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Oh, those loveable 6th graders! What would middle school be like with out them? Here are all of my reading worksheets that were written at the 6th grade level. I used this fantastic site to determine the readability scores of these worksheets, but you should read and approve them yourself before giving them to your students. Readability scores are not perfect and there are many different algorithms to determine readability scores. I use an average of these scores, but they can vary wildly. For these reasons, I encourage you to open up the reading levels two grade levels in each direction. This will give you a good selection of texts that are appropriate for a 6th grade student to read.
- Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Honey Badgers | Nonfiction Reading Test - Despite their sweet sounding name, honey badgers are known for their relentless fighting spirit. Learn more about these interesting creatures and answer multiple-choice and extended-response questions with this activity. View my readibility scores . Honey Badgers | Nonfiction Reading Test | RTF Honey Badgers | Nonfiction Reading Test | PDF Honey Badgers | Nonfiction Reading Test | Preview Honey Badgers | Nonfiction Reading Test | Answers Honey Badgers | Nonfiction Reading Test | Ereading Worksheet
Koko | Nonfiction Reading Test - Language is often thought of as something that separates people from animals, but what if you could teach language to primates? How would that change the way that we understand language and animals? That was precisely what Dr. Penny Patterson set out to prove when she began teaching sing language to a gorilla named Koko. Learn more about the ups and downs of this experiment in this short reading passage. Then answer multiple-choice and long-response questions. This is more great practice for standardized tests. View my readibility scores . Koko | Nonfiction Reading Test | RTF Koko | Nonfiction Reading Test | PDF Koko | Nonfiction Reading Test | Preview Koko | Nonfiction Reading Test | Answers Koko | Nonfiction Reading Test | Ereading Worksheet
Google | Nonfiction Reading Test - Few companies have such an impact on our lives that they affect our language. Google is one of those companies. Learn more about my favorite company while reinforcing your reading skills with multiple-choice and long-response questions. View my readibility scores . Google | Nonfiction Reading Test | RTF Google | Nonfiction Reading Test | PDF Google | Nonfiction Reading Test | Preview Google | Nonfiction Reading Test | Answers Google | Nonfiction Reading Test | Ereading Worksheet
Trampolines | Nonfiction Reading Test - People have been having fun, and getting hurt, on trampolines for decades now. Learn more about the hidden threat lurking in millions of backyards around the world and answer some thoughtful and demanding multiple-choice and long-response questions. This is a great activity to get your test scores to jump high. View my readibility scores . Trampolines | Nonfiction Reading Test | RTF Trampolines | Nonfiction Reading Test | PDF Trampolines | Nonfiction Reading Test | Preview Trampolines | Nonfiction Reading Test | Answers Trampolines | Nonfiction Reading Test | Ereading Worksheet
Mongooses | Nonfiction Reading Test - Mongooses were first brought to Hawaii to kill rats that were ruining sugar cane crops. It didn't exactly work out that way. Find out what happened in this reading passage, and answer multiple-choice and long-response questions to bulk up your reading skills. View my readibility scores . Mongooses | Nonfiction Reading Test | RTF Mongooses | Nonfiction Reading Test | PDF Mongooses | Nonfiction Reading Test | Preview Mongooses | Nonfiction Reading Test | Answers Mongooses | Nonfiction Reading Test | Ereading Worksheet
“The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger” | By L. Frank Baum - One can end up in some uncomfortable places when one succumbs to peer pressure, or so this story would teach us. Your students will enjoy this short story by the man who brought us "The Wizard of Oz." View my readibility scores . “The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger” | By L. Frank Baum | RTF “The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger” | By L. Frank Baum | PDF “The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger” | By L. Frank Baum | Preview “The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger” | By L. Frank Baum | Answers “The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger” | By L. Frank Baum | Ereading Worksheet
