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February Close Reading Comprehension Passages | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

February Close Reading Comprehension Passages | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

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A book with ten close reading passages focused on key events in February 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, crossword puzzle and wordsearch activity.

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

The book includes individual activities on:

  • The American baseball star, Babe Ruth, who was born on the 6th February 1895.
  • The South African civil rights activist and former president, Nelson Mandela, who was freed on the 11th February 1990.
  • The infamous English king, Henry VIII, who was born on the 11th February 1531.
  • The famous English evolutionist, Charles Darwin, who was born on the 12th February 1809.
  • The famous Italian astrologist, Galileo, who was born on the 15th February 1564.
  • The Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, who became the Premier of Cuba on the 16th February 1959.
  • The American basketball star, Michael Jordan, who was born on the 17th February 1963.
  • The famous Dutch artist, Rembrandt, who was born on the 22nd February 1778.
  • The founder of Apple and Pixar, Steve Jobs, who was born on the 24th February 1955.
  • The infamous Roman Emperor, Constantine the Great, who was born on the 27th February 272 AD.


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 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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