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!

Marley's Ghost - Students will read the passage and respond to questions on the theme, character traits, and the language in the text.

Marley's Ghost Reading Passages

Marley's Ghost - Students will read the passage and respond to questions on the theme, character traits, and the language in the text.

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

The Argument - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with a passage and questions for 2nd - 4th grade students!

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

The Open Road - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with passage and questions for 4th - 5th grade!

The Open Road - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with a passage and questions for 4th - 5th grade students!

The Open Road - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with passage and questions for 4th - 5th grade!

Cali Learns to Skate - Young Cali isn’t sure she is up for the challenge when she gets a new pair of ice skates. But with support from her family, she learns that success comes if you try. After reading the passage, students will answer questions on the details of the story and reflect on something they tried for the first time.

Cali Learns to Skate - A Reading Passage

Cali Learns to Skate - Young Cali isn’t sure she is up for the challenge when she gets a new pair of ice skates. But with support from her family, she learns that success comes if you try. After reading the passage, students will answer questions on the details of the story and reflect on something they tried for the first time.

Louisa May Alcott is most famous for her book “Little Women.” This passage tells of her family’s poverty and the writing of her first book, “Flower Fables,” when she was only 16 years old. Students will read the passage and respond to questions on Louisa’s character traits and the details of the story.

Louisa May Alcott’s First Book - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with questions focusing on character traits and summary skills.

Louisa May Alcott is most famous for her book “Little Women.” This passage tells of her family’s poverty and the writing of her first book, “Flower Fables,” when she was only 16 years old. Students will read the passage and respond to questions on Louisa’s character traits and the details of the story.

The First of Three Spirits - After reading the text, students will answer comprehension questions and compare and contrast old Scrooge with young Scrooge.

The First of the Three Spirits Reading Passage

The First of Three Spirits - After reading the text, students will answer comprehension questions and compare and contrast old Scrooge with young Scrooge.

Rocky and the Squirrels - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with passage and questions for 3rd - 5th grade!

Rocky and the Squirrels - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with a passage and questions for 3rd - 5th grade students!

Rocky and the Squirrels - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with passage and questions for 3rd - 5th grade!

The Flight - Chapter 4 Passage: This passage from J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" describes the Darling children's flying journey to Neverland with Peter. Students will read the passage and answer comprehension questions.

The Flight Reading Passages

The Flight - Chapter 4 Passage: This passage from J. Barrie's "Peter Pan" describes the Darling children's flying journey to Neverland with Peter. Students will read the passage and answer comprehension questions.

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