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Kevlar | Nonfiction Reading Test - Kevlar may be best known for its ability to form clothing that can stop bullets, but its used in a bunch of other products too. Learn more about this miracle fiber and the woman who discovered it in this reading passage. View my readibility scores . Kevlar | Nonfiction Reading Test | RTF Kevlar | Nonfiction Reading Test | PDF Kevlar | Nonfiction Reading Test | Preview Kevlar | Nonfiction Reading Test | Answers Kevlar | Nonfiction Reading Test | Ereading Worksheet

Tigers | Nonfiction Reading Test - Tigers are beautiful, deadly, and vanishing. Learn more about these ferocious felines and answer multiple-choice questions to demonstrate and improve your reading skills. View my readibility scores . Tigers | Nonfiction Reading Test | RTF Tigers | Nonfiction Reading Test | PDF Tigers | Nonfiction Reading Test | Preview Tigers | Nonfiction Reading Test | Answers Tigers | Nonfiction Reading Test | Ereading Worksheet

Idioms Worksheet 5 - This worksheet has another 15 idioms used in context-rich sentences. Students determine the meaning of each idiom based on how it is used. View my readibility scores . Idioms Worksheet 5 | RTF Idioms Worksheet 5 | PDF Idioms Worksheet 5 | Preview Idioms Worksheet 5 | Answers

Poetic Devices Worksheet 3 - This worksheet has 10 snippets taken from classic poems. Each is rich in poetic devices such as alliteration, consonance, onomatopoeia, repetition, rhyme, and rhythm. Students identify which techniques are being used in each question and then explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Poetic Devices Worksheet 3 | RTF Poetic Devices Worksheet 3 | PDF Poetic Devices Worksheet 3 | Preview Poetic Devices Worksheet 3 | Answers

Poetic Devices Worksheet 4 - This worksheet has five pages and 26 examples of poetry packed with rich language. Students determine whether each example is using alliteration, consonance, onomatopoeia, repetition, rhyme, and / or rhythm. View my readibility scores . Poetic Devices Worksheet 4 | RTF Poetic Devices Worksheet 4 | PDF Poetic Devices Worksheet 4 | Preview Poetic Devices Worksheet 4 | Answers

Personification Worksheet 7 - This worksheet features 10 more poetic examples of personification. Students identify what is being personified and then explain the human quality or trait that is given. View my readibility scores . Personification Worksheet 7 | RTF Personification Worksheet 7 | PDF Personification Worksheet 7 | Preview Personification Worksheet 7 | Answers

Genre Worksheet 2 - This genre worksheet has 17 short descriptions of different texts. Students identify the genre and subgenre of each text based on details in the descriptions. Then students explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Genre Worksheet 2 | RTF Genre Worksheet 2 | PDF Genre Worksheet 2 | Preview Genre Worksheet 2 | Answers Genre Worksheet 2 | Ereading Worksheet

Genre Worksheet 4 - This worksheet has 9 problems to help students become genre experts. Students read short descriptions of texts and determine the genre and subgenre based on textual details. Then they explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Genre Worksheet 4 | RTF Genre Worksheet 4 | PDF Genre Worksheet 4 | Preview Genre Worksheet 4 | Answers Genre Worksheet 4 | Ereading Worksheet

Genre Worksheet 8 - This worksheet has 8 more descriptions of texts. Students read the descriptions, identify the genre and subgenre of each text, and then explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Genre Worksheet 8 | RTF Genre Worksheet 8 | PDF Genre Worksheet 8 | Preview Genre Worksheet 8 | Answers Genre Worksheet 8 | Ereading Worksheet

Genre and Author's Purpose Worksheet - This worksheet features descriptions of 9 texts. Students determine the genre, subgenre, and author's purpose of each text based on these descriptions. Then students explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Genre and Author's Purpose Worksheet | RTF Genre and Author's Purpose Worksheet | PDF Genre and Author's Purpose Worksheet | Preview Genre and Author's Purpose Worksheet | Answers

