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April Close Reading Comprehension Passages | 3rd Grade & 4th Grade

April Close Reading Comprehension Passages | 3rd Grade & 4th Grade

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A book with ten close reading passages focused on key events in April or famous figures that were either born or died in the month. Each activity has an informational text with comprehension and grammar questions followed by an extension task, followed by a crossword puzzle and wordsearch activity.

The NO PREP reading comprehension activities are perfect for students in third grade or fourth grade. Students will learn about world history whilst developing their comprehension skills.

The book includes individual activities on:

  • The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, where construction began on the famous wonder on the 4th April 1922.
  • King Richard the Lionheart of England, who died on the 6th April 1199 after being hit with a crossbow whilst on siege.
  • The United States Entering World War I, which happened on the 6th April 1917.
  • The American Civil War, which began on the 12th April 1865, when the Confederacy attacked Fort Sumter.
  • The war-time president, Franklin Roosevelt, who died on the 12th April 1945, just months before the end of World War II
  • The Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage en-route to New York on the 14th April 1912.
  • Leonardo da Vinci, the famous Italian Renaissance artist who was born on the 15th April 1452.
  • The American Revolutionary War, which began on the 19th April 1775.
  • The longest serving British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who was born on the 21st April 1926.
  • The famous English playwright, William Shakespeare, who was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon on the 23rd April 1564.


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 with a crossword puzzle & wordsearch to consolidate learning


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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