Use text features (e.g., headings, subheadings, formatting) as appropriate to signal simple relationships between ideas. 0601.3.9
Links verified on 6/1/2014
- Captions Help Tell the Story - students look at three pictures and try to determine which caption fits best
- Dust Bowl Timeline - (from PBS) Use this timeline to practice this SPI.
- Looking for the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically
- 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.
- News Quiz Archive - over 50 news stories from the BBC - Choose carefully, not all of these would be appropriate for 6th grade students.
- Using Graph and Charts
- Interpreting a Data Chart - students practice by answering questions about what can be found in a grid chart
- Interpreting Column Graphs - students practice by answering ten questions about the graph
- Interpreting Circle (Pie) Graphs - students practice by answering eight questions about the graph
- Using Graphs to Understand Data - a five-question multiple-choice quiz
- Using Maps
- Beginner's Map Reading Skills - Several activities are presented to assist in teaching the concepts of reading maps.
- Graphs and charts - five different graphs and charts for you to consider
- How to read a map - Several activities are presented to assist in teaching the concepts of reading maps. [This expired index of pages is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] .
- Index of topics and quizzes - by David J. Leveson at CUNY in Brooklyn, NY
- Latitude and Longitude quiz - quiz that checks answers
- Map Reading Activities - practice reading maps using compasses, latitude, longitude and more
- Mathematics of Cartography - several map activity from Cynthia Lanius
- National Atlas of the United States
- What's On a Map? - eight questions about using various parts of a map
- Read All About It! - Newspapers are divided into standard sections. Students use sections to predict where types of stories would be found
- Reading Headlines - students read eight headlines and try to determine what the article is about
- Reading Headlines - Match the newspaper headlines on the left to the newspaper section on the right.
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