Nature writer and marine biologist Rachel Carson wrote the highly controversial book, “Silent Spring.” The book had the chemical industry up-in-arms because of its message that pesticides were harmful to the environment. This began the movement to protect the world around us. After reading the passage, students will answer comprehension questions.

Rachel Carson, Environmentalist - A Reading Passage

Nature writer and marine biologist Rachel Carson wrote the highly controversial book, “Silent Spring.” The book had the chemical industry up-in-arms because of its message that pesticides were harmful to the environment. This began the movement to protect the world around us. After reading the passage, students will answer comprehension questions.

Every Day, People Spend 16 Minutes Doing This Thing They Think Is Good For The Planet. It Isn't.

Every Day, People Spend 16 Minutes Doing This Thing They Think Is Good For The Planet. It Ain't.

As part of our Turn It Off anti-idling campaign, we created this idling infographic that explains the facts about idling.

This Reading Set includes passages from each chapter of the novel along with related comprehension questions.

Printable Peter Pan Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

Peter Pan Reading Set - Free, printable reading comprehension passages and questions for - grade! Includes many short stories from Peter Pan.

Playful Puppies - This passage includes 40 Dolch Pre-primer vocabulary words. Students will read the passage and answer comprehension questions.

Playful Puppies - A Reading Passage

Playful Puppies - This passage includes 40 Dolch Pre-primer vocabulary words. Students will read the passage and answer comprehension questions.

Here you'll fin an educational reading passage on Sojourner Truth with questions focusing on summary skills.

Her Story: Sojourner Truth - Free, printable reading comprehension passage with questions!

Here you'll fin an educational reading passage on Sojourner Truth with questions focusing on summary skills.

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

Being Neighborly - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with passage and questions for 2nd - 5th grade students!

Being Neighborly by Louisa May Alcott - Free, printable reading comprehension activity with passage and questions for - grade!

Mountain Gorillas: Going, Going, Almost Gone - Free, printable reading comprehension activity for 4th-5th grade!

Mountain Gorillas: Going, Going, Almost Gone - Free, printable reading comprehension passage with questions activity focusing on context clues and main idea!

Mountain Gorillas: Going, Going, Almost Gone - Free, printable reading comprehension activity for 4th-5th grade!

Chapter XII Passage: Lewis Carroll's delightful story "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" tells of an English girl named Alice who explores a strange world. In this passage, Alice has been attending a trial of the Knave of Hearts who is accused of stealing the Queen's tarts. Just as Alice is called as a witness, she suddenly begins to grow quite large. Students will read the passage and answer questions on the plot action.

Alice's Evidence Reading Passages

Alice's Evidence - Free Reading Passage Activity from Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" for Grade

Chapter VI passage: While she was born with the ability to see and hear, Helen Keller lost both senses after an illness when she was a very small child. In this passage from her autobiography published in 1903, Helen tells of her struggle to understand abstract ideas, in this case, love. Students will read the passage and answer questions on figurative language and the main idea.

Helen Learns About Love

Looking for a reading comprehension activity that's fun and interesting for students? Check out our reading passage on Helen Keller, Helen Learns About Love, and comprehension questions focusing on main idea and figurative language!

Part 1 passage: “Jack and the Beanstalk” is a traditional English fairy tell, probably originating in the 18th century. This much-loved tale of Jack and his magic beans has been told numerous times. This version was adapted by John Jacobs in 1890. Students will read the first part of the story and answer questions on character traits and the theme.

Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 1 - Free, printable reading passage with questions for 2nd-3rd grade students!

Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 1 - Free, printable reading passage with questions for grade students!

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 - grade students!

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 - Printable reading comprehension activity for Grade students with questions focusing on theme, character traits, and figurative language.

The Laurence Boy - Free, printable reading comprehension passage with questions from Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" - for 2nd-4th grade students!

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!

Dive into Hans Christian Andersen's story, The Princess and the Pea, with this printable Reading Comprehension Activity for 1st-3rd grade students. After reading the passage, students will be asked to answer questions focusing on theme, summary, fact vs. opinion, and figurative language.

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

The Princess and the Pea - Free, printable reading comprehension passage with questions!

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.

If - Free Reading Comprehension Activity for 5th-8th Graders focusing on figurative language

If - Reading Passage

If - Free Reading Comprehension Activity for Graders focusing on figurative language

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