Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
The 1930's
Alcoholics Anonymous

The 1930's
The 1930's


Alcoholics Anonymous
Print Alcoholics Anonymous Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Alcoholics Anonymous Reading Comprehension


Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.04

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    Al-Anon, counseled, normalcy, religious-based, drinker, alcoholism, alcoholic, sober, finding, fellowship, foundation, alcohol, formation, market, immediately, birthplace
     content words:    Alcoholics Anonymous, William Griffith Wilson, East Dorset, World War I., Lois Burnham, Wall Street, William Silkworth, Ebby Thatcher, Oxford Group, Henrietta Seiberling


Alcoholics Anonymous
By Jane Runyon
  

1     A person who drinks too much alcohol is called an alcoholic. Alcoholism occurs if that person is unable to control the drinking or stop altogether. Alcoholism is a disease. It affects the physical and mental state of the drinking person. It also affects the lives of those who live and work with the drinker.
 
2     Before the 1930's, alcoholics were thought to be weak minded. People thought that an alcoholic should be able to stop drinking anytime. It was just a matter of making up one's mind to stop. That idea started changing in 1935 with the formation of a group called Alcoholics Anonymous.
 
3     William Griffith Wilson was born into trouble. His birthplace was a room behind a bar in East Dorset, Vermont. His father left the family in 1905. Bill struggled to complete a high school education. He fought briefly in World War I. He married Lois Burnham and settled down to a normal life with a job on Wall Street. His dreams of normalcy were dashed with the stock market crash in 1929.

Paragraphs 4 to 10:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Feedback on Alcoholics Anonymous
Leave your feedback on Alcoholics Anonymous  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



The 1930's
             The 1930's


United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit


Document Based Activities
      Document Based Activities



Copyright © 2017 edHelper