Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Solar System
Comets

Solar System
Solar System


Comets
Print Comets Reading Comprehension with Second Grade Work

Print Comets Reading Comprehension with Third Grade Work

Print Comets Reading Comprehension with Fourth Grade Work

Print Comets Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.52

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    long-haired, spacecraft, crashing, time, another, winds, balls, aboard, lifetime, glow, trip, outer, appear, form, early, space
     content words:    Oort Cloud, Project Mercury


Comets
By Kathleen W. Redman
  

1     It is time for another trip aboard our imaginary spacecraft. This time we are going to look for comets. It should not be too hard to find one. Scientists believe there are about 100 million comets traveling around the sun.
 
2     When people first saw comets, they did not know what to think. Some of them were afraid of the comets. The comets were "long-haired" stars to some people. They looked like flaming swords to others.
 
3     Now we know more about comets. Comets are like snowballs made of frozen gases, rock, and dust. A cloud called a coma surrounds a frozen nucleus. The coma and the nucleus together form the comet's head. They are different sizes. Most of them are about the size of a small town.

Paragraphs 4 to 7:
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 Comets
Leave your feedback on Comets  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



Solar System
             Solar System


More Lessons
             Second Grade Reading Comprehensions and 2nd Grade Reading Lessons


Science
             Science


    Careers in Science  
 
    Caring for Earth  
 
    Clouds  
 
    Dinosaurs  
 
    Earth's Land  
 
    Earth  
 
    Earthquakes  
 
    Electricity  
 
    Energy  
 
    Erosion  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Food Webs and Food Chain  
 
    Forces and Motion  
 
    Fossils  
 
    Health and Nutrition  
 
    How Things Work  
 
    Landforms  
 
    Life Science  
 
    Light  
 
    Magnets  
 
    Matter  
 
 
    Moon  
 
    Natural Disasters  
 
    Photosynthesis  
 
    Plant and Animal Cells  
 
    Plants  
 
    Rocks and Minerals  
 
    Science Process Skills  
 
    Scientific Notation  
 
    Seasons  
 
    Simple Machines  
 
    Soil  
 
    Solar System  
 
    Sound  
 
    Space and Stars  
 
    Sun  
 
    Tsunami  
 
    Volcanoes  
 
    Water Cycle  
 
    Water  
 
    Weather  
 



Copyright © 2017 edHelper