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Reading Passages Teaching Resources

Explore reading passages ready to be used in your elementary school classroom. Created by teachers for teachers, each reading passage in this extensive collection has been designed to enhance student comprehension skills and build understanding. This collection of curriculum-aligned comprehension passages was created by the teachers on the Teach Starter team, and each has undergone a review by an expert on our team to ensure it's ready for your classroom. The collection encompasses kindergarten through sixth grade, with reading worksheets that can be easily edited to differentiate instruction for individual learners.
New to teaching ELA this school year? Here's a quick primer from our teacher team to help you whether you're teaching first grade, fifth grade, or somewhere in between!

What Are Reading Passages?

Reading passages are a set of written text that are typically used for reading comprehension exercises and assessments. They can come in a variety of forms, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. They are used to provide a text for students to read and analyze, and are often accompanied by questions or tasks to assess comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and other language skills. This collection of short reading passages can be used for a variety of needs, including:
  • Practicing reading fluency
  • Provide students with practice in reading comprehension and critical thinking skills
  • Measuring students' reading level
  • Exposing students to different genres, authors, and writing styles
The reading passages in this collection of teaching resources can be used for individual or group activities.
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