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

Biography Reading Comprehension
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
Learn about the famous naturalist and artist, John James Audubon.
5th Grade
Find out how and why Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross, shortly after the Civil War ended.
5th Grade
An article about Lewis Carroll's inspiration for writing.
5th Grade
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
This is a short biographical overview of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
4th Grade
Learn all about the brilliant Albert Einstein in this sixth grade reading comprehension worksheet.
6th Grade
Learn about a remarkable woman who faced difficult challenges to become an accomplished doctor, scientist, astronaut, explorer, and astronaut: Dr. Mae Jemison.
6th Grade
Learn about the inspiring life and legacy of Helen Keller in this middle school reading comprehension article.
6th Grade
This is a short article about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. followed by a set of reading comprehension questions.
3rd Grade
This is a more advanced version of the biographical article on Martin Luther King, Jr.
4th and 5th Grades
This biographical article highlights the major events of Abraham Lincoln's life.
4th Grade
Read about how Susan La Flesche Picotte became the first Native American woman to earn a medical degree and become a physician.
5th Grade
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
Read the passage about Rosa Parks and answer the comprehension questions.
4th 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
Students read the biography of Dr. Seuss, then answer the set of questions that follow.
4th Grade
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
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
This passage features an overview of George Washington's life.
4th Grade

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.

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