This is the second in a series of five posts about online reading comprehension resources. If you missed Post One, you can certainly start here as they are not presented in any specific order.
Wordville is a useful website that is worth a look for any educator or parent. I have used it myself to talk to work pull additional work for substitute teaching. They focus mostly on fictional literary passages, however, the holiday and special theme sections do offer non-fiction options. You can select passages by grade level, holiday name, or special theme.
I think my favorite part of this site is that offers more than just the dominant cultural holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Halloween and I am anxiously awaiting my first chance to wear my costume this year but I feel it is important to expose my students to a wider array of cultural celebrations. Teaching my students about Diwali is actually how I discovered this website. I hope you enjoy using this resource as much as I have.
Reading Comprehension. (n.d.). Retrieved September 09, 2017, from http://www.wordville.com/ReadingComp/