Reading Comprehension Materials, Vol 5

Reading Comprehension Materials, Vol 5

Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A., CCC-SLP

This manual and flashdrive has stories that are both practical and informative, and relate to everyday experiences or are factual with high interest. They are more advanced than the stories in Volume 1 and provide relevant and motivating exercises for adolescents, adults, and veterans with neurological impairments due to acquired brain injuries due to trauma, blasts, tumors, disease, or stroke.

Using a hierarchy of easy to complex exercises, they are designed for individuals with impaired attention, concentration difficulties, trouble recalling new information, or visual field neglect. Individuals who have the workbook can practice regularly between therapy sessions. This enables the person to readily see progress with advancement to lengthier and more complex stories.

Includes manual and flashdrive.

Item: KK5
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The workbook progresses from a simple word level tasks to stories ranging from 4th to 10th grade reading level.

Section I – uses tasks to identify words, find synonyms and find antonyms.

Section II – has paragraphs with directions to follow to demonstrate comprehension of specific information

Section III – examines paragraph content by “what” and “who” questions and yes/no responses.

Section IV – presents factual stories with questions.

Sections V & VI – use simple stories with questions to answer with increasing length and complexity.

Item KK5
ISBN# 1-880504-05-7
Pages 350 pages, spiral bound, plus flashdrive
Year New edition with flashdrive, 2014.


Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A., CCC-SLP

She received her Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology in 1968 from the University of Massachusetts and has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practice and home health care. She is a motivational speaker, marketing consultant, and trainer on the local, state and national level. She conducts family support groups and provides staff training on Life Enhancement. Ms Kilpatrick's recent area of focus has been helping individuals interested in person directed care to create their own Lifestyle Care Plan.



Suggested Uses

Thinking About Words

Following Directions

What / Who Stories

Stories in Parts

Short Stories I

Short Stories II

More Stories



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1. Last week John was involved in a car accident. He was not hurt, but the car was damaged. The front fender will have to be replaced.

A. Cross out - how the car was damaged.

B. Draw a line above and below - what had to be replaced.

2. Susan Weber is a television producer in New York City. She lives in Connecticut and takes the train to work five days a week.

A. Underline - how Susan gets to work.

B. Put a box around - what Susan does for a living.

3. Mrs. Mitchell has just returned from a two-week trip to Scotland and England. Next month she expects to visit her son in Dallas, Texas.

A. Circle - who she was going to visit in Dallas.

B. Put two lines under - what foreign countries Mrs. Mitchell visited.

4. Last week Doug got his bill for his first semester of college tuition. He earned enough money during the summer to pay for his tuition, but he will need to take out a loan to cover the cost of books and living expenses.

A. Draw a line through - what the bill was for.

B. Put two dots above - how Doug plans to pay for his living expenses.

Jack was a television reporter for a local station in his home town. He was pleased when he was chosen to cover the Challenger lift-off at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Jack, along with 3,000 other reporters and media people, sat in an area reserved just for the press. These seats were over 3 miles from the launch pad for safety reasons. Jack and the other people watching this lift-off had no idea of the tragedy that would take place that January day in 1986.

A. For whom did Jack work?


radio station

television station

B. About which space flight was he going to report?




C. About how many other people sat in the section reserved for the press?




D. How far were they from the launch site?

30 yards

30 miles

3 miles

E. When did this tragic event occur?

January, 1986

June, 1987

January, 1987

The helicopter over the Millers' house sounded like a large egg beater. It seemed to hover in one place for such a long time. The neighbors began to be concerned, so Mrs. Mylen called the police to find out if they knew anything about it. Officer Johnson assured her that there was nothing to worry about. The helicopter was taking aerial pictures of the Millers' house for a real estate firm that was going to be selling the house. It was Mrs. Mylen who called the other concerned neighbors and gave them the news.

A. What was making the noise?

egg beater



B. Who was concerned?




C. What was the officer's name?




D. Over whose house was the helicopter hovering?




E. Who called the neighbors?

Mrs. Johnson

Mrs. Mylen

Mr. Mylen

A rainbow is such a pretty sight in the sky. The only time you can see a rainbow is when it is raining and the sun is also shining. A rainbow can be seen only early in the morning or late in the afternoon. It can not be seen in the middle of the day. In order to see the rainbow, it must be raining in front of ybu and the sun shining behind you. That is why it can't be seen at noon when the sun is directly overhead. What is a rainbow? It is a great curved band of colors. Ordinary sunlight is really a mixture of all of the colors. You've seen sunlight strike the edge of a soap bubble. It will form a mini-rainbow of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. This band of colors is called a spectrum which forms the colors of a rainbow. If you see a rainbow in the morning, it means the sun is shining in the east and showers are falling in the west. An evening rainbow means exactly the opposite. Folklore has it that there is a pot of gold to be found at the end of every rainbow.

A. This is a story about a




B. Rainbows can be seen early in the




C. In order to see a rainbow it must be raining

in front of you

behind you

for two days

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