6th Grade Reading Comprehension

This page has a collection of 6th grade level reading comprehension articles, stories, and poems for student.

Non-Fiction
The world's largest seals make their home in the frigid Antarctic. Learn all about elephant seals and how they've adapted to their environment.
6th Grade
Learn all about the natural disaster, tsunamis, and find out what causes them. This article includes a basic introduction to tectonic plates. Includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
6th Grade
Fossils can tell us a lot about plants and animals that lived thousands of years ago. Find out how fossils form and why they're important in this article. Comprehension questions are included.
6th Grade
Learn all about those pesky houseflies that your mom reminds you to keep away from the food - and why it's best to heed her warning! This sixth-grade level nonfiction article includes comprehension questions, vocabulary terms, and a writing prompt.
6th Grade
This article will teach students about the red kangaroo. Measuring 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds, it is the world's largest marsupial.
6th Grade
Do you know the difference between a beaver dam and a beaver lodge? WHat kinds of foods do beavers eat? Do beavers live alone? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this article.
6th Grade
Learn all about the majestic leopard in this reading comprehension article. Worksheet includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
6th Grade
Learn about the many jobs carrier pigeons perform. These working birds can serve as mailmen, lifeguards, scientist helpers, and even military spies.
6th Grade
Did you know there are Old World vultures and New World vultures? Learn the differences between them in this fascinating article. Worksheet includes reading comprehension questions, vocabulary terms, and a writing prompt.
6th Grade
Learn all about the fascinating poison dart frog. The Columbian poison dart frog is one of the most toxic species on earth, but did you know poison dart frogs may have the ability to help humans?
6th Grade
Did you know that sea turtles have been around since the time of the dinosaurs? Learn all about the fascinating world of sea turtles. Discover the names of the seven sea turtle species, learn about the obstacles baby sea turtles face when they hatch, and find out the dangers sea turtles face today.
6th Grade
Students will learn all about cells in this reading comprehension article. What are cells? Why are they important? What are some basic characteristics of cells? These questions and more are explored in the article. Comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt are included.
6th Grade
Learn all about sea snakes in this fascinating article. Did you know there are more than 60 species of sea snakes? Discover this and other interesting facts about sea snakes. Worksheet includes reading comprehension questions, vocabulary terms, and a writing prompt.
6th Grade
A sea creature with two sets of jaws and a long, snake-like body?! That's a moray! Learn about the mysterious, shy, and elusive moray eel.
6th Grade
Learn about the terrestrial inner planets of our solar system.
5th through 7th Grades
Learn about the gas giants that can be found beyond the asteroid belt.
5th through 7th Grades
This article explores the unique symbols on the U.S. one-dollar bill.
6th Grade
The rhinoceros beetle is the world's strongest animal, relative to its size. It can lift 850 times its own weight!
6th Grade
Learn about the complex society of a leaf cutter ant colony. Each colony has a queen, males, soldiers, farmer ants, and even trash collector ants.
6th Grade
Did you know that stick insects can be as small as your thumb or as large as a grown man's forearm? Learn all about stick insects in this reading comprehension article with short answer questions, a writing prompt, and vocabulary words.
6th Grade
Biography
Learn all about the brilliant Albert Einstein in this sixth grade reading comprehension worksheet. Activity includes comprehension questions, a writing prompt, and vocabulary words. Answer key included.
6th Grade
Wizards, Hogwarts, and Gryffindors! Learn all about the brilliant mastermind behind the beloved "Harry Potter" series. Talented, compassionate, and kind, J.K. Rowling represents a true "rags-to-riches" story!
6th Grade
Learn about the inspiring life and legacy of Helen Keller in this middle school reading comprehension article. Comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt are included.
6th Grade
Learn about the awe-inspiring leader of the civil rights movement in this reading comprehension article for middle school-aged kids. Comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt are included.
6th Grade
Who was Vincent van Gogh? Learn about the struggling artist who became famous after he died, and discover the Impressionism movement that was popular during his lifetime. This article includes questions for comprehension, vocabulary terms, and a writing response activity.
6th Grade
Poems
The person in this poem is worrying about the shadows on the walls and can not fall asleep.
6th Grade
In this poem, the main character experiences a falling sensation as she drifts off to sleep.
6th Grade
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