Reading Comprehension Passages - World Holidays - Distance Learning

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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This pack includes 20 non-fiction close reading passages with comprehension questions all about world holidays. Includes printable and digital versions! Wonderfully versatile for classroom use - use in guided reading groups, for independent reading, at centers, as supplements to other lessons, as morning work, as homework - anything a teacher could imagine!

This pack is part of our 160 passage Daily Reading bundle! Click here for the listing!

Passage Topics

April Fools' Day in France

Boxing Day in the United Kingdom

Children's Day in Japan

Chinese New Year in China

Christmas in Iceland

Cinco de Mayo in North America

Day of the Dead in Mexico

Diwali in India

Easter in Russia

Father's Day in Brazil

Groundhog Day in North America

Halloween in Ireland

Hanukkah in Israel

Kwanzaa in the United States

Mother's Day in Australia

New Year's Eve in Spain

St. Lucia's Day in Sweden

St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

Thanksgiving in Canada

Valentine's Day in South Korea

Comprehension Questions

There are 3 types of questions for each reading passage - main idea, short answer, word webs, creative thinking, multiple choice, true or false, fill in the blank, higher order, and/or personal opinion.

Reader's Dictionary

Includes a one-page dictionary for students to consult as they read. Words in the dictionary are bolded in the passage text.

Digital Version

Digital versions of the reading passage worksheets + Reader's Dictionary page are included in PowerPoint format. Use these files right in PowerPoint, or upload them to your Google Drive / Google Classroom account to share with your students. Your students will be able to fill in their answers and submit their work, all online. (After purchase, please see the How-To PDF included in the download for uploading instructions).

Common Core Standards

A page outlining the Common Core standards for grades 3 and 4.

Answer Key

Provided for each passage. (The Answer Keys can be found in the Print version PDF file.)

Check out the preview above for a look at some sample passages!

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Total Pages
41 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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 meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
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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