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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

Young Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Chapter VIII passage: Frederick Douglass, born about...

588 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary, Theme

Her Story: Sojourner Truth

by Sojourner Truth and Olive Gilbert from Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Northern Slave

Sojourner Truth was a abolitionist, feminist, and po...

447 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

Abigail Smith Gets to Know John Adams

Abigail Smith liked John Adams. The feeling was mutual. But Abigail’s mother didn’t think the young country lawyer was good eno...

463 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Summary

Bessie Blount Griffin: Inventor and Forensic Scientist

Bessie Blount Griffin was an inventor, nurse, physical therapist, and forensic scientist. She was the first African American wo...

443 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Michael, Tsar of Russia

Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov was the founder of the Romanov dynasty in Russia. The dynasty was in power from 1613 to 1917. This ...

380 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

Henry Knox: First Secretary of War

Henry Knox had no formal training or experience in war, but he had fighting in his blood and loved learning about artillery. Th...

528 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary

Clara Barton and the American Red Cross

Clara Barton was a fearless woman. Her desire to help Union soldiers during the Civil War led her to be known as the “Angel of ...

351 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

Helen Prepares for College

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XVIII passage: After overcoming an early chi...

676 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Helen Speaks

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XIII passage: Helen Keller, born 1880, was a...

995 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Main / Central Idea

Helen Goes to School

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter IX passage: After losing her sight and heari...

726 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea