Ancient Egypt Reading Passages

Ancient Egypt Reading Passages
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(10 MB|8 pages)
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These eight reading passages with critical response activities are an ideal versatile addition to your ancient Egypt unit.

This file contains 8 individual, one-page reading passages for Ancient Egypt.

I developed this product because I wanted to have basic information to provide to students. I use these passages in various ways.

For my lower level students these passages provide perfect reinforcement of the key concepts I want them to know. For other students they offer the perfect amount of review and reminders.

I find these passages extremely beneficial for my students who miss class. The reading passage provides the key concepts we studied in class, so I can be sure they are getting all the information they need.

At the end of each passage, there is a brief, critical thinking activity for the students to complete. You can either have the students complete the activity on the back side of the reading OR have them complete it in their social studies notebook – since I incorporate interactive student notebooks in my classroom, this is the option I use most often.

These 8 passages describe ancient Egypt in a “nutshell” - each passage contains basic key vocabulary and concepts associated with the topic. The passages are titled as follows: Ancient Egypt…


Food Supply



Social Structure

Written Language



Each passage is printer friendly in black and white for easy reproduction. Use them for introducing concepts, as homework assignments, replacement for in-class work, and even for teaching highlighting techniques!


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