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John Cabot Reading Passage - Comprehension

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

Discover famous explorers like John Cabot with printable reading comprehension activities.

Looking for Reading Comprehension Activities?

You’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together an awesome resource to help you blend reading comprehension and Social Studies into the same lesson! It’s always good to take content across the curriculum, and you can do just that with this early explorers comprehension passage and worksheet.

Discover the Accomplishments of John Cabot

This reading comprehension worksheet will help your students understand the importance of John Cabot’s role in early exploration and provide them with some interesting facts about his life. They’ll learn about his place in history and his contributions to exploration and get some practice answering questions about reading passages. The answer key is included for easy grading!

John Cabot for Kids – Grade Appropriate Reading Passages

This worksheet is perfect for elementary social studies classes studying famous historical figures such as the early explorers or for older students who need extra practice with reading comprehension.

Tips for Differentiation of Reading Comprehension Activities

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

  • Guided reading groups 
  • Formative Assessment
  • Lesson wrap-up
  • Fast finishers 
  • Homework assignment

To challenge students needing acceleration, have them extend their learning about the different explorers into an informational research paper or project using our Informational Text Planning Templates.

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Color PDF or Blackline PDF.

Additionally, you could project the worksheet onto a screen and work through the passage and questions as a whole-group reading comprehension lesson.

Grab even more 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets and resources here!


This resource was created by Katy Blevins, a teacher in Georgia and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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