Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Science Grade 5

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Science Grade 5


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High-interest, nonfiction articles help students learn about science and social studies topics while developing skills in reading comprehension. Each story is followed by questions that cover main idea, detail, vocabulary, and critical reasoning. The format is similar to that of standardized tests, so as students progress through the book's units, they are preparing for success in testing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420680287
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Series: Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.32(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 10 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction     3
Using This Book     4
The Stones
New Words
The Writing Link
The Questions
The Test Link
The Thrill of Science
Meeting Standards     8
Science Stories
A Tarantula and Duct Tape     9
Space Junk     12
Gorilla Lady     15
Why We Get Goose Bumps     18
Strange Partners     21
A Brilliant Element     24
Digging a Hole to China     27
A Picture to Remember     30
A Whale of a Fish     33
Saving Richard Herrick     36
Dressing for Survival     39
Two to Trigger     42
An Expedition for Bloodsuckers     45
All About Feet     48
Surviving Without a Head     51
The Substance Answer     54
The "She" in the Tongue Twister     57
Two Strange Eruptions     60
A Parasite's Greatest Enemy     63
What Color Was the Bear?     66
A Different Walk     69
A Spy or an Alien?     72
Why Pig Bristles Were Glued on Ants     75
Getting Sick on Purpose     78
Where Days Are Different Lengths     81
AllAbout Smelling     84
Name that Mammal!     87
The Eiffel Tower, Meteorites, and Our Diet     90
Out-of-Control Twitching     93
Pus-A Sign of Battle     96
An Inventor Who Was Paid Less     99
A Huge Area in a Small Space     102
The Changing Planet Number     105
Why a Termite Eats Its Skin     108
Making Bread Taste Sweet     111
Donya's Guides     114
The Last Pigeon     117
A Doctor Who Listened with Fingertips     120
The Wrong Door     123
The Tall-Man Solution     126
The Cent with a Scent     129
Stopping Dizziness     132
The Rabbit Battle     135
Tornado Information     138
Answer Sheets     141
Bibliography     142
Answer Key     144

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