Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
July Worksheets



Culinary Arts Month



Rising to the Challenge
Print Rising to the Challenge Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.79

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    civic-minded, industrial-sized, monstrosity, Party-pooper, pepper-crusted, snapper, standing, wannabe, proposition, artichoke, caviar, syrupy, trifle, comical, finale, chaos
     content words:    Chef Sheridan, Silvia Bayne, Reginald Largesse
Rising to the Challenge

By Brenda B. Covert
1     A seating error of major proportions left Chef Sheridan side by side with Silvia Bayne at the gala fundraiser. The dislike that the two cooking show rivals felt for each other was widely known. What had the host been thinking, pairing them up like that?
 
2     Silvia sniffed disdainfully. "I can't wait to see what kind of monstrosity you build from the main course," she said, reaching for her water goblet.
 
3     "And I am looking forward to your patronizing demonstration on how one should consume it," Sheridan retorted, not deigning to look at that annoying wannabe.
 
4     "Well, if somebody insists on building edible skyscrapers, then it behooves the more civic-minded professionals--such as myself--to rescue gourmands from certain disaster," Silvia answered. She pasted on a false smile and waved her fingers at another TV chef who had just entered the room.
 
5     "You know the old saying-- those who can, do; those who can't, criticize."
 
6     Silvia spilled water as she forcefully returned her goblet to the table and turned to face Chef Sheridan. "Are you accusing me of being unable to cook?"
 
7     Sheridan looked down his nose at her. "I'm saying that you are a jealous shrew who couldn't find her way out of a puff pastry without complaining about its size and texture first."
 
8     Silvia's mouth opened for her next angry response, but it never came forth. A large hand clamped down on her shoulder, and another one hit Sheridan's shoulder at the same time. Startled, they both gazed upward.

Paragraphs 9 to 24:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable


Reading Comprehension
     English Reading Comprehension: Rising to the Challenge
     Spanish Reading Comprehension: Enfrentar del desafío




Feedback on Rising to the Challenge
     Leave your feedback on Rising to the Challenge  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


More Lessons
             July Worksheets and Workbooks | edHelper.com


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


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

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