Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Doin' the Luge



Doin' the Luge
Print Doin' the Luge Reading Comprehension with Fourth Grade Work

Print Doin' the Luge Reading Comprehension with Fifth Grade Work

Print Doin' the Luge Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.24

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    chutes, left-hand, participant, elevation, shift, banked, backs, racing, lies, steered, races, fastest, skeleton, such, bobsled, luge
     content words:    Nagano Olympics

Other Languages
     French: Faire d'la Luge
     Spanish: Doin' the Luge
     German: Rennrodeln


Doin' the Luge
By Jane Runyon
  

1     There are three Olympic events that use sleds. In the bobsled, two or four people sit together as they go down the track. In the luge, one or two people lie on their backs and go feet first down the track. The third event is the skeleton.
 
2     Let's first take a look at the track the sledders use. For the Olympics, the track is 4,708 feet long. That's just about 500 feet less than a mile. The sledders will descend 274 feet in elevation from the start of their run to the finish. During their run they will make eleven left-hand turns and eight right-hand turns.
 
3     Luge is the French word for sled. The dictionary defines a luge as a type of small sled which can be ridden by one or two people. They will be lying face up sliding feet first down snowy hillsides. They also travel down steeply banked, curving, iced chutes like those used in bobsledding. Luge sleds are steered by the riders' shifting weight. They can also pull leather straps connected to the runners or drag their feet.

Paragraphs 4 to 8:
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 Doin' the Luge
Leave your feedback on Doin' the Luge   (use this link if you found an error in the story)




Copyright © 2017 edHelper