5th Grade and Higher Reading Comprehension

Free printable reading comprehension worksheets and quizzes. Includes biographies and informational texts exploring diverse cultures. Print the one-page reading passages for offline use or test comprehension with the online interactive quizzes. Recommended level: 5th Grade and up

Ancient Greek Olympic Idols
The ancient Olympics were a religious festival as well as a sporting event. Read more.

Global Warming
Global warming refers to the increase of the earth's average temperature due to increasing amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Read more.

Who is Susan B. Anthony?
Susan B. Anthony was a women's rights leader in the late 1800's. She helped lead the way to voting rights for women. Read more.

Martin Luther King Jr.
A collection of reading passages covering Dr. King's early life, the March on Washington, his assasination, Martin Luther King Day, and more.

What is Diwali?
Diwali is a popular holiday celebrated by Hindu people around the world. In India, it is the biggest holiday of the year. Read more.

What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the holiest time of the year in the Islamic religion. It is observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world. Read more.

The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac
The Chinese calendar follows a 12-year pattern, the Zodiac, with each year named after an animal. Read more.

Who is Mae Jemison?
Dr. Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman to enter space. Read more.

Did Columbus Know the Earth was Round?
Many stories about Christopher Columbus say that he set out on his voyage to prove that the earth was round. Read more.

Who is Cesar Chavez?
Cesar Chavez was a Mexican American leader who worked all his life to help farm workers get better wages and safer working conditions. Read more.

Who is Willie O'Ree?
Willie O’Ree was not a popular player on the ice. Because there were no other black athletes in the National Hockey League, he was faced with discrimination every day. Read more.

The Story Behind the Poem "In Flanders Fields"
In Flanders Fields is one of the most famous war poems. Read more.

Who is Sojourner Truth?
Sojourner Truth is thought to be one of the great activists, speakers, and thinkers in US history. Read more.

Who is Benjamin Banneker?
Banneker was one of the first African Americans to make important discoveries in science. Read more.

The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth
Ever since Jackie Mitchell was a child living in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1920's, she loved baseball. Read more.

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