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Clara Barton Passage and Comprehension Worksheets

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 5

Uncover facts about Clara Barton with a reading passage and worksheet pack to practice comprehension, character analysis, and sequencing.

Clara Barton Fun Facts for Kids – Reading Passage Task

Clara Barton was an American nurse, humanitarian and social reformer. She was the founder of the American Red Cross. We’ve put together a grouping of reading comprehension and Social Studies cross-curricular worksheets to help you blend your content areas and hit all of those curriculum standards.

Students will read about Clara Barton’s life and work in this passage. Following the reading, there are three additional worksheets that provide additional skill practice in the following areas.

  • Recalling key facts and details, using text evidence
  • Identifying character traits and using evidence to support conclusions
  • Sequencing details in chronological order

Through these social studies worksheets, students will learn about Clara Barton’s contributions during the Civil War and to American history. 

An answer key is included with this resource for easy grading. 

Ways to Use This Printable Clara Barton and the Civil War Worksheet

Use this comprehension activity to build a week or more of your Civil War lesson plans. You could pair this passage with many different activities, including a Clara barton wanted poster or even an in-class Clara Barton or Civil War project.

In addition to being an inspiring historical figure to study during Women’s History Month, use this worksheet as a: 

Sustainability Tips: Print on cardstock and slip the pages into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse them. You can also project the worksheet and work through it as a class, having students record their answers in their notebooks.

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Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Google Slides version and the resource’s black-and-white PDF version. 

An answer key is also included with this download.


This resource was created by Beth Hindi, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter collaborator.

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