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



A Honey of a History



A Honey of a History
Print A Honey of a History Reading Comprehension with Fifth Grade Work

Print A Honey of a History Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print A Honey of a History Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.79

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    hippocrates, mead, feudal, civilization, colonial, founded, pharaohs, alcoholic, Archeologists, further, beeswax, legend, link, symbolize, eleventh, especially
     content words:    Middle East, Rosh Hashanah, Middle Ages, North America, New World, Central American Indians, Native Americans
A Honey of a History

By Mary Lynn Bushong
1     As long as people have been around, they have loved sweet things. Sugar has only been widely available for a few centuries. What was used to sweeten foods before that? The answer is honey.
 
2     Since the ancient civilizations, honey has held a special place in the lives of people. It was mentioned in ancient Sumerian and Babylonian texts written more than 4,000 years ago. It was also mentioned in writings from Egypt and India.
 
3     When the city of Jericho was founded about 11,000 years ago, honey was already a big part of the lives of the people. Archaeologists have found special storerooms that were used just for the storage of honey.
 
4     Throughout history in the Middle East, honey has been more than a sweet treat. It was also symbolic. During the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, apples were dipped in honey to symbolize hopes for a year of sweetness. At other times, honey was an important part of meals, celebrating the sweetness of freedom and life.
 
5     In ancient Egypt, the pharaohs enjoyed honey, too. Slaves had to brave the bees to collect it from wild hives. If they were caught sampling it, however, they could be killed.

Paragraphs 6 to 12:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable


Reading Comprehension
     English Reading Comprehension: A Honey of a History
     French Reading Comprehension: Une Histoire très Douce
     Spanish Reading Comprehension: Una Dulce Historia de la Miel
     German Reading Comprehension: Honiggeschichten oder die Geschichte des Honigs




Feedback on A Honey of a History
     Leave your feedback on A Honey of a History  (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
             September 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