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5th Grade Reading Passages

Below you'll find 5th grade reading comprehension passages along with questions and answers and vocabulary activities. These printable 5th grade practice activities are helpful for struggling readers or students who just need extra comprehension practice!

(251) Results for 5th Grade Reading Passages

New Year's Resolutions

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Intro: A teacher discusses with her class the idea o...

727 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

Primary Source: First Modern Olympic Games

from Boston Daily Advertiser, March 24, 1896

The first modern Olympic Games was a much smaller af...

381 Words, 5th-12th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Summary

Queen Marjorie

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

The lovely queen is smart and sensible. For years s...

1,149 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Summary, Theme

Amy's Will

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Nineteen passage: The well-beloved classic n...

618 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

Dark Days

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Eighteen passage: In this passage from Louis...

528 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

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

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