Reading Comprehension Informational Text Passages for 4th Grade

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- With content ranging from dogs that drive and elephants that paint to sports heroes from 2,000 years ago, these informational text passages will engage readers and challenge their comprehension and close reading skills.

The 8 reading passages are clearly written, printable, and come with questions, answers and 3 graphic organizers to facilitate better comprehension.

Although targeted to a 4th grade reading level, this ready-to-use 30-page collection is appropriate for learners of any age.

The Stories

Ruby, The Elephant Artist

The Fighter from Thasos

Driving Has Gone to the Dogs

What is the Iditarod?

The Devil Frog Giant

Animal Totems

April Fish!

Secret Code Talkers

Graphic Organizers

Informational Text Notes Organizer

Main Idea Organizer

Questions Organizer

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30 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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