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Comprehension Test: Six Islands of the World

An island is a piece of land surrounded by water. Continents are also surrounded by water, but because they are so big, they are not considered islands. Islands may occur in oceans, seas, lakes, or rivers.

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Why Writing by Hand Makes Kids Smarter

New brain research shows that writing by hand helps children learn more and remember better. At the same time, schools are going more and more digital.

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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: LEGO World Records – The Largest Caravan

Are you curious about caravanning or heading off on your first caravan trip? Caravans have probably been around for a lot longer than you think. They were first documented in the 13th century but the first use of caravans for leisure was in the 20th century.

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Teaching Silent e

When a short word (or the last syllable of a longer word) ends in the pattern vowel-consonant-e, it usually makes the vowel sound long and says its alphabet name...

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Comprehension Test: Elon Musk – Innovator and Tech Guru

When historians look back on the early 21st century, they will identify a handful of people who embodied the supremacy of technology. Elon Musk will undoubtedly feature prominently on this list.

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Dyscalculia – Specific Learning Disability in Mathematics

Dyscalculia refers to a specific learning disability in mathematics. Individuals with dyscalculia suffer from an inability to memorize and retain mathematical concepts...

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Beginning Consonant Blends

A consonant blend is when consonants are blended together, but each sound may be heard in the blend.

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Comprehension Test: Planet Earth’s Seven Continents

Asia is the largest continent. It has the biggest land area and the world's biggest population. There are more than 4.4 billion people speaking nearly 2,300 living languages across Asia. You've probably considered some of the common ones, like Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

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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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