High Interest Reading Activities with Games and Activities...
 Reading Skills 3A Science 4A Science 5A Science 6A Mathematics 3B Science 4B Science

How have the symbols that people use for numbers changed over the centuries? What role have women played in the development of mathematics? What are fractals? Reading Skills 6A is a collection of nonfiction passages with interactive learning activities, written and developed by Fred Ventura, Ph.D. This app is a part of the Reading Skills Series published by Ventura Educational Systems.

 Welcome to Reading Skills 6A Mathematics. This app presents twelve high-interest passages with stories and information about math topics at the sixth-eighth grade reading level. Each passage is followed by three activities to help readers strengthen their reading skills. Reading nonfiction is an essential skill for literacy. Reading Skills 6A Mathematics provides fun, exciting information about the history of numbers, roots of geometry, logic, mathematicians, fractals and much more. Reading Skills 6A - Overview

Each passage is followed by three engaging activities based on the following Common Core Standards for Grade 6 Language Arts:

 Comprehension Multiple Meaning Words Vocabulary Fact vs. Opinion Main Idea and Supporting Ideas Author's Purpose Drawing Conclusions Compare and Contrast Synonyms and Antonyms Using Text Features

Engaging Content

How were the pyramids built? Did you know that Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program more than 100 years ago? What are Fibonacci numbers? These are just a few of the fascinating topics presented in the reading passages for this app.

As students work with this educational app they will improve and strengthen their reading skills. Each high-interest reading passage about mathematics has follow-up activities to help build vocabulary and enhance comprehension.

Using Reading Skills 6A provides three follow-up activities for each of the 12 passages:

• Word Fun - is a word game where a clue is given along with the scrambled letters of a vocabulary word from the passage. The challenge for the student is to unscramble the letters to spell the word.
• Fact Check - is a activity designed to help improve recall and comprehension. When doing this activity students will read a statement and tap either True or False based on the facts presented in the passage.
• Skills Practice - is a activity where questions based on the selected passage is presented. Students demonstrate their reading comprehension skills by answering multiple choice questions.