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Biography / Autobiography Reading Passages

Biography is the fact-based story of a person's life written by a third party. An autobiography is the fact-based story of a person’s life which is written by that person. 

(65) Results for Biography / Autobiography Reading Passages


We’ve only one planet to live on, so the preservation of natural resources for our children and grandchildren is up to us. This...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Across the Plains

In 1879, author Robert Louis Stevenson traveled from Great Britain to New York. From there, he took a train across the United...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Women's History

Women’s History Month is traditionally held in March, but the study of women’s history is valuable all twelve months of the yea...

Reading Set: 20 Passages

Helen Keller

Helen Keller (1880-1968) was an inspiration to many. Although she was born with normal sight and hearing, she lost both at a ...

Reading Set: 8 Passages

U.S. Presidents

Forty-four men have served as President of the United States. They have lead the country through wars, economic depressions, ...

Reading Set: 10 Passages

Black History Month

The United States and Canada observe Black History month in February; the United Kingdom observes it in October. While the co...

Reading Set: 14 Passages

African American Inventors

There are many unsung African American heros and heroines in science and technology. Their contributions are often unknown to...

Reading Set: 7 Passages

Football Days: A Yale Nightmare

by William H. Edwards from Football Days: Memories of The Game and of the Men Behind the Ball

Chapter XVIII passage: College football in the Unite...

748 Words, 6th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Helen's Views on Friends

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XXIII passage: In her dark and silent world...

Helen and the World's Fair

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XV passage: Born in the 19th century as a he...

804 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Summary