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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.

(107) Results for Informational Reading Passages

Primary Source: Opening of the Panama Canal

from The Times-Picayune, August 16, 1914

The impact of the Panama Canal on world transportati...

679 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Point of View, Summary

Primary Source: Washington Monument Is Almost Finished

from Wisconsin State Journal, January 2, 1885

The Washington Monument is an iconic memorial on the...

635 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Summary

Eyewitness: Jack London and the San Francisco Earthquake

by Jack London

Jack London was known for his adventure novels such ...

888 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Primary Source: Mother's Day Oberved All Over America

by Boston Herald Monday, May 11, 1914

Today Mother's Day is a special day around the world...

627 Words, 4th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

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...

Primary Source: President Lincoln's Funeral Train

by The Philadelphia Inquirer April 25,1865

President Abraham Lincoln was the first U.S. Preside...

963 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Primary Source: The 1896 East St. Louis Tornado

from The Illinois State Journal - Friday, May 29 1896

On Wednesday, May 27, 1896, a massive tornado struck...

865 Words, 6th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Primary Source: Votes for Women Ratified

from Kansas City Star September 1, 1920

In 1920, the 19th Amendment which granted voting rig...

715 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Primary Source: The Titanic Is Sinking

from Daily Illinois State Journal April 15, 1912

In 1912, the supposedly unsinkable "Titanic" sank in...

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