edHelper.com
Tournament of Roses Parade (Grades 2-4)



Tournament of Roses Parade (Grades 2-4)
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.52

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    Andalusians, chassis, cocooning, flower-covered, framework, midwestern, paradise, professional, so-called, material, races, unique, spectacular, matches, equestrian, bands
     content words:    Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Roses Parade, Valley Hunt Club, United States, Professor Holder, Roses Association, Hunt Club, New Year Celebration, Fairy Tales


Print Tournament of Roses Parade (Grades 2-4)
     Print Tournament of Roses Parade (Grades 2-4)  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print
     Quickly print reading comprehension


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Tournament of Roses Parade (Grades 2-4)
     Leave your feedback on Tournament of Roses Parade (Grades 2-4)  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Tournament of Roses Parade
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Who doesn't love a parade? Have you ever been to a parade? If you have, you probably had a good time. A parade is a celebration, which has marchers, vehicles, and other special attractions. Some parades are for Columbus Day, some are for St. Patrick's Day, some are for Thanksgiving Day, and some are for many other reasons.
 
2     There's a special parade that is held each year in Pasadena, California. It is called the Tournament of Roses Parade. It celebrates New Year's Day in a very unique, or one-of-a-kind, way.
 
3     The first Tournament of Roses was held in 1890 by Pasadena's Valley Hunt Club. Why did they decide to have a parade? Believe it or not, many of the members were first from the eastern and midwestern parts of the United States where there was a lot of snow in the winter. Now that they lived in California, they wanted to celebrate their mild winters and show off their beautiful flowers in their "paradise."
 
4     Well, two thousand people showed up at the town lot for that first celebration. Professor Holder called the festival, or celebration, the Tournament of Roses. There were flower-covered carriages, foot races, polo matches, and tugs of war.

Paragraphs 5 to 13:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


More Lessons
             Second Grade Reading Comprehensions and 2nd Grade Reading Lessons


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper