6th grade reading passages printable


How to Read New York Parking Signs

New York has some of the strictest parking laws around, especially in New York City. The signs are sometimes confusing and can lead to parking tickets when the driver doesn’t realize that the space is not available for parking. Reading the signs and understanding what they mean is very important to avoiding tickets and traffic […]



How to Open Epub

The ePub file format is a digital eBook format. While is it not the only eBook format, it is the format supported by International Digital Publishing Forum. There are number of different ways to open the ePub file, depending on the the devices you own and how you wish to read your eBook. Whether you […]



How to Read CAD House Plan Drawings

You’ve got your contractor. You’re excited about your new home or remodel. Then the contractor hands you a set of computer-aided drawings (CAD) and the whole thing looks like Greek to you. If you have trouble reading computer-aided drawings you aren’t alone. Many design and architectural schools have entire classes dedicated to learning how to […]



How to Read a Civil Scale Ruler

As engineers are designing roads, topographical structures and water mains, they use scales (size reduction) to transfer the design concept to a manageable size set of drawings that provide two- or three-dimensional representation of the project. Civil or engineer rulers (scales) refer to the tools that engineers and plan reviewers use to measure these projects […]



How to Read Bus Time Schedules

Getting around a strange city without a car can be a simple task when you’re equipped with a map of the area’s bus routes. A glance at a bus timetable can leave uninitiated riders scratching their heads trying to decipher a checkerboard of times and places. Finding your destination on the chart along with the […]



How to Read a Mechanical Blueprint

Blueprints are a set of schematic drawings of a project that contractors will use to install, maintain or troubleshoot a structure. Mechanical blueprints illustrate the characteristics and features of the intended product in explicit detail. These drawings render the subject from a number of different perspectives and levels of depth. For example, a mechanical blueprint […]



How to Read an IMG File

A disk image file on Apple computers have either an IMG or DMG file extension and hold the necessary items for installing applications on your hard drive. When opened, the IMG file displays the application’s name with a volume icon on your desktop, which can then be used to install the application and its necessary […]



How To Read VCS Files

A VCS is a type of file that contains calendar data. A VCS file can be read by the both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems. The versatility of the file format comes in handy when you are migrating to a new system of changing operating systems. Opening and viewing VCS files takes a […]



How to Read an Old Mac Floppy in a PC

Floppy disks are long-forgotten relics of an earlier computing age, but many Mac users who have moved on to PCs still have data stored on them they’d like to recover. You need more than just a floppy disk drive to read a Mac floppy disk–a special Mac-to-PC program must be installed on the Windows computer […]



How to Read a Kilowatt Hour Meter

Electrical power is measured in watts, and one thousand watts are known as a kilowatt. The electric utility charges by the kilowatt hour, a unit of one thousand watts per hour. When appliances in your home draw electricity from the power line, it moves through a meter, turning gears whose movements are recorded by numbered […]



Instructions for E-Reader

An E-Reader is obviously convenient in that you can store many books inside without having the luxury of shelf space. While this device may seem intimidating to someone with little electronics experience, it is actually quite simple to use. Once you learn the correct functions and corresponding buttons, you will be able to master your […]



How to Read a Height Gauge

Height gauges are primarily used in workshops and factories to measure the depth of a feature or to measure a distance with accuracy. According to “Quality Digest Magazine,” all height gauges consist of a base, vertical shaft, a measuring unit that travels up and down along the shaft, and an arm protruding from the measuring […]



How to Read a Carpenter Square

A carpenter’s square, also called a framing square, is a versatile instrument for laying out stair stringers, roof rafters and determining angles, among other duties. Usually made from aluminum or steel, carpenter’s squares are etched with tables and numbers that go beyond a simple ruler. These tables are quick references that save builders time by […]



How to Read Blue Screen of Death Minidump Files

The Blue Screen of Death and the accompanying error message that "A problem has been detected…" is a dreaded occurrence for Microsoft Windows users, especially since the information given in the message rarely seems helpful. Even computer-savvy people require tools to decipher the error codes and hexadecimal addresses. Fortunately, tools are available that will help […]



How to Turn on a Screen Reader

A screen reader is a software component that interprets the words on a computer screen and re-represents it in either text-to-speech or a braille output device. Screen readers are part of family of technology used to help the visually impaired, illiterate, or disabled use mainstream computers and other devices. Microsoft, Linux and Apple all have […]



How to Know What Strength Reading Glasses You Need

As people age, they often develop presbyopia, the inability to focus on things close at hand. Bifocals are meant to correct this, but many people find them disorienting or excessively expensive and choose reading glasses instead. Drugstore reading glasses cost less than $10 on average and come in a wide variety of strengths and styles. […]



How to Work as a Psychic Reader

Becoming a psychic reader is a great way to make money on a flexible schedule. Some people are gaining confidence and respect for the art of divination, while others enjoy psychic readings simply as a form of entertainment. Either way, you can enjoy doing readings as part-time work or make it your career. Read on […]