free printable 5th grade reading comprehension worksheets


How to Read Down Syndrome Markers on an Ultrasound During Pregnancy

Down syndrome markers are indications, on an ultrasound, that a fetus may have down syndrome. Down syndrome markers found on ultrasounds are controversial, because the markers may occur in fetuses without down syndrome. The markers are not always reliable. Common markers used to identify down syndrome include echogenic bowel, echogenic intracardiac focus, dilation of the […]



How to Read an Rpm Gauge

The rpm (revolutions per minute) gauge is an integral part of most vehicles. Whether you are operating your vehicle in a standard fashion or you are attempting to troubleshoot a problem, the rpm gauge can come in handy. Revolutions per minute refers to how many full revolutions something has made, such as an engine in […]



How to Read a Reverse Mortgage Statement

Reverse mortgages, available to homeowners 62 and older who have equity in their home, allow homeowners to get cash from that equity without selling their home — and without making monthly payments as long as the homeowners are still using the home as their principal residence. It works similarly to taking out a line of […]



How to Improve a Low Carbon Dioxide Reading

A low carbon dioxide reading in the body can cause anxiety, vision problems, blackouts, muscle cramps and dizziness. The body’s carbon dioxide concentration reading measures the amount of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream, with an expected normal reading of 40 mmHg. Physical conditions alter this normal state, creating alkalinity in the blood if this concentration […]



How to Read an Imperial Micrometer

A micrometer is an elegant device for making very small measurements, accurate to within a thousandth of an inch. With a micrometer, you can take measurements in both the standard (metric) and imperial systems, though you have to know how to read the markings on the device. A measurement line, like that on a ruler, […]



How to Read a Thermocouple With a Voltmeter

A thermocouple is a small electrical device that is basically the junction of two wires that are composed of different metals. Because different metals react differently to temperature, an electric potential develops at the juncture. This electrical potential varies with temperature, and therefore the temperature can be calculated when the voltage is known. A voltmeter […]



How to Troubleshoot an Acer Laptop Card Reader

Acer, the inexpensive, Windows-based computer company, produces a wide range of laptop systems. Many of these systems have a built-in card reader. Card readers detect and upload content saved on external memory cards, such as the popular SD card. However, if the Acer card reader is not properly reading the memory card, you must troubleshoot […]



How to Read the SYS DIA Pulse

Personal blood pressure monitors allow you to check your blood pressure at any given time. When you use one of these monitors to check your blood pressure, the monitor displays two numbers. One of these numbers measures your systolic pressure, which is the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats, and one measures your […]



Why are Phonics Important for Reading?

Definition When educators talk about phonics, they are referring to the explicit teaching of the relationships between phonemes (the sounds of language)and graphemes (the written representations of language) so that students can decode (sound out) words. Why Phonics? While it’s true that most of us do memorize whole words on occasion (such as names or […]



How to Make a Web Page Flip Like Reading a Book

To make a page or post on your website display a book image with pages that flip, install WordPress. After installing WordPress, add a free plug-in that allows the selected areas of your website to appear as a virtual book. Several such plug-ins are available that will add this feature to your site. This process […]



Learn to Read Blueprints

Blueprints are easy to grasp once you’ve reviewed them. Once you have the basic experience needed to read blueprints, it’s fun to follow the schematics. Many people try to hit the books, read a website, or take a class to understand a blueprint, but you’ll get more out of these other materials if you first […]



How to Improve College Reading Skills

When they start college students often feel overwhelmed by the amount of reading they are expected to do¡ªand many stay that way throughout their college career. That¡¯s unfortunate because there are methods to improve college reading skills that make it easier and faster to handle the load. If you want to improve college reading g […]