You can easily print off enough student copies of this factual lesson entitled “The Giant Sequoia Tree: General Sherman.” It works very well for teaching Reading in Social Studies Content. You can incorporate it into a study of the northwestern region of the United States or perhaps a unit on national parks. The lesson has 1 page of informational text, 2 pages of 12 multiple choice questions. There is also 1 page of a large colorful clip art photograph of the General Sherman Tree. (It is bigger than the one in the preview, and in color, not in black-and-white as in the preview.)
Reading comprehension skills checked in the 12 multiple choice questions are: Determining Main Ideas, Locating Details, Making Inferences, Identifying Cause-Effect Relationships, Identifying Types of Figurative Language (simile and metaphor) and Vocabulary. Overall, it is an enjoyable and beneficial lesson. Plus it is on a word document that you can easily edit if you’d like.