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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

The Box of Colors

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

In a crowded box of crayons, the colors present argu...

853 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Theme

The Elves Take a Vacation

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

After Christmas, Santa’s elves deserve some time off...

1,267 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements, Summary

Cupid’s Broken Glasses

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

It’s Cupid’s job to make people fall in love. When h...

954 Words, 5th-7th Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

Blue Whales: Saving the Giants of the Ocean

Students will read a passage about blue whales and threats they face in their ocean environment. They will then answer question...

396 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Henry Knox: First Secretary of War

Henry Knox had no formal training or experience in war, but he had fighting in his blood and loved learning about artillery. Th...

528 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary

Hansel and Gretel: After the Escape

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

We all know the story of the brother and sister who ...

730 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language

Stop That Noodle!

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Four brothers are surprised when they are cooking d...

917 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Figurative Language

Helen Prepares for College

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XVIII passage: After overcoming an early chi...

676 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Helen Speaks

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XIII passage: Helen Keller, born 1880, was a...

995 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Main / Central Idea

Helen Goes to School

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter IX passage: After losing her sight and heari...

726 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea