiliar...
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Allowances and Spending Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help youngsters understand how to manage small amounts of money by discussing an allowance and the difference between spending, saving, and giving.  
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Kinds of Angles

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Have you ever wondered how circles and angles relate to each other? Read a passage about right angles, acute angles, and obtuse angles, and answer reading comprehension questions about the information you learn. 
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Classifying Triangles

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Bring math and reading informational text together with a reading comprehension lesson. After kids read about isosceles, scalene, and equilateral triangles, they answer five comprehension questions to demonstrate how they can use context...
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Feelings Definitions

For Students 1st - 4th Standards
What is one word to identify someone who cannot think clearly? From confusion and anger to happiness and exhaustion, young learners practice defining basic feelings and emotions by matching terms to their appropriate fill-in-the-blank...
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Geometric Shape Names

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Combine math and language arts in the same lesson with a reading passage about number prefixes in geometric shapes. After reading several short paragraphs about the different prefixes used in shape names, kids answer five comprehension...
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In Danger of Extinction

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
What happens when a species becomes extinct? Sharpen your reading skills with a passage about how koalas have gotten close to being an endangered species.
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Phases of the Moon

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Take one giant leap for mankind with a reading passage about the moon. Kids learn about the lunar cycle with context clues and reading comprehension questions, making it a good informational text for your language arts lesson.
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Competing for Resources

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Young biologists examine the concept of scarce resources with a reading comprehension passage. After finishing the paragraphs, learners turn to the questions to demonstrate what they have learned about what is beneficial and what is...
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Habitat Destruction

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
What happens when an animal becomes endangered or extinct? Explore the ways that human influence throughout the environment has threatened the existence of other species with a reading passage. After reading the paragraphs, kids answer...
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Adapting to Survive

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Life science and language arts come together in a passage about animal adaptation. After kids learn about how organisms adapt to conditions in their environments, they complete five reading comprehension questions based on context clues...
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What Causes Reflections?

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Your kids probably use mirrors every day, but do they know how they work? A reading passage about reflection and reflective objects can address both physical science and reading comprehension. Kids read the paragraphs and use context...
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Elements & Atoms

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Study matter in a new way with a cross-curricular assignment for language arts and math. Learners answer five reading comprehension questions after reading a few paragraphs about the periodic table, properties of elements, and how atoms...
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The Product-Quotient Connection

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
How are multiplication and division connected? Read a passage about inverse operations to find out how you can use products and quotients to check your work when completing an equation from the opposite operation.