Get your students reading, thinking about, and exploring a variety of non-fiction passages that take them around the world and into outer space. Topics cover geography, history, science, and more.
Not only will your student enjoy the interesting stories, you’ll enjoy the ease of having an open-and-go reading comprehension curriculum that you can incorporate into several subjects.
This resource includes topics to cover a full year of reading comprehension practice, and you won’t need a teacher guide to begin.
For grades 4-8.
275 pages, black and white
One of the goals of exploring non-fiction text is comprehending the message.
Your student learns comprehension skills through:
Nonfiction Reading Comprehension, Written Narration & Research presents short, single-topic lessons to help your student learn:
At the end of each lesson, you’ll find questions to encourage your student to explore more.
Reading and listening for comprehension is a valuable asset for students from elementary school to college.
1. Students may have difficulty understanding text when they encounter new words.
Unfamiliar words introduced in each lesson help your student develop a rich vocabulary. These words are in bold print for easy location. You can create a vocabulary mini-lesson to go with each topic.
2. If your student has difficulty reading, the unit segments are easy to read aloud.
The listening strategies your student develops are great for answering your follow-up questions.
Afterward, you can take dictation on the provided written narration page. You get instant feedback on how much your student understood. You’ll also learn where comprehension is lacking.
3. Sometimes comprehension is difficult because nonfiction topics can be boring.
This resource introduces exciting stories to capture your student’s interest such as:
Each unit offers interesting information woven into uncomplicated sentences ideal for holding attention.
4. Students sometimes have trouble understanding nonfiction writing when it’s out of context.
We designed this text to be a supplement to your studies, and you can explore the units in any order. If you are studying recent history, weave the Seven Wonders of the Modern World into your lessons. If your student enjoys meteorology, dive into Learning About Weather for a deeper understanding of the subject.
Use the topics to encourage further research. Ask your student “Why?” to prompt discussion.
You can adapt each topic to any learning style:
How fun would it be to create a diorama of the Empire State Building based on the captivating story?
Also, each lesson offers customizable notebooking pages. Your student can color, decorate, or add stickers to personalize their work.
You can use Nonfiction Reading Comprehension, Written Narration & Research in your homeschool or classroom over the course of a full year doing two lessons per week, or as a supplement to your studies over a longer period of time.
“I just want to thank you for this program. It is exactly what I have been looking for to help my 12 yr old with focused informational text. She loves to read novels…not so much school related reading. I’m praying this helps her gain some of those critical skills needed for when she must read a text. Thanks!” – Stephanie
Topics included in this unit are:
United States Geography
Seven Wonders of the Natural World
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Seven Wonders of the Medieval World
Seven Wonders of the Age of Steam
Seven Wonders of the Modern World
Seven Wonders of the Solar System
Learning About Weather
Human Body Systems