LIVING IN A COMMUNITY LESSON
Print the Living in a Community reading
comprehension passage and questions (see
Older students should read the story silently,
then answer the questions about the story that follow.
Excerpt from passage
We all live in a community. Do you live in the country or in the suburbs? Do you live in a small town or a big city? Do you have a lot of neighbors or none?
There are different kinds of communities all over the world. Which community do you live in?
A farming community is spread out through what is called the country. People in farming communities may not have neighbors for miles. Some farms are closer together and some are far apart. Farmers often have animals and plant many crops on their land. Their children may have many chores such as milking cows, and gathering eggs. The children in a farming community also have to take care of chores around the house like doing the dishes and keeping their bedrooms clean.
Farmers in a community share their crops. Some may pay another for their crop or for the seeds needed to plant the crop. Others may trade crops with one another. As a member of a farming community everyone must do their part to help make money to live. If you live in a farming community this means you must always do your chores because your family depends on you. When you do your chores and help out with the farm in other ways you are being a good citizen.
A small town or village is a place with houses closer together than in the country. The population of the town is usually small enough that everyone knows everyone else. In a small community there may be small shops, convenient stores, or even diners and restaurants which provide jobs and money to help boost the economy of the town. (continued...)
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