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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

Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Surprised

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

Chapter I passage: "Anne of Green Gables" is a well-...

1,288 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Character Traits, Summary

Aunt March Settles the Question

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXIII passage: Love is in the air for Meg an...

1,042 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

Primary Source: Gold in California!

from "Trenton State Gazette" (New Jersey) September 16, 1848

The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in Californ...

514 Words, 4th-8th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Primary Source: Comanche, the Army Horse and Hero

from "The Tribune" (San Luis Obispo, California) June 1, 1878

Comanche, a U.S. Army horse, was known as the only U...

658 Words, 4th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

A Pirate’s Life for Me

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

A man describes growing up with his pirate parents a...

680 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Point of View

The Jabberwocky

by Lewis Carroll from Through the Looking Glass

In "Through the Looking Glass" Lewis Carroll writes ...

174 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Figurative Language, Story Elements

Pleasant Meadows

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXII passage: It's homecoming time in Louisa...

515 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary

Laurie Makes Mischief, and Jo Makes Peace

by Louisa May Alcott

Chapter XXI passage: Louisa May Alcott's classic nov...

Snow Day

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Freddie gets his first snow day, but he’s not sure a...

773 Words, 3rd-6th Grades, Context Clues, Theme

Confidential

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XX passage: In this passage from Louisa May ...

739 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Theme