Tag Archives : Comprehension

Save Those Sports Photos!


The Super Bowl is coming! The Winter Games are coming!

Use the hype of these games to improve comprehension at all levels.

This photo/caption matching All Sports Comprehension Activity can be used for any sport and any level.  Highly motivating for struggling readers, the learning center activity is simple, inexpensive, and effective! This FREE product includes clear instructions and forms, as well as paper medals to award.

You might also be interested in these timely new Grammar Sports Stories:

The Greatest Stars of the Winter Games.



WOMEN’S HISTORY BIO-TEXTS: Comprehension and Spelling Practice


Women’s History

Fun!   Timely!   Effective!   Modern!   Easy to Use!

Improve students’ comprehension and spelling while they learn about women’s history.

Great for homework, seatwork, and learning centers.


These eight short biographies of famous women resemble cell phone texts. The students are provided the complete wording with blanks for most vowels that they then must supply.

This variation of the cloze technique, recognized as effective by reading authorities, requires students to analyze sentence structure and meaning as a way to improve comprehension.

Each story fits on one side of a single piece of paper. An Answer Key is provided for easy grading. Students enjoy the challenge of completing each story.

Set 1

  1. Fabiola Gianotti—Nuclear Physicist
  2. Maya Lin—Architect
  3. Georgia O’Keefe—Artist
  4. Sally Ride—Astronaut

Set 2

  1. Susan B. Anthony—Early Suffragette
  2. Elizabeth Blackwell—First US Female Doctor
  3. Sacajawea—Wilderness Guide
  4. Harriet Tubman—Darling Abolitionist

For Grades 3-8

Be sure to check other activities in our Reading Spotlight TpT Store:

  1. Holiday Menagerie
  2. Bargain Bundle: Vowel Families (Learn to Read Bingo)

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