President John F. Kennedy delivered one of the most memorable inaugural speeches in 1961. Your student will read a portion of the speech in this worksheet and analyze some of the language. You’ll find it helpful for use with Common Core Standards for Reading Informational Text for 9th and 10th grade. It may also be used for other grades as needed.

Mark Antony's Oration from Julius Caesar

Mark Antony's oration from Julius Caesar is the focus of this worksheet for determining the purpose of the text.

Can a princess really feel a pea under a mountain of mattresses? This is the premise of Hans Christian Andersen’s tongue-in-cheek fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea.” Students will read the passage and respond to questions on the language and the theme of the story.

The Princess and the Pea - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with passage and questions for 1st-3rd grade!

Noted for its beautiful and compelling language, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was also unique for its brevity -- just over 270 words. While other speakers spoke for hours at the dedication ceremony of the Soldier’s’ National Cemetery, Lincoln’s address was so short that photographers missed taking a picture of him delivering the speech. Students will read Lincoln’s speech and use context clues to decipher the meaning of the words.

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address - Free, printable reading passage with questions focusing on context clues for 2nd-3rd grade!

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address - Free, printable reading passage with questions focusing on context clues for grade!

The Happy Home - Students will read the selection and answer questions on how the passage conveys a feeling of expectation.

The Happy Home - Peter Pan Reading Passages

The Happy Home - Printable reading activity from Peter Pan including questions focusing on story elements and context clues!

Nathanael Greene, Youngest Brigadier General Continental Army - After reading the passage, students will respond to comprehension questions and questions on the theme.

Nathanael Greene, the Youngest Brigadier General in the Continental Army - A Reading Passage

Nathanael Greene, Youngest Brigadier General Continental Army - After reading the passage, students will respond to comprehension questions and questions on the theme.

The Second of the Three Spirits - Students will read the text and respond to questions about the theme.

The Second of the Three Spirits Reading Passage

The Second of the Three Spirits - Students will read the text and respond to questions about the theme.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s address to Congress after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 is perhaps his most famous speech. Student’s will read the speech and reply to questions about the language, the mood, and the main idea.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Date of Infamy - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with passage and questions.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Date of Infamy - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with passage and questions.

The Laurence Boy - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with passage and questions for 2nd - 4th grade!

The Laurence Boy - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with passage and questions for 2nd - 4th grade!

The Laurence Boy - Free, printable reading comprehension passage with questions from Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" - for grade students!

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