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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

Here’s the Spin on Tornadoes

by RV Staff Writer J.C.H.

Tornadoes are a destructive force of nature. This pa...

495 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

The Gold Rush: Rise of the Golden State

by RV Staff Writer J.C.H.

Gold! That was the cry in 1849 as the world began to...

453 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Gibraltar

by Mark Twain from The Innocents Abroad

Chapter VII passage: Mark Twain is known for his fic...

496 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Biography: George Washington

by Mary Stoyell Stimpson from The Child's Book of American Biography

Mary Stoyell Stimpson wrote her book of American bio...

1,100 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Christmas in Germany

Germany gave us some of the most revered Christmas traditions, such as the decorated tree and gingerbread houses. Students will...

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

Washington. The Legislature. And The President’s House

by Charles Dickens from American Notes for General Circulation

Chapter VIII passage: The White House today receives...

Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones: A World of Difference

by RV staff writer JCH

What's the difference in a hurricane, a typhoon, and...

637 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Racing Alaska’s Historic Iditarod Trail

Students will read a passage about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. They will learn about the history of the trail and the bre...

468 Words, 4th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

The Great Race of Mercy

Students will read a passage about sled dogs and the 1925 Great Race of Mercy. Students will then answer questions about the ma...

440 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Hallowe'en in America

by Ruth Edna Kelley from The Book of Hallowe'en

Chapter XV passage: Published in 1919, Ruth Edna Kel...

804 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues