Sports Reading Passages Print & Read

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Alright sports fans! This resource is for you! This has been designed for those students you have that love non-fiction reading. You are going to love the format using non-fiction text features and comprehension worksheets. Just print and read- ready to go! This is not a digital resource.

NOTE: This resource is perfect for PRINTABLE distance learning packets.

NOTE: This reading passage set is available in a printable and digital format.

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Informational Text Features:

This set features upper 3rd to fifth-grade skills of finding the main idea, determining word meaning in context, finding evidence, comparing examples to passages, listing examples, and basic reading comprehension questions.

The set also makes use of non-fiction text features. You will find the use of bold print, bulleted lists, captions, close-ups, diagrams, illustrations, photos, sub-headings, tables, timelines, and titles.

The Reading Passages:

  • The four reading passages are provided in two reading levels- an easier and a more challenging.
  • The reading selections include a passage celebrating famous African-American athletes, a passage about three famous women athletes, a passage about field events, and a passage about lacrosse.
  • Each set of passages includes a basic worksheet in two levels.
  • The passage about field events is further provided in two versions- either a metric measurement or an American standard version.

In addition, a newspaper mock-up article page is included that has 3 more reading selections. There is a comprehension question page for the newspaper set and 2 graphic organizers. The newspaper articles are about ping pong, golf ball dimples, and famous immigrant athletes.

All answer keys are provided. Specific skills and Common Core standards are listed on the table of contents page.

Who is this for?

  • The reading levels of the passages are appropriate for upper third grade through fifth grade.
  • This set is perfect for centers, small groups, seat work, homework, or sub days!

NOTE: The reading selections for this resource were written for elementary students. The reading levels of the passages are appropriate for upper third grade through fifth grade. This set is perfect for centers, small groups, seat work, homework, or sub days!

Specific contents of this resource are:

  • Selection 1- Champions in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 2- Inspiring Females in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 3 – Let’s Throw in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 4 – Lacrosse-Fast and Furious in 2 reading levels
  • Newspaper Page- 3 articles (What Exactly is Ping Pong?, Dimples, and Immigrants and Sports Fame
  • Newspaper Comprehension page and two graphic organizers
  • Answer keys for all
  • Table of Contents listing levels, skills, Common Core standards, and non-fiction text features
  • Teacher's Guide with notes about reading levels, standards, organizations, and ideas for use
  • Terms of Use

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).


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