Main Idea Worksheet 1 - This worksheet is great for giving students rapid-fire practice with main idea. It has seven problems. Students read a short passage and write the main idea in a single sentence. They also come up with a title for the passage. View my readibility scores . Main Idea Worksheet 1 | RTF Main Idea Worksheet 1 | PDF Main Idea Worksheet 1 | Preview Main Idea Worksheet 1 | Answers Main Idea Worksheet 1 | Ereading Worksheet

Main Idea Worksheet 2 - This worksheets has six more nonfiction passages. Students read each passage, interpret the main idea, and come up with a title for the passage that expresses the main idea. View my readibility scores . Main Idea Worksheet 2 | RTF Main Idea Worksheet 2 | PDF Main Idea Worksheet 2 | Preview Main Idea Worksheet 2 | Answers Main Idea Worksheet 2 | Ereading Worksheet

Main Idea With Robots Worksheet - This worksheet has six passages related to robots. Students read each passage, interpret the main idea of the text, and think of a title that expresses the main idea of each. View my readibility scores . Main Idea With Robots Worksheet | RTF Main Idea With Robots Worksheet | PDF Main Idea With Robots Worksheet | Preview Main Idea With Robots Worksheet | Answers

Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet 1 - This worksheet contains 6 paragraphs about everything from rodeo clowns to machine guns. Students write a sentence explaining the main idea of each paragraph, create a title related to the main idea of the passage, and then create and use a graphic organizer to visually represent the structure of the passage. View my readibility scores . Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet 1 | RTF Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet 1 | PDF Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet 1 | Preview Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet 1 | Answers

Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet | Amnesia - In this unforgettable worksheet, students read six amnesia-themed passages, explain the main idea of each passage, and create a graphic organizer that visually represent the structure of the text. This is one to remember. View my readibility scores . Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet | Amnesia | RTF Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet | Amnesia | PDF Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet | Amnesia | Preview Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet | Amnesia | Answers

Summary and Main Idea with Ninjas - Students read four short passages about ninjas. They summarize each paragraph and think of a title that expresses the main idea. View my readibility scores . Summary and Main Idea with Ninjas | RTF Summary and Main Idea with Ninjas | PDF Summary and Main Idea with Ninjas | Preview Summary and Main Idea with Ninjas | Answers

Summarizing Activity about the Lost Colony of Roanoke - Students read a text about the lost colony of Roanoke, the first English colony in America, and summarize each paragraph. There are seven paragraph in this text. View my readibility scores . Summarizing Activity about the Lost Colony of Roanoke | RTF Summarizing Activity about the Lost Colony of Roanoke | PDF Summarizing Activity about the Lost Colony of Roanoke | Preview Summarizing Activity about the Lost Colony of Roanoke | Answers

Text Structure Worksheet | Schooling - This worksheet has 5 paragraphs related to schooling. Students identify the text structure of each and place information from the passages into appropriate graphic organizers. View my readibility scores . Text Structure Worksheet | Schooling | RTF Text Structure Worksheet | Schooling | PDF Text Structure Worksheet | Schooling | Preview Text Structure Worksheet | Schooling | Answers

Text Structure Worksheet | The Revolutionary War - Students read 5 paragraphs about the American Revolutionary War. Students determine the text structure of each passage. Then they create and use graphic organizers to represent important information from each paragraph. View my readibility scores . Text Structure Worksheet | The Revolutionary War | RTF Text Structure Worksheet | The Revolutionary War | PDF Text Structure Worksheet | The Revolutionary War | Preview Text Structure Worksheet | The Revolutionary War | Answers

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The reading comprehension passages below include 9th and 10th grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Please use any of the printable worksheets (you may duplicate them) in your high school classroom or at home. Just click on the worksheet title to view details about the PDF and print or download to your computer.

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Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband

Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband

Go behind the scenes of the Continental Congress with this point of view worksheet on Abigail Adam’s letter to her husband, John.

Character Analysis in The Red Badge of Courage

Character Analysis in The Red Badge of Courage

Your student will analyze the main character from the classic novel, “The Red Badge of Courage” in this worksheet.

