books for first graders to read independently


How to Access the Meter Reading on a Canon Copier

Most every copier has a mechanism that tracks and records the copies made on the copier. Meter readings are used by copier service companies to bill the their customers correctly for copies made. Knowing where to get a meter reading on a Canon copier is also useful when considering purchasing a used Canon copier. Having […]



How to Read a Weighing Scale

There are several different types of weighing scales, all used to weigh different things. The easiest kind to read is the digital scale, but an older scale can involve slides, rotating needles and multiple measurements that need to be added together. Learning to decipher all types of scale readings can help in classes, jobs and […]



How to Read a Megger

In order to measure the insulation resistance in electrical wiring and electrical motors, electricians use the megohmmeter, also known as a megger. It differs from an ohmmeter in that, unlike the ohmmeter, it is able to measure resistances in ohm values of more than one million. This capacity is practical when measuring resistance in high-voltage […]



How to Read a Line of Tab-Delimited Text in VBA

Being able to read a line of tab-delimited text using Visual Basic for Applications and parsing each of the words can make your VBA application more dynamic. Often programmers need to read tab-delimited files and display the contents of those files. In VBA, use the “OpenTextfile” method to open a text file that contains tab-delimited […]



How to Read Measurements on an mL Syringe

Most syringes used for injections or to precisely measure oral medication are calibrated in milliliters (mL), also known as cc (cubic centimeters) as this is the standard unit for medication. The most frequently used syringe is the 3 mL syringe, but syringes as small as 0.5 mL and as large as 50 mL are also […]



How to Read & Write Text Files With Visual Basic 6.0

Visual Basic 6.0 provides a straightforward way to open text files and read their contents into a text box on the screen, as well as write new text to a file. Only eleven lines of code are required for the first step, and ten will suffice for the second operation. The process uses the Input […]



How to Read Body Language

Learn all about body language signals for lying, confidence, flirting, and insecurity and how to read other body language in this free video series on body language communication skills. Series Summary Body language is a curious thing. We humans move our bodies and send and receive signals we are often unaware of. This language of […]



How to Read Clarinet Music

When reading clarinet sheet music, it’s important to know that the clarinet reads from the treble staff. Learn how to read a treble staff with help from an elementary school music teacher in this free video on clarinets.



How to Read a Stock Ticker

Edward Calahan invented the stock ticker in 1863 and the New York Stock Exchange installed the first stock ticker in 1867. Messengers used to run price updates from the exchanges to brokers’ offices prior to the ticker. You may spot stock tickers scrolling across financial websites or on digital displays inside and outside financial buildings. […]



How To Read an Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a very challenging imaging modality to comprehend. Sonograms are two-dimensional, grayscale images. Ultrasound waves are sent into the body in pulses. Before another pulse is sent, the time lapsed since the last pulse and the intensity of the returning sound waves (bouncing off of tissues) are used to form an image. Ultrasound waves […]



What Is a Normal Reading for the Oil Gauge?

The normal oil pressure in an internal combustion engine varies from one brand to another and one model to another. What’s normal for a Chevrolet engine may be different for a Toyota engine and the normal pressure for a 4.3L Chevrolet may be different than on a 5.7L Chevrolet motor. Still, oil pressure is an […]



How to Use a Car Code Reader

Car code readers can only be used on OBD II (on-board diagnostic two) systems integrated in all vehicles since 1996. Some GM models began OBD II in 1995. OBD II standardized the location and plug application of the vehicle’s computerized system, which simplified the equipment needed and the diagnosis time. The first OBD II scanners […]



How to Read Bar Codes Manually

The Uniform Code Council (UCC) generates bar codes known as Universal Product Codes (UPCs) for product identification. Bar codes keep track of inventory and pricing. Manually reading bar codes is possible when you understand what the numbers represent. Study the bar code. The first digit indicates the type of product. Digits 2 through 6 are […]



How to Interpret Megohmmeter Readings

Megohmmeters, or meggers, are testing meters used to measure the current leakage from an electrical cable by means of administering an insulation-resistance test. A megger sends voltage through a cable and measures any current leakage in megohms (1,000 ohms). Routine megger tests of aged electrical cable is a prudent way to ensure your circuits are […]



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 Calculate Reading Light Requirements

It’s convenient to have an extra light in a room specifically for reading. Reading requires more light than other activities. By having a reading light, you can keep the rest of the light in your room muted while still having enough in one area to read comfortably. If you put a reading light next to […]



How to Read a Manufacturing Blueprint

When reading a blueprint, it is essential that you know which elements to look for, and what those elements mean. Manufacturing blueprints are images designed to help the reader understand how to build a particular component or device, and how it works. A draftsperson or designer creates blueprints by hand or using specialized software. They […]



How to Read Numerology Charts

Constructing and reading numerology charts is easy if you can do basic, everyday addition. Numerology is an occult practice, like astrology or tarot, which applies the innate meaning of numbers to your individual life path. Discover your personal numbers, create a chart for viewing their patterns and gain new insights into your habits and choices. […]