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

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

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A book with ten close reading passages focused on key events in November or famous figures that were either born or died in the month. 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 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:

  • Abraham Lincoln, who was elected as president on the 6th November 1860.
  • The famous scientist, Marie Curie, who was born on the 7th November 1867.
  • The end of World War 1, which ended on the 11th November 1918, and the Treaty of Versailles that followed.
  • The famous French artist, Claude Monet, who was born on the 14th November 1840.
  • The English monarch, Elizabeth I, who became queen at the age of just 25, on the 17th November 1558.
  • The U.S. President Joe Biden, who was born on the 20th November 1942.
  • American president, John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated on the 22nd November 1963.
  • The settlement of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, which took place on the 25th November 1621.
  • Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamun, whose tomb was discovered by Howard Carter on the 26th November 1922.
  • The British war time prime minister, Winston Churchill, who was born on the 30th November 1874.


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 & 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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