Churchill’s Speech: We Shall Fight on the Beaches

Churchill’s Speech: We Shall Fight on the Beaches

Your student will discover Winston Churchill’s gift of oratory in this worksheet.

Different Perspectives: The American Revolution

Different Perspectives: The American Revolution

Poet Rudyard Kipling offers an alternative perspective on the American Revolution in this worksheet on point of view.

Find the Meaning: JFK’s Inaugural Speech

Find the Meaning: JFK’s Inaugural Speech

In this worksheet, your student will determine the meaning of some phrases in President Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech.

Mark Antony’s Oration from Julius Caesar

Mark Antony’s Oration from Julius Caesar

Mark Antony’s oration from Julius Caesar is the focus of this worksheet for determining the purpose of the text.

Setting the Scene: Great Expectations

Setting the Scene: Great Expectations

In this worksheet, your student will analyze the setting in a scene from Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”

Slavery in the Constitution

Slavery in the Constitution

Your student can compare different parts of the Constitution that relate to slavery.

Tension in The Pit and the Pendulum

Tension in The Pit and the Pendulum

Here’s a worksheet on how Poe’s uses structure to create tension in “The Pit and the Pendulum.”

Two Viewpoints: Lee Surrenders to Grant, 1865

Two Viewpoints: Lee Surrenders to Grant, 1865

In this worksheet, your student will compare the writings of Ulysses S. Grant with a painting of the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court House.

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The goal of these worksheets is to help further develop their 9th grade reading comprehension and analytical skills. These worksheets are typically more complex and challenging than those designed for lower grades, reflecting the increased reading level and the more sophisticated analysis expected at this grade level.

Each worksheet usually contains a passage or excerpt from a complex literary or informational text. This could be a chapter from a novel, a scientific article, a historical document, a poem, or a piece of drama.

After the text, there will likely be multiple-choice or identification questions designed to test students’ understanding of the text, asking about specific details, main ideas, themes, or the meanings of words in context.

There will also be open-ended questions that require students to draw inferences, analyze elements of the text, compare and contrast themes or ideas, and evaluate arguments and evidence.

These questions help develop critical thinking skills and often require students to provide textual evidence to support their answers. These worksheets may contain sections that ask students to interpret and use more advanced vocabulary, understand figurative language, analyze an author’s word choices, or explore the impact of connotation and denotation.

A grade 9 student should be able to fluently read and critically engage with a wide array of texts, including classical literature and technical documents. They should possess a robust vocabulary, enabling them to tackle sophisticated words and understand nuanced meanings in various contexts. Analytical skills are essential, with students deciphering complex themes, identifying symbolism, and recognizing elements like tone and mood. They should be equipped to evaluate the credibility of sources, differentiate between subjective opinions and objective facts, and detect potential biases. Students should be proficient in making inferences, drawing conclusions based on textual evidence, and forming connections between different literary works or ideas. Students in the 9th grade should competently analyze the structure of texts, understanding the significance of elements like sequencing, flashbacks, or parallel narratives.

What Reading Skills Should A High School Freshman Master?

In high school, freshmen should strive to master several important reading skills to strengthen their comprehension and overall literacy. Firstly, expanding vocabulary is crucial, as it enables students to grasp the meaning of complex texts. They should actively learn new words, utilize context clues, and make use of resources like dictionaries and word lists.

Active reading is another vital skill, involving strategies such as previewing, annotating, and note-taking to engage with texts actively. By doing so, students improve their comprehension, identify main ideas, and establish connections within the text.

Identifying the main idea or central theme of a text is essential. Freshmen should develop the ability to understand the primary message or argument presented and summarize it succinctly.

Additionally, students should learn to analyze the structure of a text, recognizing different formats like cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution, and chronological order. This skill helps them comprehend and organize information effectively.

The capacity to make inferences and draw conclusions is critical. Students should practice inferring information not explicitly stated and justifying their conclusions using evidence from the text.

Evaluating arguments is another important skill, where students learn to critically analyze the credibility, relevance, and logic of the arguments presented in texts. This involves identifying persuasive techniques, biases, and logical fallacies.

