Veterans Day: Reading Passage and Questions: Reading Comprehension Activity

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Elementary Lesson Plans
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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Found this tool useful for Veteran's Day. It helped students understand the meaning behind the why while also using their reading strategies. Recommend.
This was a perfect resource for my fifth graders. We read through the article together and then discussed the questions on the back. Perfect! Thank you!!!


Veterans Day: Passage and Questions - This Veterans Day passage is a perfect way to help your students understand several concepts, such as who Veterans are, why we celebrate Veterans Day, how the name changed from Armistice Day, the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and much more.

Please click on the preview above to get a better idea of what is included.


Before you read more about this pack, here are some other Veterans Day Activities you will love using.....

Veterans Day Poster

Veterans Day Fact Find

Veterans Day Word Search


Now, more about this pack...................

IMPORTANT---- I offer this SAME Veterans Day passage in two different formats. This particular product is a one page passage with 7 text-based questions that go along with the passage.

The other format is for interactive notebooks. It is the exact same passage and questions just formatted differently. If you would like to view the interactive notebook version, click HERE . You can then read the description to see which format works best for you.


(Interesting note... Veterans Day does not include an apostrophe because it is not a day belonging to Veterans. It is a day to honor Veterans. This is according to the US Veterans Affairs on the correct spelling)


This Veterans Day passage was written with 4th graders in mind, but it can be used with more advanced third graders or weaker fifth grade readers. Please use your best judgement.


What's included?

This pack includes a one page reading passage that should help students better understand the holiday of Veterans Day.

In addition to the passage, there are 7 questions. One is on the definition of Veteran, one question is on The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, and then there are five other questions.

An answer key is also provided.

PLEASE.... if you have any questions about the questions asked, what the passage includes, or anything else, just send me a message before you buy. :-) I will be glad to try and answer those.


In addition to doing this activity as a whole group reading lesson, you could also have students do it during a literacy center. Feel free to use it in your classroom however you would like.

**PLEASE... if you see any typos, send me a message before you rate the product. I can usually have corrections made very quickly. Thank you ahead of time.


Take a look at all of my close reading passages and activities by clicking HERE


21 Passages and Questions


Columbus Day

Earth Day

Cindo De Mayo

Test Taking Tips

St. Patrick’s Day

Millions Watch the Super Bowl

Presidents’ Day

Dental Health Month

Groundhog Day

Valentine’s Day

New Year’s (Superstitions and New Year’s )

Martin Luther King, Jr.

New Year’s Resolutions

Chinese New Year


Christmas Traditions at the White House

Halloween and Candy Corn Poem

The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving

Veterans Day

Memorial Day

***All topics come with a passage, questions, and answer key.


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