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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

Helen and Boating

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

CHAPTER XXII passage: Born in 1880, Helen Keller was...

Louisa May Alcott: Novelist and Feminist

Students will read a passage about Louisa May Alcott and learn about the inspiration for her writing. They will also learn abou...

560 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Biography: Dorothea Lynde Dix

by Mary Stoyell Stimpson from The Child's Book of American Biography

Dorothea Dix was an 18th century activist for the me...

957 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Gibraltar

by Mark Twain from The Innocents Abroad

Chapter VII passage: Mark Twain is known for his fic...

496 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Biography: George Washington

by Mary Stoyell Stimpson from The Child's Book of American Biography

Mary Stoyell Stimpson wrote her book of American bio...

1,100 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Biography: Benjamin Franklin

by Mary Stoyell Stimpson from The Child's Book of American Biography

This biography of Benjamin Franklin, written in 1915...

724 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Washington. The Legislature. And The President’s House

by Charles Dickens from American Notes for General Circulation

Chapter VIII passage: The White House today receives...

Jackie Robinson: The Man Who Changed Baseball Forever

by RV Staff Writer J.C.H.

Jackie Robinson broke the color line in major league...

1,006 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Rush

by May Kellogg Sullivan from A Woman Who Went to Alaska

Chapter IV passage: During the Klondike Gold Rush in...

429 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea

Stickeen

by John Muir from Stickeen

In 1879, noted naturalist John Muir went to Alaska t...

1,343 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea