Nonfiction Reading Comprehension, Written Narration & Research

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Our full-year reading comprehension resource includes geography, history, and science units your students in 4th-8th grade can use to go deeper in their studies, practice reading comprehension, and much more.

275 pages, black and white

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Sold By: Bonnie Rose Hudson

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension, Written Narration & Research

There are 75 reading comprehension lessons in 10 units that explore geography, history, and science. Each unit is completely self-contained. You can skip around and do whichever ones interest your student or align with what you are studying at the time.

Each lesson has short, informative text followed by comprehension questions based on what was read. Room for written narration is included. Suggested vocabulary words are bolded. You can have your student look up the definitions and use them to create a notebook. Students can also find suggested definitions for the words in the glossary at the end of the unit.

In addition to reading comprehension questions, each lesson is followed by prompts for additional research and a notebooking page to record what is found. Each unit concludes with a diagramming or labeling activity related to the unit.

You will find answer keys for all reading comprehension questions at the end of the book. Answer keys for the additional research are not included as much of these answers will vary based on the sources used for research.

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

  • Northeast
  • Midwest
  • South
  • Southwest
  • West
  • Pacific
  • Alaska and Hawaii

Seven Wonders of the Natural World

  • Aurora Borealis
  • Mount Everest
  • Paricutín
  • Victoria Falls
  • Harbor of Rio de Janeiro
  • Grand Canyon
  • Great Barrier Reef


Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

  • Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
  • Colossus at Rhodes
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Pyramids of Egypt at Giza

Seven Wonders of the Medieval World

  • Stonehenge
  • Colosseum
  • Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Great Wall of China
  • Porcelain Tower of Nanjing

Seven Wonders of the Age of Steam

  • Bell Rock Lighthouse
  • Great Eastern
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • London Sewers
  • Gotthard Tunnel
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Eiffel Tower

Seven Wonders of the Modern World

  • Panama Canal
  • Empire State Building
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • CN Tower
  • Delta Works
  • Itaipú Dam
  • Channel Tunnel


Seven Wonders of the Solar System

  • Surface of the Sun
  • Oceans of Earth
  • Olympus Mons of Mars
  • Main Asteroid Belt
  • Great Red Spot of Jupiter
  • Rings of Saturn
  • Enceladus

Natural Disasters

  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Tsunamis
  • Landslides & Avalanches
  • Cyclones
  • Typhoons
  • Hurricanes
  • Blizzards
  • Floods
  • Droughts

Learning About Weather

  • Meteorology
  • Clouds
  • Precipitation
  • Ice storms
  • Snow
  • Rain
  • Floods
  • Lightning
  • Thunder
  • Sandstorms

Human Body Systems

  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal System
  • Nervous System

2 reviews for Nonfiction Reading Comprehension, Written Narration & Research

  1. Yvie

    My son LOVED this! And as a mom, I really appreciated the skills reinforced (reading comprehension and retention) as well as the little ‘extras’ that were added to his history, geography, and science courses. There are many short stories included here, each with a singular focus, that introduce the student to various topics and allow space for further research. Many days, I would find him looking up more information and regaling me with facts about the topic du jour!

  2. Lisa

    I love how easy it is to beef up my 6th grade daughter’s reading comprehension skills with educational snippets of history, geography, and science. I appreciate how you can jump around to any topic and work at your own pace.

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