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1800s U.S. History Close Reading Comprehension Book | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

1800s U.S. History Close Reading Comprehension Book | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

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A close reading activity book with ten reading passages that look into key events and key figures from American history in the 1800s. Each activity has an informational text with comprehension and grammar questions, an extension task, a crossword puzzle and a wordsearch activity.

The NO PREP reading comprehension worksheets are perfect for students in fifth grade or sixth grade. Students will learn about key figures and events whilst developing their comprehension skills.

This book contains the following close reading activities:

1 – Thomas Jefferson

2 – Lewis & Clark Expedition

3 – Sacagawea

4 – The California Gold Rush

5 – Abraham Lincoln

6 – American Civil War

7 – Battle of Gettysburg

8 – Emancipation Proclamation

9 – End of the Civil War & Lincoln Assassination

10 – Frederick Douglass


Included in this PDF printable resource:

  • Ten informational texts
  • Each with a comprehension activity with ten questions
  • Each with grammar questions about the text
  • Each with an extension writing activity
  • Answer sheets for self-assessment or teacher use
  • Each has a crossword puzzle and wordsearch activity


This resource is great for:

  • In class learning
  • Independent work
  • Homework
  • Guided reading sessions
  • Assessment practice
  • Reading interventions
  • Emergency sub plans

The activity requires NO PREP; it has a body of text that students need to read through thoroughly; then they can use the text to find the comprehension and grammar answers. All texts then have an extension activity for those fast finishers and answers, for teacher use, are on the final page of the document.



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