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

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

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

The book includes individual activities on:

  • Mahatma Gandhi, who was born on the 2nd October 1869
  • Christopher Columbus, who first landed in the Americas on the 12th October 1492
  • William the Conqueror, who won the Battle of Hastings to become king of England on the 14th October 1066
  • Walt Disney, who founded the Walt Disney Company on the 16th October 1923
  • The famous soccer star, Pele, was born on the 23rd October 1922
  • The Great Depression, which began with the stock market crash on 'Black Thursday' on the 24th October 1929
  • The famous artist, Pablo Picasso, who was born on the 25th October 1881
  • The Microsoft founder and multi-billionaire, Bill Gates, who was born on the 28th October 1955
  • Muhammed Ali, who defeated George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle on the 30th October 1974
  • As the Battle of Britain ended on the 31st October 1940, the Blitz on Britain began


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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