“The Fir Tree” | By Hans Christian Andersen - One of Andersen’s lesser known works, this short story teaches readers to appreciate their lives while they are living them. This story is easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to enjoy. View my readibility scores . “The Fir Tree” | By Hans Christian Andersen | RTF “The Fir Tree” | By Hans Christian Andersen | PDF “The Fir Tree” | By Hans Christian Andersen | Preview “The Fir Tree” | By Hans Christian Andersen | Answers “The Fir Tree” | By Hans Christian Andersen | Ereading Worksheet
“The Tell-Tale Heart” | By Edgar Allan Poe - Poe may be the grandfather of gothic horror writings, but some of his texts can be inaccessible to students. Fortunately, this one is not such a text. Studying this story is a great way to lead into a discussion on the reliability of the narrator, as Poe's narrator is rather unreliable in this text. View my readibility scores . “The Tell-Tale Heart” | By Edgar Allan Poe | RTF “The Tell-Tale Heart” | By Edgar Allan Poe | PDF “The Tell-Tale Heart” | By Edgar Allan Poe | Preview “The Tell-Tale Heart” | By Edgar Allan Poe | Answers “The Tell-Tale Heart” | By Edgar Allan Poe | Ereading Worksheet
“The Gift of the Magi” | By O. Henry - This story is probably O. Henry's best known work. It is the classic tale of a young couple who sacrifice their greatest treasures for one another and in the process prove that love is the greatest gift of all. View my readibility scores . “The Gift of the Magi” | By O. Henry | RTF “The Gift of the Magi” | By O. Henry | PDF “The Gift of the Magi” | By O. Henry | Preview “The Gift of the Magi” | By O. Henry | Answers “The Gift of the Magi” | By O. Henry | Ereading Worksheet
“The Story of Keesh” | By Jack London - This is an uplifting story that teaches readers the value of ingenuity, self-sufficiency, and perseverance. A young man overcomes all odds to become the greatest hunter in his village. View my readibility scores . “The Story of Keesh” | By Jack London | RTF “The Story of Keesh” | By Jack London | PDF “The Story of Keesh” | By Jack London | Preview “The Story of Keesh” | By Jack London | Answers “The Story of Keesh” | By Jack London | Ereading Worksheet
“The Ransom of Red Chief” | By O. Henry - The classic tale of two bumbling kidnappers who find themselves at the mercy of their hostage. This story is a great way to introduce the notion of irony to your class. View my readibility scores . “The Ransom of Red Chief” | By O. Henry | RTF “The Ransom of Red Chief” | By O. Henry | PDF “The Ransom of Red Chief” | By O. Henry | Preview “The Ransom of Red Chief” | By O. Henry | Answers “The Ransom of Red Chief” | By O. Henry | Ereading Worksheet
“2 B R 0 2 B” | By Kurt Vonnegut - This short story gives readers a glimpse into a futuristic world where people live forever and the population has been capped. Warning: This text contains violence and may not be appropriate for younger students. View my readibility scores . “2 B R 0 2 B” | By Kurt Vonnegut | RTF “2 B R 0 2 B” | By Kurt Vonnegut | PDF “2 B R 0 2 B” | By Kurt Vonnegut | Preview “2 B R 0 2 B” | By Kurt Vonnegut | Answers “2 B R 0 2 B” | By Kurt Vonnegut | Ereading Worksheet
“Mr. Brisher’s Treasure” | By H. G. Wells - A man finds buried treasure but has his hands full trying to bring it home. Students will love the narrative tension and ironic twist, if they can manage to forget about the narrator's thick dialect. View my readibility scores . “Mr. Brisher’s Treasure” | By H. G. Wells | RTF “Mr. Brisher’s Treasure” | By H. G. Wells | PDF “Mr. Brisher’s Treasure” | By H. G. Wells | Preview “Mr. Brisher’s Treasure” | By H. G. Wells | Answers “Mr. Brisher’s Treasure” | By H. G. Wells | Ereading Worksheet
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Author's Purpose Worksheet 6 - This is a double-sided worksheet with eleven problems on author's purpose. Student determine the author's main purpose in writing the text based on short descriptions. Then they explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Author's Purpose Worksheet 6 | RTF Author's Purpose Worksheet 6 | PDF Author's Purpose Worksheet 6 | Preview Author's Purpose Worksheet 6 | Answers
