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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 Toughest Sled Dog Race in the World

Students will read a passage about the Yukon Quest and the difficult nature of the race. Students will then answer questions ab...

520 Words, 5th-6th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Mushing During the Klondike Gold Rush

Students will read a passage about the role of sled dogs in the late 19th century Klondike Gold Rush. Students will then answer...

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

The Salem Witch Trials: The Dark Truth Behind Talking Animals and Flying Broomsticks

by RV staff writer JCH

A dark part of American history, the Salem Witch tri...

879 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Rush

by May Kellogg Sullivan from A Woman Who Went to Alaska

Chapter IV passage: During the Klondike Gold Rush in...

429 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea

Stickeen

by John Muir from Stickeen

In 1879, noted naturalist John Muir went to Alaska t...

1,343 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

Project Mercury: The First Americans in Space

Students will read a passage about Project Mercury and learn about the Space Race and America’s first human spaceflight program...

519 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Robert Louis Stevenson: Pirate Tales, Treasure Maps, and Monsters

Students will read a passage about Robert Louis Stevenson and learn about his famous books and stories. Students will then answ...

408 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

The Mercury 13: Paving the Way for Women in Space

Students will read a passage about the Mercury 13 and learn about the women who dreamed of being America’s first female astrona...

453 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Threatened!

Students will read a passage about loggerhead sea turtles and learn about the threats they face in the ocean and on land. Stude...

447 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Through the Foothills with a Flock of Sheep

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter I passage: John Muir was founder of the Sier...