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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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Free Comprehension Worksheets

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

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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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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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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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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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7 Ways to Help Your Child Become a Better Writer

Developing your child into a better writer only takes some patient and time. With these fun steps, your child will be sure to improve on their writing skills.

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