Understanding the author’s purpose and tone is key to comprehending texts thoroughly. Students should be able to discern the author’s intention, whether it is to inform, persuade, entertain, or provoke.

Additionally, they should identify the tone of the text, which contributes to understanding the intended message and evaluating the author’s perspective.

Developing research skills is crucial for academic success. Freshmen should learn to locate reliable sources, extract pertinent information, and synthesize findings effectively. This equips them with the necessary tools for assignments and helps them become knowledgeable readers.

Encouraging critical reading involves questioning and challenging the text, considering diverse perspectives, and forming independent opinions. This skill promotes independent thinking and enhances analytical abilities.

Finally, contextual understanding is important for comprehending texts within their historical, cultural, and social contexts. It allows students to uncover deeper meanings and appreciate diverse perspectives in literature and informational texts.

How Can Grade 9 Students Improve Their Reading Skills?

A 9th grade student can enhance reading comprehension by delving into a broad spectrum of texts, ensuring exposure to both classic literature and contemporary writings. Engaging in critical discussions about readings, whether in study groups or book clubs, can deepen understanding and offer fresh perspectives. Annotation remains crucial; highlighting pivotal passages, noting unfamiliar words, and jotting down reactions aids active reading. Breaking down complex sentences or paragraphs, and summarizing them in their own words, can ensure clarity of comprehension. Setting aside distractions and creating a conducive reading environment can enhance focus, allowing for better absorption of material. It is all about consistently reviewing and reflecting upon readings, perhaps through journaling or discussion, reinforces comprehension and fosters a habit of thoughtful engagement with texts.

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Ninth-grade readers are tasked with learning the difference between formal and informal tone. More specifically, students should be able to analyze how the author’s word choices impact the tone of the reading. Additionally, readers acquire skills related to differentiating between primary and secondary sources by examining things like the author’s point of view, the date the text was written, and the source of the information. Utilize the exercises below to advance these skills on top of twice-a-week practice with reading comprehension worksheets.

Writing Formal Letters

This activity asks students to write a formal letter to a person they admire, asking them to come to speak at their school. This exercise focuses on the use of formal language (i.e., complex sentences, avoiding the use of contractions) to help students identify how formal language differs from informal language. For example, students would write, “I would like to request that you come speak to students at my school about your experiences in the armed forces,” rather than “Hey, I’d love for you to come talk at my school.”

Thinking Like a Historian

Present students with a range of documents that discuss the same historical event. Then ask students to identify which documents were written at the time the event occurred and which were written after the fact. In doing so, students will learn one key element of primary sources – pieces that were written at the time the event occurred are primary while those written after the fact are secondary.

Examining Point of View

To understand how authors can have differing viewpoints on the same subject, ask students to analyze primary and secondary resources on the same topic from multiple authors. Specifically, encourage students to write down the differences they find in each account of the event. Then, use those differences as a springboard for a discussion of how people’s perceptions of the same event can be different both at the time the event occurs and as authors recount the event later on.

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Below are 10 reading comprehension worksheets and tests that are accurately measured to fit the 9th grade level.

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The Importance of Minerals

Central message, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view, Cause and effect comprehension

Taping and Bracing

Central message, lesson or moral, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view, Cause and effect comprehension

Latin as a second language

Central message, lesson or moral, Identifying the author’s point of view, Identifying the main topic and key ideas

Fixed On Lincoln

Central message, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Cause and effect comprehension.

Dividing Oceans

Central message, lesson or moral, Identifying the main topic and key ideas.

Chores are Good

Cause and effect comprehension, Identifying the main topic and key ideas,Central message.

Being bullied

Cause and effect comprehension, Identifying intent and conclusions, Summarizing.

Amazon Snakes!

Identifying the main topic and key ideas,Identifying the author’s point of view, lesson or moral.

