Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
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180 high-interest reading passages with questions provide daily practice for an entire school year! The short passages are organized by topic and feature one paragraph of text and 4 multiple-choice questions on one page. This fabulous bundle includes 168 mini-passages with informational text about nonfiction topics, 6 fables, and 6 poems. The questions cover a variety of reading skills and are modeled after the types of questions on standardized reading tests with 4 answer choices. All these reading sets are available individually but have been bundled here to SAVE you money. These short reading passages are perfect for morning work, centers, early finishers, interventions, homework, or test prep!

The readability levels of these passages is in the 3rd-5th grade range. Please check the reading samples in the preview or click on the title of each individual set listed below to help you determine whether or not they would be suitable for your students. 3rd graders will need more teacher support with decoding and vocabulary. Purchase with confidence, as I have 32 years of experience in preparing upper elementary students for standardized reading testing!

The following reading sets are included in this money-saving resource:

Fables Short Reading Passages
• A Dog and His Reflection fable and questions (1 page)
• The Ants and the Grasshopper fable and questions (1 page)
• City Mouse and Country Mouse fable and questions (1 page)
• The Fox and the Crow fable and questions (1 page)
• The Fox and the Stork fable and questions (1 page)
• The Lion and the Mouse fable and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Poetry Short Reading Passages
• Friends lyrical poem and questions (1 page)
• Mr. Nobody humorous poem and questions (1 page)
• My Shadow humorous poem and questions (1 page)
• Rathers lyrical poem and questions (1 page)
• The Star lyrical poem and questions (1 page)
• The Story of Fidgety Philip narrative/lyrical poem and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Compare Contrast Short Reading Passages
• Apes and Monkeys informational text and questions (1 page)
• Apes and Monkeys Venn diagram and answer key (2 pages)
• Hares and Rabbits informational text and questions (1 page)
• Hares and Rabbits Venn diagram and answer key (2 pages)
• Hedgehogs and Porcupines informational text and questions (1 page)
• Hedgehogs and Porcupines Venn diagram and answer key (2 pages)
• Moths and Butterflies informational text and questions (1 page)
• Moths and Butterflies Venn diagram and answer key (2 pages)
• Porpoises and Dolphins informational text and questions (1 page)
• Porpoises and Dolphins Venn diagram and answer key (2 pages)
• Spiders and Insects informational text and questions (1 page)
• Spiders and Insects Venn diagram and answer key (2 pages)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Education Short Reading Passages
• Crayon Creation informational text and questions (1 page)
• Critter Comprehension informational text and questions (1 page)
• Education Evolution informational text and questions (1 page)
• Enumeration Enlightenment informational text and questions (1 page)
• Paper Production informational text and questions (1 page)
• Personality Power informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

US Symbols Short Reading Passages
• Feathered Treasure informational text and questions (1 page)
• Gift on a Lift informational text and questions (1 page)
• Residence for Presidents informational text and questions (1 page)
• Ruptured Ringer informational text and questions (1 page)
• Stars and Stripes Synopsis informational text and questions (1 page)
• Vintage Mintage informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Biographies Short Reading Passages
• Benjamin Franklin informational text and questions (1 page)
• Harriet Tubman informational text and questions (1 page)
• Helen Keller informational text and questions (1 page)
• Henry Ford informational text and questions (1 page)
• Jonas Salk informational text and questions (1 page)
• Laura Ingalls Wilder informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Halloween Short Reading Passages
• Pumpkin Power informational text and questions (1 page)
• Release the Kraken informational text and questions (1 page)
• Spin Class informational text and questions (1 page)
• Spooky Spiders informational text and questions (1 page)
• Vampire Varieties informational text and questions (1 page)
• Wrap Stars informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Thanksgiving Short Reading Passages
• Growing Up Pilgrim informational text and questions (1 page)
• Mayflower Mania informational text and questions (1 page)
• Parade Perfection informational text and questions (1 page)
• Pilgrim Playtime informational text and questions (1 page)
• Thanksgiving Throwback informational text and questions (1 page)
• Turkey Day Traditions informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Christmas Short Reading Passages
• A Huge Holiday Hit informational text and questions (1 page)
• Mistletoe Magic informational text and questions (1 page)
• Ornament Evolution informational text and questions (1 page)
• The Real North Pole informational text and questions (1 page)
• Tree Trimming Travels informational text and questions (1 page)
• Yule Yore informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Winter Short Reading Passages
• A Long Winter's Nap informational text and questions (1 page)
• Glacier Gangs informational text and questions (1 page)
• Ice My House informational text and questions (1 page)
• Mountain Man Mystery informational text and questions (1 page)
• Polar Playtime informational text and questions (1 page)
• Shiver Me Swimmers informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

February Short Reading Passages
• Cacao Under Construction informational text and questions (1 page)
• Commander-in-Teeth informational text and questions (1 page)
• Flower Power informational text and questions (1 page)
• Furry Forecasters informational text and questions (1 page)
• Heart Art informational text and questions (1 page)
• White House Wrestler informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Black History Short Reading Passages
• Brilliant Benjamin Banneker informational text and questions (1 page)
• Dream Decision informational text and questions (1 page)
• Segregation Termination informational text and questions (1 page)
• Sit to Stand Firm informational text and questions (1 page)
• The Cookie King informational text and questions (1 page)
• Tracks to Freedom informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

March Short Reading Passages
• Daylight Delight informational text and questions (1 page)
• Girl Scout Gal informational text and questions (1 page)
• Leprechaun Lore informational text and questions (1 page)
• Offspring Have Sprung informational text and questions (1 page)
• Red Means Relief informational text and questions (1 page)
• Tweet and Meet informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Women's History Short Reading Passages
• Phillis Wheatley informational text and questions (1 page)
• Susan B. Anthony informational text and questions (1 page)
• Clara Barton informational text and questions (1 page)
• Amelia Earhart informational text and questions (1 page)
• Ruby Bridges informational text and questions (1 page)
• Malala Yousafzai informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

