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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

Robert Louis Stevenson: Pirate Tales, Treasure Maps, and Monsters

Students will read a passage about Robert Louis Stevenson and learn about his famous books and stories. Students will then answ...

408 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Confucius: The Most Famous Teacher in China

by RV Staff Writer JCH

Confucius changed the attitudes of the Chinese peopl...

539 Words, 5th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea

Fellow-Passengers

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

While more famous for his adventure novels such as “...

510 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Leaves from the Notebook of an Emigrant Between New York and San Francisco

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

“Across the Plains” was Robert Louis Stevenson’s tra...

322 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

To the Golden Gates

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

Robert Louis Stevenson traveled across the United St...

572 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

The Plains of Nebraska

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

More noted for his works of fiction and poetry, Robe...

The Emigrant Train

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

Chapter 2 passage: Scottish author Robert Louis Stev...

Madam C.J. Walker: Self-Made Millionaire and Philanthropist

Students will read a passage about Madam C.J. Walker and learn about her success as a businesswomen and philanthropist. Student...

549 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Dr. Dian Fossey: Renowned Primatologist and Conservationist

Students will read a passage about Dr. Dian Fossey and learn about her extensive efforts to study and protect the critically en...

814 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Summary

Up From Slavery: Boyhood Days

by Booker T. Washington from Up From Slavery

Chapter 2 passage: Educator, author, leader, preside...

470 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1300L +, Main / Central Idea