Author's Purpose Quiz 2 - This is a 15 question multiple choice quiz on author's purpose. Students read short descriptions of texts and determine the author's main purpose. View my readibility scores . Author's Purpose Quiz 2 | RTF Author's Purpose Quiz 2 | PDF Author's Purpose Quiz 2 | Preview Author's Purpose Quiz 2 | Answers
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Characterization Worksheet 3 - This worksheet has ten very short stories. Students identify an indirect characterization based on the text. Then they explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Characterization Worksheet 3 | RTF Characterization Worksheet 3 | PDF Characterization Worksheet 3 | Preview Characterization Worksheet 3 | Answers
Context Clues 1.3 - This worksheet offers great practice with context clues. Determine the meanings of twelve bolded vocabulary words based on how each is used in a sentence. This worksheet asks students to take the extra and oh-so critical step of explaining their answers. View my readibility scores . Context Clues 1.3 | RTF Context Clues 1.3 | PDF Context Clues 1.3 | Preview Context Clues 1.3 | Answers
Context Clues 1.4 - Studying vocabulary can be tricky. There are so many words to learn. You are better off practicing strategies to decode unfamiliar words. This worksheet will help you improve your ability to use the context of a sentence to determine the meanings of challenging vocabulary words. View my readibility scores . Context Clues 1.4 | RTF Context Clues 1.4 | PDF Context Clues 1.4 | Preview Context Clues 1.4 | Answers
Context Clues 1.6 - This worksheet will help you build your vocabulary skills with twelve more practice problems. Read the sentences and figure out what the bold words mean based on how they are used. Then explain your answers. View my readibility scores . Context Clues 1.6 | RTF Context Clues 1.6 | PDF Context Clues 1.6 | Preview Context Clues 1.6 | Answers
Context Clues 2.1 - This worksheet will give students practice determining the meanings of challenging vocabulary words based on the context in which they are used. It has twelve problems to give students practice developing this crucial reading skill. View my readibility scores . Context Clues 2.1 | RTF Context Clues 2.1 | PDF Context Clues 2.1 | Preview Context Clues 2.1 | Answers
Context Clues 2.2 - This worksheet has twelve more challenging vocabulary words used in context-rich sentences. Determine the meanings of the words and explain your answers. View my readibility scores . Context Clues 2.2 | RTF Context Clues 2.2 | PDF Context Clues 2.2 | Preview Context Clues 2.2 | Answers
Context Clues 2.3 - Students will build vocabulary skills as they decode the meanings of vocabulary words based on how they are used in context-rich sentences. Students consider their responses as the worksheet requires them to explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Context Clues 2.3 | RTF Context Clues 2.3 | PDF Context Clues 2.3 | Preview Context Clues 2.3 | Answers
Context Clues 2.7 - This worksheet has still more practice with context clues. Would you believe that it has 12 more context-rich sentences and that it asks students to explain their answers? View my readibility scores . Context Clues 2.7 | RTF Context Clues 2.7 | PDF Context Clues 2.7 | Preview Context Clues 2.7 | Answers
Fact and Opinion Worksheet 1 - Students read 25 short statements and determine whether each is a fact or an opinion. Students also explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Fact and Opinion Worksheet 1 | RTF Fact and Opinion Worksheet 1 | PDF Fact and Opinion Worksheet 1 | Preview Fact and Opinion Worksheet 1 | Answers Fact and Opinion Worksheet 1 | Ereading Worksheet
Figurative Language Poem | "The Dawn’s Awakening!" - Otto Leland Bohanan writes a beautiful poem with multiple layers. This poem uses personification, metaphor, hyperbole, and some great imagery. Students read the poem and answer questions about figurative language techniques and poetic devices used in the poem. View my readibility scores . Figurative Language Poem | "The Dawn’s Awakening!" | RTF Figurative Language Poem | "The Dawn’s Awakening!" | PDF Figurative Language Poem | "The Dawn’s Awakening!" | Preview Figurative Language Poem | "The Dawn’s Awakening!" | Answers
Figurative Language Worksheet 6 - This worksheet has 23 more examples of figurative language taken from classic poems. Students read each example, identify the technique, and explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Figurative Language Worksheet 6 | RTF Figurative Language Worksheet 6 | PDF Figurative Language Worksheet 6 | Preview Figurative Language Worksheet 6 | Answers Figurative Language Worksheet 6 | Ereading Worksheet