April Short Reading Passages
• Baseball Beginnings informational text and questions (1 page)
• Bolts Before Booms informational text and questions (1 page)
• Cloud Cargo informational text and questions (1 page)
• Four One Fun informational text and questions (1 page)
• Ha Ha Happiness informational text and questions (1 page)
• The Wild Wild Wind informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Weather Short Reading Passages
• A Tail of Hail informational text and questions (1 page)
• Creepy Crawly Clouds informational text and questions (1 page)
• Droplets on Display informational text and questions (1 page)
• Funky Forecasting informational text and questions (1 page)
• Getting to Know Snow informational text and questions (1 page)
• Summing Up Showers informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Plants Short Reading Passages
• Boll Patrol informational text and questions (1 page)
• Flora Fashion and Fragrance informational text and questions (1 page)
• Foliage Facts informational text and questions (1 page)
• Greedy Greenery informational text and questions (1 page)
• Ring Things informational text and questions (1 page)
• Unbenign Vine informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Animals Short Reading Passages
• Animal Atomizer informational text and questions (1 page)
• Big Bird Bio informational text and questions (1 page)
• Cold-blooded Kin informational text and questions (1 page)
• Dermal Designers informational text and questions (1 page)
• Gill Power informational text and questions (1 page)
• Nectar Collectors informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Animal Adaptations Short Reading Passages
• Flap Happy informational text and questions (1 page)
• Giraffe Height Insight informational text and questions (1 page)
• Marsupial Motel informational text and questions (1 page)
• Monarchs on the Move informational text and questions (1 page)
• Plump My Ride informational text and questions (1 page)
• Slither Me Limber informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Sports Short Reading Passages
• A Look Behind the Seams informational text and questions (1 page)
• Dribble Me This informational text and questions (1 page)
• Having a Bossaball informational text and questions (1 page)
• Observe the Curve informational text and questions (1 page)
• One Big Hit informational text and questions (1 page)
• Pin to Win informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Health Short Reading Passages
• Achy Breaky Smarts informational text and questions (1 page)
• Allergy Realities informational text and questions (1 page)
• Breaking News informational text and questions (1 page)
• Cold Case informational text and questions (1 page)
• Infection Detection informational text and questions (1 page)
• Oxygen Outbreak informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Human Body Short Reading Passages
• Air Shares informational text and questions (1 page)
• Bruise Hues informational text and questions (1 page)
• Nervous Epidermis informational text and questions (1 page)
• Nose Flows informational text and questions (1 page)
• Perspiration Operations informational text and questions (1 page)
• Zit Bits informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Earth Short Reading Passages
• Break and Shake informational text and questions (1 page)
• Dirt Alert informational text and questions (1 page)
• Etched in Earth informational text and questions (1 page)
• Lava Launcher informational text and questions (1 page)
• Psycho Cyclones informational text and questions (1 page)
• The Hole Truth informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Landforms Short Reading Passages
• Desert Data informational text and questions (1 page)
• Hard Rock Display informational text and questions (1 page)
• Ice Ice Baby informational text and questions (1 page)
• Lava Lands and More informational text and questions (1 page)
• Notions on Oceans informational text and questions (1 page)
• Takes on Lakes informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Solar System Short Reading Passages
• Fiery Flying Fragments informational text and questions (1 page)
• Global Forming informational text and questions (1 page)
• Hot Dot informational text and questions (1 page)
• Put A Ring On It informational text and questions (1 page)
• Rock Around the Earth informational text and questions (1 page)
• Universal Wisdom informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Transportation Short Reading Passages
• Auto Biography informational text and questions (1 page)
• Hot Air Flair informational text and questions (1 page)
• I Like Big Boats informational text and questions (1 page)
• Pedal Progress informational text and questions (1 page)
• Plane Language informational text and questions (1 page)
• Whirlybird Ways informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Summer Short Reading Passages
• First Aid Aid informational text and questions (1 page)
• Insect Insights informational text and questions (1 page)
• Ocean Motions informational text and questions (1 page)
• The Scoop on Ice Cream informational text and questions (1 page)
• Sparkler Specs informational text and questions (1 page)
• Three's a Crown informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Famous Disasters Short Reading Passages
• Chicago Inferno informational text and questions (1 page)
• Deadly Ocean Motion informational text and questions (1 page)
• Nightmare in the Air informational text and questions (1 page)
• Shake and Break informational text and questions (1 page)
• The Unsinkable Happened informational text and questions (1 page)
• The Wrath of Water and Wind informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Unexplained Mysteries Short Reading Passages
• Dance Fever informational text and questions (1 page)
• Dutch Ship of Doom informational text and questions (1 page)
• Emerald Orphans informational text and questions (1 page)
• Loch Shock informational text and questions (1 page)
• Traces of Faces informational text and questions (1 page)
• Triangle Tragedies informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Accidental Inventions Short Reading Passages
• Clay for Pay informational text and questions (1 page)
• Deep-fried Funds informational text and questions (1 page)
• Frozen Fortune informational text and questions (1 page)
• Hook and Loot informational text and questions (1 page)
• Quick Cooking Cash informational text and questions (1 page)
• Stick It Rich informational text and questions (1 page)
• Answer Key (1 page)
• TOU & Credits (1 page)

Most of these passages have fun and interesting titles! As an added critical thinking BONUS, have students explain why they think the title of each reading passage was chosen.

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