common core 5th grade reading list


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 Read a Windows Firewall Log

Microsoft Windows includes a built-in firewall. By default, the firewall does not log any traffic. However, users or system administrators can optionally configure the firewall to log dropped traffic, successful connections or both. If Windows firewall logging is enabled, Windows firewall generates “pfirewall.log” files in the Windows directory hierarchy. You can read the Windows firewall […]



How to Read a Humminbird Fish Finder

Humminbird fish finders are a popular type of fish finder and help fishermen and other recreational boaters determine what is in the water beneath them. These fish finders show the bottom of the lake, river, or reservoir, as well as fish, debris, and other items that are in the water. In addition, Humminbirds give information […]



How to Read the Copyright Page of a Book

The copyright page of a book is full of pertinent information about what the book is, who wrote it, where and when it was published and how you can obtain additional copies of the publication. The concept of the legal copyright began in the year 1710 in Great Britain. Since then, publishers of books have […]



How to Read a Mitutoyo Micrometer

Mitutoyo set out to create an affordable, more accurate micrometer, according to the company’s history. In the years since its foundation, the company met its original goals for the standard mechanical micrometer and has expanded its offerings to include a much larger variety of measurement instruments, including several types of micrometers. Regardless of the style […]



How to Fix a PS3 That Is Not Reading Game Disks

Turning on your Sony PS3 just to find out that it no longer reads discs can be one of the most frustrating experiences for a gamer. If your system is still under warranty, you can easily send it back to Sony for free repair under most circumstances. If the system is not under warranty, however, […]



How to Read Music on Viola Clef

Many people know how to read music in treble clef (G clef) and bass clef (F clef). Yet many people are unfamiliar with Viola Clef (or C Clef). Viola (pronounced Vee-ola) is the middle instrument of the Violin family. The viola looks like a violin. It is bigger than a violin, but smaller than a […]



My Saltwater Pool Does Not Have a Chlorine Reading

Saltwater generators use dissolved salt in the pool water to create free chlorine that cleans the pool. The chlorine level in a saltwater pool should be around 1 part per million (ppm). If your saltwater pool is not reading any chlorine in the water, don’t swim in the pool. You’ll need to troubleshoot why the […]



How to Read Laboratory Blood Results

CBC. BMP. These are names of common blood tests your doctor may order. In fact, two of the most common blood tests are a Complete Blood Count (CBC) and Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Tests like these reflect your general health and give doctors a place […]



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 Read Blueprints of Buildings

Blueprints are a set of drawings that guide architects and builders on how to construct a building. Because buildings are large, blueprints are drawn to scale, meaning they are drawn smaller than the actual building measurements but are drawn in correct proportion to each other. Blueprints are often created using computer assisted design, or CAD, […]



How to Read a Sundial

Sundials have been used since ancient times to tell the time of day. They use shadows cast by a gnomon onto a chart of times on the dial. Differences in global positioning need to be accounted for to read the sun dial correctly if you want to know the exact clock time. Look at the […]



Rock The Vault: Celebrating The Urban And Rural Setting Thesaurus Duo

As we storytellers sit before the keyboard to craft our magic, we’re usually laser-focused on the two titans of fiction: plot and character. Yet, there’s a third element that impacts almost every aspect of the tale, one we really need to home in on as well: the setting. The setting is so much more than […]