Figurative Language Worksheet | "Lord of the Flies" - This worksheet has 26 figurative language techniques plucked from one of my favorite books, "Lord of the Flies." Students read each example, identify the technique being used, and explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Figurative Language Worksheet | "Lord of the Flies" | RTF Figurative Language Worksheet | "Lord of the Flies" | PDF Figurative Language Worksheet | "Lord of the Flies" | Preview Figurative Language Worksheet | "Lord of the Flies" | Answers Figurative Language Worksheet | "Lord of the Flies" | Ereading Worksheet
Figurative Language Worksheet | Edgar Allen Poe - This worksheet has ten figurative language techniques taken from the original master of horror's texts. Students identify each figurative language technique and explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Figurative Language Worksheet | Edgar Allen Poe | RTF Figurative Language Worksheet | Edgar Allen Poe | PDF Figurative Language Worksheet | Edgar Allen Poe | Preview Figurative Language Worksheet | Edgar Allen Poe | Answers Figurative Language Worksheet | Edgar Allen Poe | Ereading Worksheet
Figurative Language Worksheet | O. Henry - This worksheet has 23 examples of figurative language techniques taken from one of my favorite author's texts. This worksheet covers each of the following techniques: alliteration, onomatopoeia, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, or understatement. View my readibility scores . Figurative Language Worksheet | O. Henry | RTF Figurative Language Worksheet | O. Henry | PDF Figurative Language Worksheet | O. Henry | Preview Figurative Language Worksheet | O. Henry | Answers Figurative Language Worksheet | O. Henry | Ereading Worksheet
Idioms Test 1 - This idiom test has fifteen multiple-choice questions to test students' understanding of idioms (which are commonly used figurative expressions). Each idiom is used in a contextually rich sentence. Students determine the meaning and choose the appropriate answer. View my readibility scores . Idioms Test 1 | RTF Idioms Test 1 | PDF Idioms Test 1 | Preview Idioms Test 1 | Answers Idioms Test 1 | Ereading Worksheet
Idioms Worksheet 2 - This worksheet has another fifteen commonly used expressions with which students are surprisingly unfamiliar. Students must determine the meaning of each idiom based on how it is used. View my readibility scores . Idioms Worksheet 2 | RTF Idioms Worksheet 2 | PDF Idioms Worksheet 2 | Preview Idioms Worksheet 2 | Answers
Onomatopoeia Worksheet 1 - This worksheet has 25 examples of onomatopoeia used in sentences. Students read the sentence, circle the onomatopoeic word, and identify what made the noise. View my readibility scores . Onomatopoeia Worksheet 1 | RTF Onomatopoeia Worksheet 1 | PDF Onomatopoeia Worksheet 1 | Preview Onomatopoeia Worksheet 1 | Answers
Onomatopoeia Worksheet 2 - This worksheet has 25 sentences using onomatopoeia. Students identify each use and explain what made the noise. View my readibility scores . Onomatopoeia Worksheet 2 | RTF Onomatopoeia Worksheet 2 | PDF Onomatopoeia Worksheet 2 | Preview Onomatopoeia Worksheet 2 | Answers
Poetic Devices Worksheet 2 - This worksheet takes two double-sided pages to print. It has a whopping 27 examples of language rich with poetic devices. Students determine which poetic devices are used in each question and then explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Poetic Devices Worksheet 2 | RTF Poetic Devices Worksheet 2 | PDF Poetic Devices Worksheet 2 | Preview Poetic Devices Worksheet 2 | Answers
Simile Worksheet 1 - This worksheet has 10 similes. Students identify which two things are being compared and then put the simile into literal language using their own words. View my readibility scores . Simile Worksheet 1 | RTF Simile Worksheet 1 | PDF Simile Worksheet 1 | Preview Simile Worksheet 1 | Answers
Simile Worksheet 2 - This worksheet features 10 similes taken from classic poems. Students determine the two things being compared in each simile, and then they express the simile in literal language using their own words. View my readibility scores . Simile Worksheet 2 | RTF Simile Worksheet 2 | PDF Simile Worksheet 2 | Preview Simile Worksheet 2 | Answers
Personification Worksheet 2 - This worksheet contains 10 examples of personification. Students explain what is being personified and what human trait or quality it is given. View my readibility scores . Personification Worksheet 2 | RTF Personification Worksheet 2 | PDF Personification Worksheet 2 | Preview Personification Worksheet 2 | Answers
Inferences Worksheet 1 - It is tough to find good activities that give students practice with making inferences, but you just found one! Students read four scenarios and answer inferential questions. Then they find text to support their inferences. View my readibility scores . Inferences Worksheet 1 | RTF Inferences Worksheet 1 | PDF Inferences Worksheet 1 | Preview Inferences Worksheet 1 | Answers
Irony Worksheet 2 - This worksheet has five short stories. Each short story contains something ironic. Students identify the example of irony and figure out whether it is dramatic, verbal, or situational. Then they explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Irony Worksheet 2 | RTF Irony Worksheet 2 | PDF Irony Worksheet 2 | Preview Irony Worksheet 2 | Answers Irony Worksheet 2 | Ereading Worksheet
Irony Detectives Activity - Students read about seven different criminal acts. There is an ironic twist to each crime. Students identify the type of irony used in each example and then make their cases (explain their answers). View my readibility scores . Irony Detectives Activity | RTF Irony Detectives Activity | PDF Irony Detectives Activity | Preview Irony Detectives Activity | Answers
Making Predictions 1 - Making predictions is an inferential skill. This worksheet will help students practice this skill. Students read five passages, each containing textual evidence suggesting a future event. Students predict what will happen next and then support their predictions with text. View my readibility scores . Making Predictions 1 | RTF Making Predictions 1 | PDF Making Predictions 1 | Preview Making Predictions 1 | Answers
Point of View Worksheet 2 - Students read 15 paragraphs pulled from interesting texts. Students must determine the narrator's perspective in each text and then explain their answers. View my readibility scores . Point of View Worksheet 2 | RTF Point of View Worksheet 2 | PDF Point of View Worksheet 2 | Preview Point of View Worksheet 2 | Answers Point of View Worksheet 2 | Ereading Worksheet
Point of View Worksheet 12 - Check out this awesome point of view worksheet. It features nine interesting passages. Students determine the narrator's viewpoint and explain their answers. The online version works in any modern browser. View my readibility scores . Point of View Worksheet 12 | RTF Point of View Worksheet 12 | PDF Point of View Worksheet 12 | Preview Point of View Worksheet 12 | Answers Point of View Worksheet 12 | Ereading Worksheet
Point of View Worksheet 20 - Here's another 4 page point of view worksheet with 19 questions. Students read each passage, identify the narrator's viewpoint, explain their answers, and circle characters' thoughts. This is a great practice activity for students working on mastering narrative perspective. View my readibility scores . Point of View Worksheet 20 | RTF Point of View Worksheet 20 | PDF Point of View Worksheet 20 | Preview Point of View Worksheet 20 | Answers Point of View Worksheet 20 | Ereading Worksheet
Story Structure Worksheet | "The Breakaway" - Students read about a young man whose fortunes suddenly shift when he sustains an injury while playing sports. Students then analyze the structure of the story and answer questions related to the plot. View my readibility scores . Story Structure Worksheet | "The Breakaway" | RTF Story Structure Worksheet | "The Breakaway" | PDF Story Structure Worksheet | "The Breakaway" | Preview Story Structure Worksheet | "The Breakaway" | Answers Story Structure Worksheet | "The Breakaway" | Ereading Worksheet
Story Structure Worksheets | "When Gertrude Grew Great" - Students read a short story about a girl who learns to realize her full potential. Then they analyze the story and answer questions based on its structure. View my readibility scores . Story Structure Worksheets | "When Gertrude Grew Great" | RTF Story Structure Worksheets | "When Gertrude Grew Great" | PDF Story Structure Worksheets | "When Gertrude Grew Great" | Preview Story Structure Worksheets | "When Gertrude Grew Great" | Answers
