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We add interesting articles to help sharpen students' reading skills all the time! This page highlights some of our most recent reading comprehension additions to the site.

(added March 28, 2024)
Read about the Newfoundland pony, an animal known for its strength, courage, and common sense. Then answer a series of reading comprehension questions, complete a vocabulary activity, and respond to a writing prompt.
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(added March 26, 2024)
This short article gives students an overview of what makes a weather event a blizzard. It also includes four reading comprehension questions.
(added March 26, 2024)
Read a short passage about the world's tallest waterfall and then answer several short answer and multiple choice questions about the text.
(added March 26, 2024)
Circus Maximus was the first and largest stadium built in Rome. Read a brief overview of it and then answer several questions.
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(added March 26, 2024)
Read this short article about gladiators in Roman times and answer several comprehension questions.
(added March 26, 2024)
Read this short passage about clothes that were worn during ancient Roman times and answer several questions about the text.
(added March 25, 2024)
This nonfiction article tells how elephants played important roles in both World Wars. Students will carefully read the article and complete questions, a vocabulary activity, and a reading prompt to test their reading comprehension.
(added March 25, 2024)
This nonfiction article and reading comprehension worksheet is a great resource for teaching your students about the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, sometimes called the Iroquois or Six Nations.
(added March 25, 2024)
This article tells the unique history of Haudenosaunee beadwork, seen on items such as pincushions, purses, and picture frames. After reading the passage, students will test their understanding by answering several reading comprehension questions and completing a vocabulary activity and writing prompt.
(added March 25, 2024)
Learn all about these fascinating canines with this engaging reading comprehension passage. After the article, there are several questions, a crossword with key terms, and a writing prompt.
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(added January 23, 2024)
Most notably used by the Haudenosaunee (also known as Iroquois), longhouses are a type of traditional Native American home. Students will learn about these buildings with a short passage and several reading comprehension questions.
Read about the Colosseum, an iconic building in Rome, Italy, and answer questions about it. Questions include multiple choice, short answer, a vocabulary activity, and a writing prompt.
Read this sweet story about a rainbow and answer the reading comprehension questions that follow. There is also a vocabulary activity and a writing prompt.
Poppies are flowers often worn on holidays like Veterans Day and Memorial Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada. Students will read a short passage about the flower's significance and answer several questions.
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Learn all about the world's largest animal with this article on the blue whale. Reading comprehension questions are included, as well as a vocabulary crossword and writing prompt.
Learn all about the bat with the misleading name with this engaging article. Accessible text and eye-catching photos help students understand key concepts and answer the reading comprehension questions.
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This article has facts about the coast redwood and giant sequoia trees of California. Test your students' comprehension of the article by having them complete the reading comprehension questions, vocabulary activity, and writing prompt.
Read all about the gibbon, a type of agile ape, and answer questions about the article. The worksheet includes a vocabulary crossword and a writing prompt.
Students can read all about a heroic pigeon who helped troops in World War I. Then they can answer questions about the article to test their comprehension.
This poem about a strong tree also has a message about growing up. Five reading comprehension questions are included.
This short poem has an important message about friendship. The worksheet has several questions, including a math problem.
This entertaining poem about staying up all night is a great way to introduce students to poetry. The worksheet includes three questions for students to answer.
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Read this story about a groundhog and his other animal friends. Then answer the comprehension questions, complete the vocabulary activity, and respond to the writing prompt.
This article makes an interesting supplement for teaching about World War I. Students will learn about how horses helped during the war and why they were important. Then they'll answer reading comprehension questions to test their recall and understanding of important details.
Learn all about the Florida panther, Florida's official state animal, with this reading comprehension passage and worksheet. The worksheet includes a vocabulary activity, a writing prompt, and several short answer and multiple choice questions.
Use this reading comprehension passage and worksheet to supplement lessons on checks and balances or the branches of U.S. government.
This article is all about the U.S. judicial branch and checks and balances. It includes reading comprehension questions, a vocabulary activity, and a writing prompt.
Help your students understand the branches of government with this trio of articles on checks and balances. This one focuses on the executive branch.
Students using this worksheet will get a great overview of the concept of erosion. Questions include short answer, a vocabulary activity, and a writing prompt.
Mount St. Helens is arguably the most famous volcano in the continental United States. By reading this article, students can learn all about it. Then they can test their comprehension skills by answering the questions.
With this article, students will learn all about the famous headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, known as the Pentagon. Reading comprehension questions help test and reinforce their understanding of the text.
This worksheet is all about Poseidon, the king of the sea in Greek mythology. It features a short passage and five reading comprehension questions.
Hermes was a messenger to the gods, but also a god himself. Find out more about him with this short article.
Students learning about Greek mythology can find out more about this famous fire god with this helpful worksheet.
As goddess of hearth and home, Hestia was worshipped by all of ancient Greece. Find out more about this important deity with this worksheet.
Hades was said to rule everything under the earth, known as the underworld. Learn more about him with this short passage and worksheet.
If you were a farmer in ancient Greece, you might have prayed to Dionysus for a good harvest, but he watched over much more than just crops. Use this worksheet to learn more about him.
Demeter is known in Greek mythology as the goddess of the harvest. Students can find out more about her with this worksheet.
This worksheet is a great supplemental activity for students learning about Greek gods and goddesses.
Athena, the goddess of wisdom, was loved around Greece. Learn more about her with this short reading comprehension article.
With this short reading comprehension article, students will learn all about Artemis, a Greek goddess who presided over animals and nature.
Read this short article about the Greek god Ares, and then answer five questions to reinforce your understanding of the content.
Widely known for his fiery chariot, Apollo was actually considered the Greek god of many different things. Read this article and answer the questions to learn more about him.
Read this passage to learn more about Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love. Then test your understanding by answering 5 reading comprehension questions.
Read about one of the most well-known Greek gods: Zeus. Then answer several reading comprehension questions.
Matilda the goose loves tasting pies, so when she has to bake one for a contest, she goes all out. Reading comprehension questions include multiple choice, short answer, vocabulary, and a writing prompt.
After reading this story of friendship, students can test their reading comprehension skills by answering the accompanying questions.
This is a story about a boy and his stuffed animal, and how he learns he can sleep without it if he wants to. Students will complete a series of reading comprehension questions to test their recollection of the story.
This article includes lots of facts about the amazing saguaro cactus of the Sonoran Desert. Test students' reading comprehension skills by having them answer the questions after reading the article.
This article tells all about temperate forests. Reading comprehension questions include a writing prompt, completing a diagram, multiple choice, and more.
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