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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

The Wright Brothers’ Aeroplane

by Orville and Wilbur Wright from The Early History of the Airplane

Chapter I passage: Major moments in history do not a...

357 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Primary Source: The Wright Brothers Fly

from The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 7, 1904

The world changed forever when the Wright brothers -...

764 Words, 7th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Primary Source: Gold in California!

from "Trenton State Gazette" (New Jersey) September 16, 1848

The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in Californ...

514 Words, 4th-8th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Primary Source: Comanche, the Army Horse and Hero

from "The Tribune" (San Luis Obispo, California) June 1, 1878

Comanche, a U.S. Army horse, was known as the only U...

658 Words, 4th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

Primary Source: The 1900 Galveston Hurricane

from "The Evening Star" (Washington, D.C.) September 10, 1900

The deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history was t...

1,051 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Primary Source: Spanish Flu Pandemic

from The Oregonian, October 12, 1918

The 1918 influenza pandemic, often called the Spanis...

789 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Bats in Peril

Students will read a passage about bats and learn about the key role they play in various ecosystems. They will also learn abou...

532 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

America’s First Laboratory in Space

Students will read a passage about Skylab and learn about the three astronaut crews who lived and worked inside the space stati...

506 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

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

Project Gemini: Stepping Stone to the Moon

Students will read a passage about Project Gemini and learn about America’s first spacewalk and first space docking maneuver. S...

467 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea