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Non-Fiction Close Reading Comprehension Activity Book | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

Non-Fiction Close Reading Comprehension Activity Book | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

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A book with ten close reading passages, or informational texts. Each activity has an informational text with comprehension and grammar questions, an extension task, a crossword puzzle and a wordsearch activity. The close reading passages require NO PREP and are perfect for students in fifth grade or sixth grade.

This book contains the following activities:

1 – Mount Everest

2 – Children of the Industrial Revolution

3 – Roswell

4 – William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

5 – The Transatlantic Slave Trade

6 – The Great Plague

7 – Martin Luther King

8 – Abraham Lincoln

9 – Ancient Olympic Games

10 – Mars – The Red Planet

Included in each PDF printable resource:

  • An informational text
  • A comprehension activity with eight questions
  • Two grammar questions about the text
  • An extension writing activity
  • An answer sheet for self-assessment or teacher use
  • Each with a crossword & wordsearch to consolidate learning


These resources are great for:

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

The activities require NO PREP; they each have 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 documents.


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