In Nonfiction Reading Practice, Grade 5 you'll find 20 content-specific topics in the following areas:
social studies—Iroquois Indians, Stonehenge, Ernest Shackleton, the Battle of Little Bighorn, and the Ring of Fire
science--magnetism, brine shrimp, the water cycle, cloud seeding, and John Muir
health & safety--sun safety, bicycle safety, and Mark Wellman
mathematics--batting averages, global warming, and measuring length
the arts--West African dance, plays, Charles Schulz, and the Seattle Space Needle
In each of these units, you will find the following:
a teacher resource page that introduces the topic and lists suggested vocabulary to introduce for each article
a visual aid that presents the topic graphically to the entire class
three articles on the same topic, but at three different reading levels
three accompanying comprehension/vocabulary worksheets
Graphic organizers and a reading strategies checklist are provided for teacher and student use. An answer key is included.
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