Informational Reading Passages

Informational pieces are nonfiction texts that have the goal of educating or instructing the reader. Informational texts may be on almost any topic, including science, social studies, math, crafts, games, cooking, sports, etc.

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Documents of Freedom

For centuries, humans have attempted to codify the rights, privileges, responsibilities, and freedoms each person has in a society. This Reading Set is a collection of some of the most important documents in this ongoing quest to form “a more perfect union.”

Reading Set: 5 Passages

The French Revolution

The French Revolution began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United States to Europe. A period of social, political, and economic upheaval, it has been the setting for many seminal works by major authors, including Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo. This Reading Set includes both fiction and nonfiction passages along with related reading comprehension questions.

Reading Set: 4 Passages

The U.S. Bill of Rights

The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are called the Bill of Rights. These amendments were finally ratified in 1791...

489 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Fact and Opinion and Summary

The Declaration of Independence

by Second Continental Congress

The Declaration of Independence was the document ado...

379 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues and Summary

Native Americans: The Wampanoag Tribe

by RV Staff Writer A. A.

The Wampanoag tribe was the tribe that were a part o...

283 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Summary

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, written in 1789, is the core document of the French Revolution, establishing ...

943 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 1200L +, Compare and Contrast

The Lady with the Lamp

by Laura E. Richards from Florence Nightingale: The Angel of the Crimea

Chapter XI passage: Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)...

638 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 800L - 990L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Symbolism, and Theme

Carving Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is an iconic US landmark in South Dakota. It features the sculptures of four US Presidents: George Washington, T...

486 Words, 5th-7th Grades, 800L - 990L, Context Clues and Summary

Machines Like Us

by Staff Writer

Students will read a passage about robotics and the ...

635 Words, 8th-9th Grades, 1000L - 1190L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, and Summary

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Children will learn about how plants grow from a seed to a flowering plant. Children will answer questions about details, seque...

224 Words, K-1st Grades, 0 - 490L, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, and Story Elements