Biographies

This page contains the Super Teacher Worksheets collection of biographies. These nonfiction articles include reading comprehension activities for elementary-aged students.

A short, biographical passage about women's rights' activist and founder of Chicago's Hull House, Jane Addams.
5th Grade
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Read about Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, and answer the comprehension questions.
5th Grade
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Learn about the famous naturalist and artist, John James Audubon.
5th Grade
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Find out how and why Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross, shortly after the Civil War ended.
5th Grade
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An article about Lewis Carroll's inspiration for writing.
5th Grade
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This short biography of Walt Disney is filled with interesting facts. Students read the biography and test their comprehension with the questions that follow.
4th Grade
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This is a short biographical overview of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
4th Grade
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Learn all about the brilliant Albert Einstein in this sixth grade reading comprehension worksheet.
6th Grade
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Learn about a remarkable woman who faced difficult challenges to become an accomplished doctor, scientist, astronaut, explorer, and astronaut: Dr. Mae Jemison.
6th Grade
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Learn about the inspiring life and legacy of Helen Keller in this middle school reading comprehension article.
6th Grade
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This is a short article about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. followed by a set of reading comprehension questions.
3rd Grade
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This is a more advanced version of the biographical article on Martin Luther King, Jr.
4th and 5th Grades
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This biographical article highlights the major events of Abraham Lincoln's life.
4th Grade
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John Muir was a wilderness conservationist who lived in the 1800s. This fascinating article describes his writings, his political influence, and his role in history.
5th Grade
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Read the passage about Rosa Parks and answer the comprehension questions.
4th Grade
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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
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Students read the biography of Dr. Seuss, then answer the set of questions that follow.
4th Grade
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When you think of a courageous trailblazer, who comes to your mind? When you learn about Harriet Tubman in this historical biography, you'll see why she is remembered as a heroic and courageous leader of the abolitionist cause.
6th Grade
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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.
6th Grade
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This passage features an overview of George Washington's life.
4th Grade
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See Also:
Reading Comprehension Index

Here is the link to our complete collection of reading comprehension stories, articles, and poems for kids.

Coloring Pages

Color in black-and-white illustrations of some of history's notable people. View our coloring pages here.