Story Structure Worksheet | "An Unexpected Chat" - Students read a story about a young boy who learns a lesson about bullying others. Then they analyze the story and identify its structure. View my readibility scores . Story Structure Worksheet | "An Unexpected Chat" | RTF Story Structure Worksheet | "An Unexpected Chat" | PDF Story Structure Worksheet | "An Unexpected Chat" | Preview Story Structure Worksheet | "An Unexpected Chat" | Answers
Story Structure Worksheet | "The Wallet" - Students read a short story about a young girl who is faced with a difficult decision after finding a wallet. Then they analyze the story and identify its structure. View my readibility scores . Story Structure Worksheet | "The Wallet" | RTF Story Structure Worksheet | "The Wallet" | PDF Story Structure Worksheet | "The Wallet" | Preview Story Structure Worksheet | "The Wallet" | Answers
Text Structure Worksheet | Shoes - Students read 5 paragraphs about shoes and determine the structure of each (compare and contrast, cause and effect, etc.) Then they create an appropriate graphic organizer to visually represent the structure of the passage and add information from the passage into their graphic organizers. View my readibility scores . Text Structure Worksheet | Shoes | RTF Text Structure Worksheet | Shoes | PDF Text Structure Worksheet | Shoes | Preview Text Structure Worksheet | Shoes | Answers
Text Structure Worksheet | Dogs - This worksheet has 5 paragraphs about dogs. Students read each paragraph and identify the structure of the text. Then they create graphic organizers to visually represent the structure of the text and put information from the passage into their graphic organizers. View my readibility scores . Text Structure Worksheet | Dogs | RTF Text Structure Worksheet | Dogs | PDF Text Structure Worksheet | Dogs | Preview Text Structure Worksheet | Dogs | Answers
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Theme Worksheet 3 - Students read five short stories and attempt to determine the theme or author's message. Then they support their answers with evidence from the text. View my readibility scores . Theme Worksheet 3 | RTF Theme Worksheet 3 | PDF Theme Worksheet 3 | Preview Theme Worksheet 3 | Answers
Theme Worksheet 5 - This worksheet has five more short stories that teach big lessons. Students read each, determine the theme or author's message, and then support their answer with text. View my readibility scores . Theme Worksheet 5 | RTF Theme Worksheet 5 | PDF Theme Worksheet 5 | Preview Theme Worksheet 5 | Answers
Theme Worksheet 7 - This worksheet has five more passages to give your students practice thinking about themes. Students also support their answers with text, which is always good. View my readibility scores . Theme Worksheet 7 | RTF Theme Worksheet 7 | PDF Theme Worksheet 7 | Preview Theme Worksheet 7 | Answers
Tone Worksheet 1 - Students read four emotive poems, identify the subject, and attempt to determine the speaker's tone in each. They also use the text to support their answers. View my readibility scores . Tone Worksheet 1 | RTF Tone Worksheet 1 | PDF Tone Worksheet 1 | Preview Tone Worksheet 1 | Answers
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Types of Conflict Worksheet 1 - Students read ten story summaries. From each summary they must determine the protagonist, antagonist, and type of conflict. View my readibility scores . Types of Conflict Worksheet 1 | RTF Types of Conflict Worksheet 1 | PDF Types of Conflict Worksheet 1 | Preview Types of Conflict Worksheet 1 | Answers
Types of Conflict Worksheet 4 - This worksheet has ten more story descriptions. Students read each passage and identify the protagonist, antagonist, and type of conflict. View my readibility scores . Types of Conflict Worksheet 4 | RTF Types of Conflict Worksheet 4 | PDF Types of Conflict Worksheet 4 | Preview Types of Conflict Worksheet 4 | Answers
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6th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets
The reading comprehension passages below include sixth grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Each worksheet also includes a cross-curricular focus on earth science, physical science, history, social sciences, or life sciences. This allows students to build their reading comprehension skills and reinforce knowledge in other subject areas. Each of the passages measure between Lexile level ranges 925 - 1070.
