The olympic games

The Olympic Games

In a celebration of peace, athleticism, and friendly competition, nations from around the world gather every four years to compete in the Olympic Games. The first modern Olympic Games was held in 1896, and continue to today. This reading set honors past athletes and offers some insight into past competitions.

Reading Passages In This Set


The Olympics

The Olympics Games capture the whole world's attention every four years. Students will read a passage about the history of the ...

692 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, and Symbolism


Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Star

Students will read a biography about Olympic athlete Wilma Rudolph and the obstacles she had to overcome to be successful. Stud...

558 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea and Summary


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 and Summary