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One of the many anchor standards we see often asks students to examine passages for evidence that supports a hypothesis or major thought. While students are new to the High School setting as Freshman, this is the first step students take to prepare themselves for college. To have a level of reading comprehension that keeps students at the national average they should be fluent readers with a decent vocabulary and understanding of grammar mechanics and syntax. What sets students apart at this level is depth of vocabulary and having the ability to infer what they are reading. We will find some students who have fallen through the cracks. The best way to catch up these readers is to have them read often and discuss what they are reading actively.

These worksheets look to address this standard pretty thoroughly. Characters of stories are often deeply analyzed and you will find two sets of sheets here that address that as well. Please pay attention to directions of each sheet as they may look similar, but ask you to do something completely differently. We also have a few worksheets that will focus on external literature. These are the big titles that most schools always assign. As students enter high school their reading endurance begins to be tested. Gone are the days of the several paragraph long passages. This begin to become frustrate students who don’t realize quickly that whether you are reading four paragraphs or four pages your approach should be relatively the same.

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Eleanor Roosevelt on Fear Reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt on Fear Questions

Read the quotation above from Eleanor Roosevelt. Discuss its relevance to the passage that you just read. What event from Eleanor’s own life illustrates her position on dealing with fear?

Heathcliff and Catherine Reading

The passage below is from a book called Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Read the passage. Then answer the questions.

Heathcliff and Catherine Page 2

After having dug up her grave and seeing her body, Heathcliff says that he is "pacified—a little." Why is he pacified? What was he seeking peace from?

The Crisis Reading

From The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

England and France

Excerpted from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

England and France Worksheet

What historical period is this novel going to be about? Support your answer with text evidence.

Disappointment Worksheet

What does the speaker mean by saying that the days wear us down in ambition?

Bingley Reading Comprehension

A story of confidence and lawless nature.

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From Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Bingley Questions

Of the three characters mentioned in this passage, which one is of the opinion that "a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife?"

Lord of the Flies Comprehension Questions

Make inferences to answer each of the following questions. Support your answers with text evidence.

Lord of the Flies Part 2

Why doesn't Ralph want to leave Piggy alone at night with the littleuns?

Out, Out Reading Passage

A masterpiece by Frost.

Out, Out Questions

"Out, out" is a reference to Shakespeare's play Macbeth. Explain the reference.

Laughter as a Weapon

Think of a subject in your world which would be a good subject for satire.

Man's Nature Reading Passage

From The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Man's Nature Questions

Can you identify with Dr. Jekyll’s feelings? Why or why not?

John Steinbeck

To please his parents, Steinbeck enrolled at Stanford University. Unsuited to college life, he came and went for six years before finally abandoning college for good in 1925.

An Inventory Reading Passage

From Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

An Inventory Questions

Why do the Lilliputians think that it is a god?

Macy's Plans Reading

I had received hundreds of letter from Macy over the years. This one was much different.

Macy's Plans Questions

Do you think that Macy got along with her mother?

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Short Story Reading Comprehension Worksheets

