Reading Comprehension Resources

A variety of reading comprehension passages with questions.

In the first section, the questions about the reading comprehension passage cover a variety of different skills. In the second section, the reading comprehension and questions are geared towards one specific skill.

Variety of Skills

Comparing American and Chinese New Year - Reading Comprehension and Snowball Fight***newly added***
Students read two reading passages – one on American New Year celebrations and one on Chinese New Year celebrations.  Students answer reading comprehension questions based on the passages, fill in a chart, and have a snowball fight that compares the two holidays.

Comparing Penguins and Polar Bears - Reading Comprehension and Snowball Fight
Students read two reading passages – one on penguins and one on polar bears.  Students answer questions, fill in a chart, and have a snowball fight to compare the two animals.

Vampire Bats and Bumblebee Bats Reading Comprehension and Snowball Fight
Students read two reading passages – one on vampire bats and one on bumblebee bats.  Students answer reading comprehension questions based on the passages, fill in a chart, and have a snowball fight that compares the two bats.

Planet Trading Cards and Reading Comprehension
Students create planet trading cards and read about the different planets. Then, they answer comprehension questions based on the information from the trading cards.

American Symbols Trading Cards
Students create American symbol trading cards and read about the different symbols. Then, they answer comprehension questions based on the information from the trading cards.

Constitution Day Reading Comprehension
Students read about the Constitution of the United States, and then answer comprehension questions from task cards.

Wetlands Reading Comprehension
A reading comprehension passage about wetlands (swamps and marshes). Includes differentiated questions and an extension activity.

Tundra Reading Comprehension
A reading comprehension passage about tundras. Includes differentiated questions and an extension activity.

Rainforest Reading Comprehension
A reading comprehension passage about rainforests. Includes differentiated questions and an extension activity.

Grasslands Reading Comprehension
A reading comprehension passage about grasslands. Includes differentiated questions and an extension activity.

Desert Reading Comprehension
A reading comprehension passage about deserts. Includes differentiated questions and an extension activity.

Coral Reefs Reading Comprehension *Free*
A reading comprehension passage about coral reefs. Includes differentiated questions and an extension activity.

Wildfire Reading Comprehension
A reading comprehension passage about wildfires. Includes differentiated questions and an extension activity.

Volcanoes Reading Comprehension
A reading comprehension passage about volcanoes. Includes differentiated questions and an extension activity.

Tornadoes Reading Comprehension
A reading comprehension passage about tornadoes. Includes differentiated questions and an extension activity.

Hurricanes Reading Comprehension
A reading comprehension passage about hurricanes. Includes differentiated questions and an extension activity.

Earthquakes Reading Comprehension
A reading comprehension passage about earthquakes. Includes differentiated questions and an extension activity.

Floods Reading Comprehension
A reading comprehension passage about floods. Includes differentiated questions and an extension activity.

Skill Specific Reading Comprehensions

POV Nonfiction Reading Passage #1
Students read a short reading passage about whether or not school is important, and then they answer questions about the author’s point of view.

POV Nonfiction Reading Passage #2
Students read a short reading passage about kayaking, and then they answer questions about the author’s point of view.

POV Nonfiction Reading Passage #3
Students read a short reading passage about watching TV, and then they answer questions about the author’s point of view.

POV Nonfiction Scavenger Hunt
Students read 2 reading passages written about the planet Pluto from different viewpoints. Then, students complete a scavenger hunt activity that requires that to consider which reading passage contained which point of view.

POV Fiction Scavenger Hunt
Students read a passage with 2 main characters, and then they complete a scavenger hunt that requires them to consider the two characters’ different points of view.

Compare and Contrast Reading Passage with Snowball Fight
Students read 2 reading passages about dachshunds, and then they compare the two passages with a whole class snowball fight.

Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Reading Passage with Scavenger Hunt
Students read a passage about the inner and outer planets, and then compare and contrast the two with a whole class scavenger hunt.

Compare and Contrast Nonfiction: Passage #1
Students read a passage that compares and contrasts backpacking and camping, and then students answer questions about the reading passage.

Compare and Contrast Nonfiction: Passage #2
Students read a passage comparing and contrasting tropical rainforests with temperate forests, and then answer questions about the reading passage.

Compare and Contrast Nonfiction: Passage #3
Students read two reading passages, each on hurricanes. Then, students answer questions about the reading passage and complete a Venn Diagram comparing the two passages. FREE!

Compare and Contrast Fiction: Reading Passage with Snowball Fight
Students read 2 different reading
passages about the same character, and then compare and contrast the 2 passages with a whole class snowball fight.

Compare and Contrast Fiction: Passage #1
Students read a passage, and then answer questions about the passage. They also complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the main character with themselves.

Compare and Contrast Fiction: Passage #2
Students read a passage about 2 different characters, and then they answer questions comparing the two characters.

Compare and Contrast Fiction: Reading Passage with Scavenger Hunt
Students read 2 different passages written about the save event from different points of view, and then they compare and contrast the two passages with a whole class scavenger hunt.

Compare and Contrast Fiction: Poetry Passage #1
Students read 2 different poems that are on similar topics. Then, they answer questions and compare and contrast the two poems.

Compare and Contrast Fiction: Poetry Passage #2
Students read 2 different poems written by the same author, and then they answer questions that help them compare and contrast the two poems.

Butterflies and Moths: Compare and Contrast Reading Comprehension
Students read about butterflies and moths and then complete a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the two.

Character Traits Reading Passage with Report Card Graphic Organizer
Students read a passage, and then they fill in a report card graphic organizer that has them consider the character traits of the two main characters.

Character Traits Reading Passage with Chart
Students read a passage and then complete a chart about several different characters in the reading passage.

Character Traits Reading Passage: Beginning Vs. End
Students read a reading passage about a character that changes throughout the story. They complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the main character at the beginning of the story with his behavior at the end of the story.

Text Feature Application - Big Bend National Park
Students read a passage about Big Bend National Park, and then they fill in text features based on their understanding of the reading passage.

Butterfly Life Cycle: Text Features Application
Students read a passage about the monarch butterfly life cycle, and then they fill in text features based on their understanding of the reading passage.

Text Features Application - Bullying Article
Students read a passage about bullying, and then they fill in text features based on their understanding of the reading passage.