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Free Comprehension Worksheets

Free printable comprehension worksheets with matching images and videos to help keep students engaged.

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Comprehension Test: Eva Peron – From Humble Beginnings to First Lady (Part 1)

A crowd assembles in the square outside a huge, pink palace. There is the sound of accordions, tango rhythm and popular songs. A woman in a fine dress emerges onto the balcony and begins to address the adoring mass. She breaks into song: “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.”

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Comprehension Test: Reach for the Stars with Colonel Chris Hadfield

Imagine zipping around Earth in the International Space Station, seeing a new sunrise every 90 minutes. While orbiting you’re weightless, so instead of walking you fly and float. Right outside the Space Station there is no air and no pressure...

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Comprehension Test: Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born to a Hindu family on October 2, 1869, in India. He was a lawyer, politician, social activist and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India.

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Comprehension Test: Johnny Clegg, Musician and Philantropist

Johnny Clegg (1953-2019) was a South African musician, popularly called the “White Zulu.” His musical collaborations in the late 20th century made a powerful statement against apartheid...

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Five Fun-Packed Activities for Rainy Days

At a loss for ideas during those dull, rainy days? These top five suggestions are sure to keep the family entertained for hours to come.

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10 Steps to Teaching Perfect Writing

With the rapid expansion of the Internet, it is clear that the quality of English writing—both American and British—has taken a dive for the worst. “Netspeak” is obtrusively taking over most electronic communications, making good writing practices increasingly scarce.

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Consonant Digraphs: sh, ch, wh and th

A digraph is two letters that combine together to correspond to one sound (phoneme). Examples of consonant digraphs are sh, ch, wh and th.

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The Floss Spelling Rule Explained

The Floss Rule is a simple spelling rule that helps students remember when to use a double consonant at the end of a word.

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Napping During the Day Improves Brain Skills

According to research, it’s a good idea to take a brief nap during the day. Not only will you feel more refreshed, but a little siesta could help boost brain power and sharpen memory skills.

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Should Homeschoolers Get Homework?

One of the many questions that homeschoolers have about their curriculum is how much emphasis should be placed on homework. Homework is typically defined as the assignments and tasks that must be completed outside of the homeschooling hours.

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Can Sleep Protect Us From Forgetting Old Memories?

From lowering your risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease to improving your concentration and overall daily performance, sleep has been proven to play a critical role in our health. In a new study, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that sleep may also help people to learn continuously through their lifetime.

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