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Use previously learned strategies to comprehend informational texts (e.g., formulating questions before, during, and after reading; visualize, predict, identify the writer's purpose). 0801.8.1


Links verified on 5/3/2010


  1. Inflation in Russia - read and answer questions [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Looking for the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure - Challenge your students by letting them practice using a reading comprehension test designed for prospective teachers. (This site recommends that you use a printed copy of the page) This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. News Stories with Comprehension Quizzes [from the BBC] - (1) White loafers and passport control, (2) Hungry ferret causes rail scare, (3) Dyslexic boy's site wins top award, (4) Otters head for towns and cities, (5) Demolition fears after city blaze. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsNews Quiz Archive - over 50 news stories from the BBC - Choose carefully, not all of these would be appropriate for 7th grade students. Also, take a look at a section of stories which include math in the news and the quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Read a Contract - and answer questions [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Reading for a Purpose - brief site addressing the purposes for reading.
  7. Reading Comprehension - free reading comprehension worksheets for teachers and parents - includes original stories, poems, essays, and articles This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. Reading Comprehension stories - Interactive quizzes online for 5 stories - Each text is followed by a grammar exercise and summary writing exercise. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Reading Comprehension Quiz - ten-question multiple-choice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Reading Exercises - Comprehension, Fill in and Sequencing This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

Released Tests

  1. Alabama 2007: Grade Eight Reading - [62 page booklet] a mix of multiple-choice and essay response questions, answers are provided
  2. Eighth Grade Practice Reading Test - Two stories to read, eight questions to answer for each story. This online test could be printed.
  3. Eighth Grade Reading - Read the introduction and the passage that follows. Then read each question and mark the circle next to the correct answer. [this test released by Texas] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. FCAT 8th Grade Reading - 45 questions about 7 reading passages - Test book with answers
  5. Grade Eight English/Language Arts - The reading portion of this test comprises 32 of the 114 multiple-choice questions - the exam was released by California in 2008
  6. MCT2 Grade Eight Language Arts [Reading and Writing] - [Mississippi: 2009] 80 questions || answer key |-| MCT2 for 2008 - 80 questions || answer key
  7. Virginia SOL Grade 8 Reading Test - Spring 2008 - 45 questions with answers || Spring 2007 - 45 questions with answers
A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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