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

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

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A book with ten close reading passages focused on key events in March 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 third grade or fourth grade. Students will learn about world history whilst developing their comprehension skills.

The book includes individual activities on:

  • The third American president, Thomas Jefferson, who was the first president inaugurated in Washington D.C. on the 4th March 1895.
  • The famous Italian Renaissance painter, Michelangelo, who was born in Caprese on the 6th March 1475.
  • The Coronavirus Pandemic, which forced many countries around the world into strict lockdowns for months from the 11th to the 14th March 2000.
  • The famous German-born scientist, Albert Einstein, who was born on the 14th March 1809.
  • The famous American Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles, who was born in Columbus on the 14th March 1997.
  • The famous American basketball star, Steph Curry, who was born in Ohio on the 14th March 1988.
  • The famous Roman leader, Julius Caesar, who was killed by his senators in Rome on the 15th March 44 BC.
  • The famous Saint Patrick’s Day Irish holiday which is celebrated each year on the 17th March.
  • The famous expedition leaders, Lewis & Clark, who began their return journey to St Louis on the 23rd March 1806.
  • The famous Olympian, Jesse Owens, who was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously by George Bush on the 18th March 1990.


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 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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