Reading Passages Bundle with Comprehension Questions

Deb Hanson
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This reading passages bundle is ideal for test prep! It contains 60 reading comprehension passages (32 nonfiction passages, 17 fiction passages, 8 poems, and 3 dramas). Beneath each passage, there are usually six multiple choice comprehension questions. (However, two of the poems contain 9 questions.) These reading passages can be used in so many ways! Some options include using them as a test prep activity, as morning work or homework, as part of a small group lesson, or as part of a distance learning activity.

The comprehension questions vary with each passage, which allows your students the opportunity to review several reading skills at once.

The skills targeted in these passages include:

  • Citing Text Evidence
  • Context Clues
  • Cause and Effect
  • Figurative Language
  • Character Traits
  • Main Idea
  • Theme/Central Message
  • Text Structure
  • Author's Purpose
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Prefixes
  • Suffixes
  • Genre
  • Supporting Details
  • Text Features
  • Sequence
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Antonyms
  • Word Choice
  • Roots
  • Summarizing
  • Point of View
  • Author's Tone
  • Elements of Dramas
  • Elements of Poetry

Twenty-nine passages fall into the 810-1000 lexile range.

Twenty-one passages fall into the 610-800 lexile range.

The three dramas are slightly easier (410-600 lexile range).

Most of the poems fall into a lexile range that exceeds 1000 because of the complex sentence structure they exhibit.

UPDATE! All three sets now includes a digital option, too, making it ideal for distance learning situations! I made two digital versions of each reading passage- one uses Google Slides and the other uses Google Forms. You can send the Google Form or Google Slides link to your students or you can share a link in Google Classroom.


If you looking for passages written for third grade readers, click here!

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Total Pages
400 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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