Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
You, the Consumer


You, the Consumer
Print You, the Consumer Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print You, the Consumer Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.45

     challenging words:    trade-off, economic, best, society, producer, production, scarcity, entertainment, consumer, market, economy, part-time, government, power, labor, individual
     content words:    United States

You, the Consumer
By Cindy Grigg

1     Every time you buy something, you are sending a message. The message is "This is a good product; keep making it." Whenever you buy food, snacks, music, clothing, or other items, you send a message to producers to use the resources out there for the things you like best.
2     You are already an important part of the economy. You may make money by doing chores. Some of you may already have part-time jobs. When you use your money to buy something to use yourself, you are a consumer. The economy depends on consumer purchases to keep going. If everyone all of a sudden decided not to buy things anymore, the economy would stop.
3     All of us use goods and services. Through time, economic systems have developed to meet individuals' needs for food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, medical care, and the many other things that people buy. Economic systems evolved to serve consumers.
4     Consumers can be people like you. Consumers can also be businesses and governments. Businesses that use resources such as wood, steel, or energy to make products are consumers of those resources. Government agencies also purchase goods and services.
5     Economic systems exist to answer three questions. First, what will be produced? Next, what land, labor, raw materials, and machines will be used in production? And third, who will receive the goods and services produced?

Paragraphs 6 to 11:
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 You, the Consumer
Leave your feedback on You, the Consumer   (use this link if you found an error in the story)


More Lessons
             High School Reading Comprehensions and High School Reading Lessons

Social Studies
             Social Studies

    United States History and Theme Units  
    American Government  
    Ancient America  
    Ancient China  
    Ancient Egypt  
    Ancient Greece  
    Ancient India  
    Ancient Mesopotamia  
    Ancient Rome  
    Canadian Theme Unit  
    Country Theme Units  
    Crime and Terrorism  
    European History: 1600s-1800s  
    Famous Educators  
    Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series  
    History of Books and Writing  
    History of Mathematics  
    How Can I Help?  
    Inventors and Inventions  
    Middle Ages  
    World Religion  
    World War I  
    World War II  
    World Wonders  

Copyright © 2018 edHelper