[Surfnetkids: 22 Oct 2008] Reading Comprehension

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Halloween Photo Tips
3. Weekly Topic: Reading Comprehension
4. Printables Club Members Also Get …
5. Quote of the Week
6. Subscription Management

#1. October 22, 2008

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

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#3. Reading Comprehension

by Barbara J. Feldman

Reading Comprehension Printable (** for premium members only)

Today’s reading comprehension sites are for a variety of readers. Whether you are helping a young child learn to read, are a student of English as a second language, or are a high-school student studying for the SAT, we’ve got you covered.

ED.gov: Compact for Reading & School-Home Links
The Compact for Reading outlines a partnership between families and schools to improve reading skills, but it’s the School-Home Links Reading Kits I want you to look at. They are available in easy-to-print PDF format for four grade levels: K through 3. Weighing in at a hefty hundred pages each, they are chock full of printable reading activities and worksheets. Great stuff, but very elementary. You may find your own student ready to do the grade 3 level work at a much younger age.

Major Tests: SAT Prep: Reading Comprehension
Major Tests is the only one of today’s picks specifically for high-school students prepping for the Critical Reading section of the SAT. Since the reading passages on the actual SAT vary in length and number of questions, so do these fourteen practice tests. Each interactive practice quiz is scored immediately, and wrong answers are explained (woo hoo!) Other sections of the site cover math, vocabulary and writing skills.

Mr. Nussbaum: Reading Comprehension Exercises
Mr. Nussbaum (a fourth grade teacher from Virginia) color codes the grade-levels for his reading quizzes, and organizes them into topic areas such as Famous People, Animals, and History. Rather than correct the eight and ten question quizzes at completion, feedback is given at each answer, and students are allowed multiple tries to choose the right answer. Take a moment to review the instructions on the sample screenshot before you begin. It shows you where the timer is (only for fourth and fifth grade levels) and how to change the layout of the questions.

… Click to continue Reading Comprehension.

#4. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Reading Comprehension Printable
Study Skills Printable
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“People and nations are forged in the fire of adversity.” ~~ John Adams (October 30 1735 – July 4, 1826) second president of the United States.

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