Inventions that Happened by Accident for Reading or Listening Comprehension

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Mia McDaniel
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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Teach and practice so many reading comprehension skills all year 'round using this fascinating NO PREP resource all about common inventions that were created by mistake! These 12 surprising non-fiction passages with 95 comprehension questions for the classroom or speech-language therapy can be printed or opened on your device to use virtually.

DOWNLOAD the PREVIEW to see more & sample the passages and questions!


12 manageable passages about inventions that were created accidentally! You can address comprehension skills without having students bogged down in lengthy text.

12 optional videos to watch to extend learning or facilitate more discussion (highly recommend for students working on articulation at the conversation level)

► Each passage has 7-9 comprehension questions for students to answer verbally or in writing (room for answering questions is included below each passage).

► You'll get 95 corresponding questions in all

Teaching visuals and strategies for 5 common reading comprehension skills

► For non-readers, use this resource as a listening comprehension activity, Passages can be used with individual students, for partner reading, or for group discussion.

► These passages are great for push-in speech therapy sessions!

NO PREP! Just print and use it immediately!


  • general responding to text
  • general reading or listening comprehension
  • making inferences (37 questions included)
  • vocabulary / context clues (24 opportunities to discuss word meaning)
  • comparing/contrasting (8 tasks)
  • making personal connections to text
  • comparing/contrasting
  • giving rationale for answers or citing evidence
  • generating better titles for passages
  • main idea
  • problem-solving
  • describing


Need more reading comprehension resources? Find all of mine HERE!

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