We constructed it this way in order to reduce the
amount of pages you need to print. We encourage you to print the
version with the answers just once, for your own reference.
Use these texts online
We more strongly encourage you to use
these texts online. Other than ecological reasons, practicing
reading comprehension online is also much easier to grade,
simplifies tracking of progress, adaptive to the level of the
specific student, and increases motivation to practice with the
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Students of all ages must start at the beginning when learning a new language. Teachers must take advantage of the student’s existing language skills in order to get the ball rolling. It is important to make the experience positive, and to encourage fun, rewarding practice.
Use existing skills to boost literacy
Students that are readers in their first language have a shortcut to learning to read in English. Encourage students to look for cognates (words that sound similar and have similar meanings between languages) and guide them to look for similar patterns in the structure. Languages parts are like puzzle pieces; students just need to be shown which pieces fit where.
Use a student’s prior knowledge to boost learning
For example, by discussing key concepts that might already be familiar prior to reading, students will have a topical foundation on which to build comprehension. Using pictures, video or acting out an idea helps English Learners use context clues to develop understanding and to make inferences while reading.
Below are 10 reading comprehension worksheets and tests
that are accurately measured to fit the ESL level.