  • Beginning Level
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  • "My Friend" - Low Beginning. 3 answer choices. 7 questions. 74 words.
  • "My House" - Low Beginning. 3 answer choices. 7 questions. 92 words.
  • "Time to..." - Low Beginning. 4 answer choices. 11 questions. 89 words.
  • "My Family" - Low Beginning. 4 answer choices. 6 questions. 90 words.
  • "Rainy Day" - Low Beginning. 4 answer choices. 5 questions. 78 words.
  • "A Call to the Pool" - Low Beginning. 4 answer choices. 5 questions. 116 words.
  • "The Singing Bird" - Low Beginning. 4 answer choices. 5 questions. 96 words.
  • "Seeing Stars" - Low Beginning. 4 answer choices. 8 questions. 92 words.
  • "I Fly" - Low Beginning. 4 answer choices. 4 questions. 113 words.
  • "The Drive" - Mid Beginning. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 120 words.
  • "Zach's Animals" - Mid Beginning. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 104 words.
  • "Griffin's Talents" - Mid Beginning. 4 answer choices. 9 questions. 112 words.
  • "A Happy Visitor" - Mid Beginning. 4 answer choices. 5 questions. 170 words.
  • "An Adventure" - Mid Beginning. 4 answer choices. 5 questions. 177 words.
  • "Running" - Mid Beginning. 4 answer choices. 5 questions. 148 words.
  • "Paul Cooks" - Mid Beginning. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 112 words.
  • "Bella Hides" - Mid Beginning. 4 answer choices. 8 questions. 135 words.
  • "First Prize" - Mid Beginning. 4 answer choices. 8 questions. 155 words.
  • "What Number?" - Mid Beginning. 4 answer choices. 12 questions. 154 words.
  • "The Interview" - High Beginning. 4 answer choices. 9 questions. 205 words.
  • "Julian's Work" - High Beginning. 4 answer choices. 12 questions. 194 words.
  • "Talia's Special Day" - High Beginning. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 204 words.
  • "One Hundred Dollars" - High Beginning. 4 answer choices. 13 questions. 273 words.
  • "New Shoes for Maddy" - High Beginning. 4 answer choices. 11 questions. 223 words.
  • "The 20" - High Beginning. 4 answer choices. 12 questions. 256 words.
  • "Big City Noise" - High Beginning. 4 answer choices. 13 questions. 238 words.
  • Intermediate Level
  • "By the Water" - Low Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 9 questions. 225 words.
  • "A Cold Day" - Low Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 14 questions. 286 words.
  • "Vet Emergency!" - Low Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 247 words.
  • "Late" - Low Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 14 questions. 284 words.
  • "The Brenners" - Low Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 13 questions. 297 words.
  • "Bullied" - Low Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 13 questions. 197 words.
  • "The New School" - Low Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 14 questions. 286 words.
  • "The Park" - Low Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 11 questions. 297 words.
  • "Worth Working For" - Mid Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 280 words.
  • "The Rent Man" - Mid Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 12 questions. 215 words.
  • "Time with Grandpa" - Mid Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 9 questions. 237 words.
  • "The Bus Driver" - Mid Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 15 questions. 294 words.
  • "A Day Like No Other" - Mid Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 12 questions. 305 words.
  • "A Mystery" - Mid Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 247 words.
  • "Just One Touch" - Mid Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 15 questions. 326 words.
  • "Wanga" - Mid Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 13 questions. 340 words.
  • "Ana Finds an Apartment" - Mid Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 12 questions. 408 words.
  • "Guermo's Surprise" - High Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 9 questions. 372 words .
  • "Canopy of Nature" - High Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 8 questions. 332 words .
  • "Blizzard in Birmingham" - High Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 319 words.
  • "A Christmas in March" - High Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 385 words.
  • "Bail" - High Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 301 words.
  • "Clean Water Act" - High Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 632 words.
  • "BB" - High Intermediate. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 511 words .
  • Advanced Level
  • "The Mini Problem" - Low Advanced. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 291 words .
  • "Flower Power" - Low Advanced. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 368 words.
  • "Seeing Clearly" - Low Advanced. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 284 words .
  • "Accused" - Low Advanced. 4 answer choices. 12 questions. 285 words.
  • "City Girl" - Low Advanced. 4 answer choices. 13 questions. 429 words.
  • "Fried" - Mid Advanced. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 235 words.
  • "Tattoo" - Mid Advanced. 4 answer choices. 11 questions. 350 words.
  • "The Transfers" - Mid Advanced. 4 answer choices. 12 questions. 381 words.
  • "Wild" - Mid Advanced. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 493 words.
  • "Scorpion" - Low Advanced. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 333 words
  • "Remains of a Marriage" - Mid Advanced. 4 answer choices. 11 questions. 345 words.
  • "Museum Hours" - Mid Advanced. 4 answer choices. 10 questions. 179 words.
  • "Seeing Through" - High Advanced. 5 answer choices. 10 questions. 326 words.
  • "Ursula Pugh" - High Advanced. 5 answer choices. 8 questions. 324 words.
  • "Dreams" - High Advanced. 4 answer choices. 12 questions. 357 words.
  • "Tracks" - High Advanced. 5 answer choices. 11 questions. 531 words.
  • "Love Train" - High Advanced. 5 answer choices. 12 questions. 646 words.
  • "The Storm" - High Advanced. 4 answer choices. 12 questions. 407 words.

