Reading Comprehension Lessons
The goal of Kentucky Food and Farms Files is to provide students and teachers access to timely, relevant texts and videos about Kentucky agriculture, but also provide a learning opportunity by pairing reading comprehension lessons to these texts.
The following articles have been transcribed to printable PDFs. Some have specific reading comprehension questions, but students may also answer these questions for each:
Before You Read/View
1. What do you think is the subject of this article or video?
2. What do you know about this subject, or what opinion do you have about this subject?
3. Note the source, author, and date of the article or video. Do you believe the source/author is credible and the information is still relevant? Why or why not?
While You Read/View
4. As you read or watch, write down any terms that are new to you. Use context—the surrounding text or information—to create a definition of those terms.
After You Read/View
5. Write down two new facts or statements you learned from reading the article or viewing the video.
6. Did the information change any opinions you had about the subject? Why?
7. Write a short (25 words or less) summary, fact, or opinion statement that you would want to share with your friends/peers about this subject.
Educators may download a PDF of these questions to post in front of the room or hand out to each student: Questions to Guide Your Understanding (PDF)
We are adding more articles to this section on a regular basis.
Articles with SpecificQuestions:
- Kentucky Agriculture is More Than Horses
- What is the Role of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture?
- Poultry Ranks High Among Kentucky's Commodities and Exports
- A Case for GMOs
- For Cattle Producers, Kentucky is Cow Country
- Kentucky Pork Industry is Growing
- Four-Legged Mowers: Goats are Green, Economical Alternative for Clearing Land
- Black Vulture Control
- Plotting Kentucky Hemp Fields with Potential
- Kentucky Tobacco Is Still No. 1 for Farm Families
- UKAg Hemp Harvester Design Shows Promise
- University of Kentucky Works to Fight Hunger in Kentucky
- Commissioner Quarles Takes Office
Other printable articles:
- Bovine Bling
- Cover Crop Research: Creating Better Soil and Bigger Yields
- Eastern Kentucky Students Learn About Our Forests and Wood Production
- Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund Feeds Hungry Kentucky Families
- Grain Insurance Fund Protects Kentucky Producers
- Kentucky Easing Poultry Restrictions after Bird Flu Concerns Decrease
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Efforts Lead to HB 529 Passage
- Kentucky Reins Supreme in the Equine Industry
- Lincoln's Neighbors
- New coalition encourages healthy eating, supports local farms
- Technology on the Farm
- University of Kentucky Researchers One Step Closer to Corn Earworm Control