One of five new additions to our popular Read and Understand series, Read and Understand Nonfiction: Grade 4-6 expands the series to higher grades for the first time. Along with the new Read and Understand Fiction: Grade 4-6, it provides teachers with a comprehensive resource of stories and skills pages to supplement any core reading program. Each of the stories are followed by activities for practicing reading skills such as: comprehension, vocabulary development, phonetic elements, and word attack skills. Read and Understand Nonfiction has 22 two-page stories that vary in reading difficulty from low-fourth through sixth grade. The types of stories include: biography, other cultures, life science, physical science, arts and crafts and sports. Some story titles are "Home Run Summer," "Vietnamese Holidays," "Marion Anderson," "Love That Chocolate!," "The Ants Go Marching," and "Gold, Gold, Gold!" Practice activities for every story include: a comprehension page and a vocabulary page. Other skills practiced include: characterization, fact and opinion, sequencing information, main topics and supporting details, following directions, summarizing and organizing information and outlining. The stories and practice materials can be used for directed lessons with small groups or individual students or as independent practice activities in class or at home. The reading levels in each book span several grades to ensure that appropriate material for most all students is provided. A complete list of skills practiced is given in the table on contents for each book. An answer key is provided. All 144 pages perforated for easy removal.