Even though Sir Walter Raleigh was a famous Elizabethan era poet and royal court favorite, he also had a North Carolina connection. Cheryl Gourley has created a nonfiction reading selection on the life of Raleigh written at an intermediate reading level. True/false and timeline questions along with reading response questions accompany the selection. An answer key is provided. The pages can be used for an individual assignment or projected to a SMART board to fulfill the Common Core standard RI4.10 for comprehending informational texts, including history.