Social Studies Reading Passages Paired Texts

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These nonfiction reading passages highlight 32 interesting people in United States history. Each passage consists of one page of informational text with a biographical paragraph and another paragraph on a related topic, plus one page of 8 multiple choice comprehension questions modeled after the types of questions on standardized reading tests. The questions include a variety of reading skills, and the very last question asks students to compare or contrast both of the paragraphs.

All of these individuals are specifically required in the Grade 3 Social Studies TEKS, making them great for social studies in 3rd grade Texas classrooms or as test prep for paired texts in 4th grade Texas classrooms. The paragraphs are high-interest and filled with academic vocabulary. The measured reading levels range from 3rd-5th, with most texts showing as "fairly easy to read" or "average" on readability indicators.

Please check out the preview to see one reading passage from each included set.

Here is what is included when you purchase this resource:

Community Shapers and Creators:
• Benjamin Banneker & Letter to Thomas Jefferson paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Benjamin Franklin & The Kite and Key Experiment paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Christopher Columbus & Hero or Not paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Daniel Boone & Escape from the Indians paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Juan de Onate & Conquistadors paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Pierre Charles L'Enfant & Designing Washington, D.C. paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Entrepreneurs:
• Henry Ford & The Moving Assembly Line paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Mary Kay Ash & Incentive Programs paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Wallace Amos & Chocolate Chip Cookies paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Milton Hershey & Hershey's Kisses paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Sam Walton & Low Prices paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Good Citizens:
• Clara Barton & The Red Cross paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Ruby Bridges & Segregation paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Helen Keller & The Miracle Worker paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Heroes Reading:
• James A. Lovell & Houston, We've Had a Problem paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Harriet Tubman & The Underground Railroad paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Juliette Gordon Low & Girl Scout Cookies paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Todd Beamer & Catch Phrases paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Ellen Ochoa & The Space Shuttle Program paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Hector P. Garcia & The Life of a Migrant Worker paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• John D. Olivas & Astronaut Training paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Scientists and Inventors:
• Jonas Salk & The Polio Vaccine paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Maria Mitchell & Women in Astronomy paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Cyrus McCormick & Outsmarting by Outselling paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Bill Gates & The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Louis Pasteur & Making Milk Safe to Drink paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Answer Key (1 page)

Writers and Artists:
• Kadir Nelson & Tomie dePaola paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Phillis Wheatley & Carmen Lomas Garza paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Laura Ingalls Wilder & Bill Martin, Jr. paired texts and questions (2 pages)
• Answer Key (1 page)
• TOU & Credits (1 page)

(Please NOTE that the passages about writers and artists are in a slightly different format from the others. The people are compared to each other instead of to another related topic.)

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Click on Social Studies Important Individuals Reading Passages for a set with only the biological paragraphs and 4 questions each.

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Social Studies Reading Passages Paired Texts
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Social Studies Reading Passages Paired Texts