7th Grade Reading Comprehension To Print:
Lyophilization - Why such
a big word for "freeze drying"? Lyophilization is the scientific name for what you have
probably heard of before as freeze drying. We explore how it works and then ask you a series of questions about the reading passage.
The Howler Monkey - What
a cool animal! Howler monkeys are the loudest animal in the New World. They are named for their habit of howling
loudly to other troops to signal ownership of territory, for which they are in constant competition. You will read about them and then answer a series of questions and fill out a graphic organizer to see if you grasped what you read.
How the Navaho
Live - Which words best describe how an area where the Navaho
live would appear to a casual traveler?
- Why does the author think that the birds stayed in the bush for
so long? Re‐read the last paragraph. How would you characterize the author's
philosophy about the relationship between experience and art?
- Name two ways in which snakebite antidotes have been intended
to work. What are the two different theories of the action of snake poison that have been entertained throughout history?
On Disease in General
in Farm Animals - Students learn all about diseases that farm animals suffer from in this reading passage. We may divide diseases into three classes: non‐specific, specific and parasitic. Non‐specific
diseases have no constant cause. A variety of causes may produce the same disease.
The Black Vulture
- How can you tell a Black Vulture from a Turkey Vulture? Read the article. Then answer the questions.
of Art - Explain how, according to the author, something new
and unfamiliar comes to be accepted and perhaps even appreciated.
Michelle Obama - Michelle Obama gave up her job in corporate
law to dedicate her life to public service. Discuss whether or not
she has been successful in this field.
- What are the two general types of people that inhabited Portland
during this time?