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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

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

Castles in the Air

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Thirteen passage: Louisa May Alcott's "Littl...

846 Words, 4th-6th 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

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

Camp Laurence

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Twelve passage: The well-loved classic "Litt...

577 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, 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

Experiments

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Eleven passage: Louisa May Alcott's classic ...

1,117 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Theme

The Elephant in the Room

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

How did it get here? No one knows. How to get it out...

434 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Point of View, Summary