Informational Passages Reading Comprehension Worksheets

In these reading comprehension worksheets, students are asked questions about information they have read about a specific topic. each passage reads similar to a newspaper of journal article, and provides interesting information about some aspect of history, nature, mechanics, science, art, and more. questions involve critical thinking with a focus on logic and inference..

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  • "The Sun" - Low Beginning. 3 questions. Under 50 words.
  • "Gas" - Low Beginning. 3 questions. Under 50 words.
  • "Music" - Low Beginning. 4 questions. Under 50 words.
  • "Birds" - Low Beginning. 4 questions. Under 50 words.
  • "The Heart" - Low Beginning. 4 questions. Under 50 words.
  • "The Butterfly" - Low Beginning. 5 questions. Under 50 words.
  • "Pigs" - Low Beginning. 3 questions. Under 50 words.
  • "The Brain" - Low Beginning. 3 questions. Under 50 words.
  • "The Ocean" - Low Beginning. 7 questions. Under 100 words.
  • "Trees" - Low Beginning. 4 questions. Under 100 words.
  • "Alligators" - Low Beginning. 6 questions. Under 100 words.
  • "The Blow-Dryer" - Low Beginning. 5 questions. Under 100 words.
  • "Green Grass" - Low Beginning. 6 questions. Under 100 words.
  • "Taste" - Low Beginning. 4 questions. Under 100 words.
  • "Bees" - Mid Beginning. 10 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "Frogs" - Mid Beginning. 10 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "Beds" - Mid Beginning. 10 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "Humans" - Mid Beginning. 10 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "Fish" - Mid Beginning. 10 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "Houses" - Mid Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Soda Pop" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "Tea" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "Ice Fishing" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Bears" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Flags" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Leonardo Da Vinci" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words..
  • "Tennis" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Dogs" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Money" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Abraham Lincoln" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Corn" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Umbrellas" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Ben Franklin" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Cars" - High Beginning. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
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  • "Helicopters" - Low Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Yellowstone National Park" - Low Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Empress of the Blues" - Low Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "The Cactus" - Low Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Space Exploration Voyagers 1 and 2" - Mid Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Television" - Mid Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Hibernation and Estivation" - Mid Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Marco Polo" - Mid Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Movie Ratings" - Mid Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Birdsongs" - Mid Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Counting" - Mid Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Easter Island" - High Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Mosquitoes" - High Intermediate. 12 questions. Under 700 words.
  • "Fingerprints" - High Intermediate. 11 questions. Under 700 words.
  • "Mother's Day" - High Intermediate. 10 questions. Under 700 words.
  • "Europe" - High Intermediate. 12 questions. Under 700 words.
  • Answer Key - This is the answer key for to the advanced level informational passages.
  • "Chocolate" - Low Advanced. 10 questions. Under 600 words.
  • "Houses Around the World" - Low Advanced. 10 questions. Under 700 words.
  • "Cells" - Low Advanced. 10 questions. Under 700 words.
  • "Soccer" - Low Advanced. 12 questions. Under 700 words.
  • "Bathtubs" - Low Advanced. 12 questions. Under 700 words.
  • "Pollution" - Low Advanced. 12 questions. Under 700 words.
  • "Interstate Highways" - Low Advanced. 10 questions. Under 800 words.
  • "The U.S. Census" - Low Advanced. 10 questions. Under 800 words.
  • "Sleep" - Low Advanced. 11 questions. Under 800 words.
  • "The U.S. Postal Service" - Mid Advanced. 11 questions. Under 800 words.
  • "Chemical Elements" - Mid Advanced. 11 questions. Under 800 words.
  • "Africa" - Mid Advanced. 11 questions. Under 1000 words.

Technical Reading Comprehension Worksheets

In these reading comprehension worksheets, students are asked questions about the meaning, significance, intention, structure, inference, and vocabulary used in each passage. each passage reads like an encyclopedic or technical journal article. answers for worksheets in this section can be found at the end of each individual worksheet..

