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Fifth Grade Basic Skills
Reading Comprehension

and Skills

Basic reading skills activities
necessary for developing the skills

students need to succeed!
Written by: Elizabeth E. Hanson

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Reading Comprehension - Story Plot
Reading Comprehension - Nathan Hale
Reading Comprehension - Paul Revere
Reading Comprehension - “The Eagle Has Landed”
Reading Comprehension - Thor
Reading Comprehension - Tall Tales
Reading Comprehension - Dog Training
Reading Comprehension - Aquatic Movement
Reading Comprehension - Classroom Trial
Reading Comprehension - Save the Elephants
Reading Comprehension - Colonists Come to America
Reading Comprehension - The Colonial Kitchen
Reading Comprehension - The Oak Tree
Reading Comprehension - The Impact of the Automobile
Reading Comprehension - Ecosystems
Reading Comprehension - The Eating Habits of a Mosquito
Reading Comprehension - Statue of Liberty
Reading Comprehension - Animal Defenses
Sequencing - Taking a Timed Test
Sequencing - Answering Essay Questions
Dictionary Skills - Finding Definitions
Dictionary Skills - Alphabetical Order
Using Reference Books
Using an Encyclopedia
Fact or Opinion
Using Who and Whom
Using Bring and Take
Possessive Nouns
Parts of Speech - Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives
Parts of Speech - Pronouns, Adverbs and Prepositions
Commas - Setting Off Words in Direct Address
Commas - Using Commas in a Series
Commas - Using Commas with Introductory W ords
Using Conjunctions
Using Conjunctions
Using Quotation Marks
Using Quotation Marks
Using Quotation Marks

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Name ________________________
Use a dictionary to look up the following words. W rite the meaning of each word.

1. camel

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2. caravan

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3. desert

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4. oasis

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Write two sentences using the words from above.

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Skill: Dictionary Skills - Finding Definitions

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Name ________________________ Skill: Dictionary Skills - Alphabetical Order

Put the following flower names in alphabetical order . Use the first letter as a guide.

violet

iris

tulip

rose

carnation

lily

daffodil

gladiolus

petunia

orchid

buttercup

nasturtium

aster

jonquil

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Put the following animal and bird names in alphabetical order . Use the first letter as a
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quail

goat

donkey

opossum

vulture

bear

jaguar

yak

antelope

fox

turtle

monkey

horse

ibis

rabbit

whale

zebra

kangaroo

elephant

nuthatch

lion

seal

parrot

camel

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