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



Descendants Day



Whose Descendant Are You?
Print Whose Descendant Are You? Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Whose Descendant Are You? Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.42

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    census, founders, immigration, further, unity, military, federal, wills, online, maintain, valuable, marriage, death, whom, government, pursue
     content words:    Civil War, George Washington, Great Britain
Whose Descendant Are You?

By Mary Lynn Bushong
1     Do you ever wonder from whom you are descended? Have you tried to find out? Most times we already know who our parents and grandparents are. How about going further back? By following some basic guidelines, you can learn more about your family. Perhaps you will even find similarities between them and you.
 
2     When you are ready to get started on your search, begin by choosing the name of an ancestor. Searching back through one person's part of the family is the easiest way to begin. For instance, you might want to choose one of your living grandparents.
 
3     Begin by asking them about their immediate family. Find out the names of parents and any brothers and sisters. What did they do for fun? Where were they born? Try to find out the exact date and place. It will help you when you search. Many times you can even get some family history and stories, too. You might find out that your great-great-great-grandfather fought in the Civil War. You might also find out that your great-great-great-great-great-grandmother was related to George Washington.
 
4     Once you have a name and some dates, you can start looking for information. If your family lives in the same town as the ancestor you are researching, you can go and check the county records. Sometimes towns have records online, and you can look up information that way, too. County offices have official records like birth, death, and marriage certificates that are very useful. Sometimes you can also get copies of wills, land deeds, and even court information from any legal proceedings.

Paragraphs 5 to 11:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable





Feedback on Whose Descendant Are You?
     Leave your feedback on Whose Descendant Are You?  (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
             June 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