  • "Water" - Beginning level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 300 words.
  • "Paper" - Beginning level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 300 words.
  • "The Flu" - Beginning level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 400 words.
  • "Nuts" - Beginning level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 400 words.
  • "The Sun" - Beginning level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 400 words.
  • "The White House" - Beginning level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 400 words.
  • "Soap" - Intermediate level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 400 words.
  • "Clocks" - Intermediate level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 400 words.
  • "The Robin" - Intermediate level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 400 words.
  • "Hybrid Vehicles" - Intermediate level. 4 questions with answers included. Under 500 words.
  • "Photography" - Intermediate level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 500 words.
  • "Biomimetics" - Intermediate level. 4 questions with answers included. Under 700 words.
  • "The Great Debates" - Intermediate level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 400 words.
  • "Salt" - Advanced level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 700 words.
  • "Colony Collapse" - Advanced level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 600 words.
  • "Columbian Exchange" - Advanced level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 700 words.
  • "Ethanol" - Advanced level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 600 words.
  • "Generations" - Advanced level. 3 questions with answers included. Under 600 words.
  • "The Hubble Telescope" - Advanced level. 7 questions with answers included. Under 1000 words.
  • "Intellegence Augmentation" - Advanced level. 5 questions with answers included. Under 1000 words.

Role Play Reading Comprehension Worksheets

In these reading comprehension worksheets, students can increase their understanding of colloquial and idiomatic expressions and get a feel for conversational english. they also allow several students to participate at the same time - which makes them really fun great for use in school or at home..

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  • "What Time Is It?" - Beginning Level. 4 questions. Under 100 words.
  • "How Are You?" - Beginning Level. 4 questions. Under 100 words.
  • "Tie Your Shoes!" - Beginning Level. 4 questions. Under 100 words.
  • "Where Are My Glasses?" - Beginning Level. 4 questions. Under 100 words.
  • "A Cookie" - Beginning Level. 4 questions. Under 100 words.
  • "Where Are My Keys?" - Beginning Level. 4 questions. Under 100 words.
  • "City Life, Country Life" - Beginning Level. 10 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "Flu Shot" - Intermediate Level. 5 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "Vinegar" - Intermediate Level. 4 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "Wait for Me!" - Intermediate Level. 8 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Glasses" - Intermediate Level. 8 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Hungry" - Advanced Level. 8 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Want to Know a Secret?" - Advanced Level. 8 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "Milk and Aesthetics" - Advanced Level. 8 questions. Under 500 words.

Dual Version Reading Comprehension Worksheets

In each of these reading comprehension worksheets, the same story is told, but with two versions: one that is basic, and one that is more advanced. this allows students to make direct comparisons between the advanced version to the more basic one, and makes for a powerful learning experience..

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  • "An Overcast Day" - Beginning Level. 4 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "Who Knows My Name?" - Beginning Level. 4 questions. Under 200 words.
  • "A Call to the Pool" - Beginning Level. 6 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Oh No!" - Beginning Level. 8 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "An Adventure" - Beginning Level. 6 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Happy Birthday" - Beginning Level. 4 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "My Family" - Beginning Level. 8 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "My Family" - Beginning Level. 5 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Driving Directions" - Beginning Level. 6 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "A Happy Visitor" - Beginning Level. 7 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "The Singing Bird" - Intermediate Level. 10 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "Violet Makes a Cake" - Intermediate Level. 8 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "A Visit to the Doctor" - Intermediate Level. 7 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "Making Dinner" - Intermediate Level. 8 questions. Under 400 words.
  • "The Market" - Intermediate Level. 10 questions. Under 500 words.
  • "Maria Gets Her License" - Intermediate Level. 8 questions. Under 500 words.
  • "A Paper for School" - Advanced Level. 7 questions. Under 300 words.
  • "A Birthday Surprise" - Advanced Level. 7 questions. Under 600 words.
  • "Getting a New Job" - Advanced Level. 8 questions. Under 600 words.
  • "The Dinner Party" - Advanced Level. 9 questions. Under 600 words.

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