Main Idea Lesson 1
Here is an animated PowerPoint lesson on main idea. The slideshow explains main idea and how to identify it in a text. There is also a practice activity at the end of the lesson with five practice problems.
Here are a bunch of free reading comprehension worksheets. These will help students master reading skills. You can print, edit, or complete these worksheets online. Try the nonfiction or short story reading worksheets to cover general reading skills. Or focus on specific reading skills like making predictions.
Priscilla Hagan/ May 14, 2023
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Since comprehension questions in our part of the world are not mcqs – they are usuallyquestions which require short answers – I usually dowload the passages and prepare my own questions, with maybe one or two mcqs from your question bank thrown in. Thus, my students cannot find answers and it makes them do the hard work of comprehending the passages.
I also underline some of the words and phrases and ask them to find words or phrases which mean the same and can replace them in the passage – that’s another important component of questions asked on reading comprehension passages in my part of the world, Ghana. Maybe those complaining about cheaters can use some of these strategies. They can also tweak the questions on this site to do away with cheating.
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Mr. Morton/ March 1, 2023
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Mr. Morton/ August 1, 2022
This website is supported by advertisements. No need for donations! But I am very happy that you like the site and took the time to comment. Best wishes!
Malik Radwan/ April 17, 2022
These comprehensions were really helpful in studying
It would be great if you would add poetry comprehensions too (the ones that ask for literary elements)
Really thank you.
Mr. Morton/ September 24, 2022
Do you mean poems with questions like these?
Jornalyn N. Agapito/ March 23, 2022
Thank you so much for this reading material. It was great help to my students to develop love in reading.
Jessica/ February 13, 2022
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Latha/ January 30, 2022
Jennifer/ January 10, 2022
I am looking for material for a 10-12 reading comprehension class. Your materials are great, but a lower interest level from HS students. Any suggestions for upper levels?
Mona/ November 21, 2021
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Asma/ May 9, 2021
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Delores J. Mayes/ April 20, 2021
My students has searched and found the answer keys to these readings. I wish there was a way the teacher’s could sign in for the content and keep the cheaters from having the honest kids miss out on these readings. What has our world gone to. This is so sad that my students would copy answers word for word and expect to get a 100% as well as their parents. We are growing a nation of untruth and cheaters.
Mr. Morton/ May 7, 2021
Yeah, that is pretty frustrating.
It’s tough to keep the content free and open while preventing students from finding the answers.
One thing that might help is downloading the .RTF file and editing the titles of the assignments.
A persistent student will still be able to find the answers, but that may make it a little harder.
Also, remember, cheaters are only cheating themselves!
And the system and everyone else too, but mainly themselves!
Minnah/ November 15, 2022
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Mr. Morton/ September 18, 2020
Thank you for the kind words and the blessings.
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Debaraj/ September 5, 2020
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William/ July 28, 2020
Great website could be a bit more specific on some stories and grade 4-8 is quite a gap
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Aiden/ June 15, 2020
Do more worksheets for Grades 1-5.
Lawrence Fried/ March 2, 2020
Hi. I use your material alot. Question: Regarding these Reading Comp worksheets, how to you level them at “grades 2-6”? Quite a gap!
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imdad/ February 22, 2020
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