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This worksheet explores the types of extreme weather with a short reading comprehension exercise.
Galileo and His Telescope
Your student will learn about Galileo and analyze the text in this reading comprehension worksheet.
Hide and Seek
Your student will learn about how organisms adapt to their environment and then write the main idea and supporting details.
This reading comprehension worksheet asks your student to read and analyze conservation techniques for natural resources.
Your student will discover the US national symbols and what they stand for in this reading comprehension worksheet.
This worksheet on self reflection teaches a valuable lesson as well as developing reading comprehension skills.
The taiga ecosystem is the focus of this worksheet, which includes a reading comprehension exercise.
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Your student can practice identifying the central idea and supporting points in this reading comprehension worksheet.
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Your student will read and analyze the text in this worksheet about transportation to the American West.
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Grade 6 Reading Comprehension
Free grade 6 reading comprehension worksheets to help your students in English. Students in grade 6 should have a good understanding of a number of reading comprehension strategies. They should be able to make inferences on tricky vocabulary, which helps them comprehend texts with more confidence. These short stories have some challenging vocabulary, but nothing your students can’t handle. Encourage them to read the title and make predictions, to summarise the text when complete, to identify the main idea, and to make inferences about characters within the stories. All of this can be done verbally or written. Click on the images below to download the grade 6 reading comprehension texts.
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These 6th grade reading worksheets are designed to help students enhance their comprehension skills. They contain a variety of reading passages, texts, and accompanying questions that aim to improve students’ understanding, critical thinking, and interpretation of written material.
We have a wide variety activities in this series. You will find all of these skills across each of the worksheets:
Reading Passages – These worksheets provide a range of passages, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and informational texts. The passages cover various topics, such as history, science, literature, current events, and more. The length and complexity of the passages are typically suitable for your grade level.
Comprehension Questions – Following each reading passage, there will be a set of questions designed to assess your understanding of the text. These questions may include multiple-choice, short-answer, or open-ended questions. They will require you to recall specific details, infer meaning, analyze the author’s purpose, make connections, and draw conclusions.
Vocabulary Development – Grade 6 reading comprehension worksheets often focus on expanding your vocabulary. They may introduce new words within the context of the reading passages and provide definitions or context clues to help you understand their meanings. Engaging with these worksheets will help you build your word knowledge and improve your overall reading comprehension.
Critical Thinking and Inference – The questions in these worksheets are designed to develop your critical thinking skills. You will be asked to make inferences, interpret information, analyze cause-and-effect relationships, identify main ideas and supporting details, and draw conclusions. These activities encourage you to think beyond the text and develop higher-order thinking skills.
Textual Analysis – As you progress through the worksheets, you will encounter passages that require you to analyze the author’s tone, style, and point of view. You will learn to identify literary devices, such as similes, metaphors, and personification, and understand how they contribute to the overall meaning of the text. This analysis helps you develop a deeper understanding of literature and enhances your ability to critically engage with different types of writing.
What Reading Skills Should A 6th Grader Have?
By the time students reach the 6th grade, they should have developed a range of reading skills that allow them to understand, analyze, and interpret more complex texts across a variety of genres. Here are some of the reading skills that a 6th grader should ideally have:
Vocabulary Expansion – They should have an expanding academic vocabulary and be able to figure out the meaning of words based on context clues, prefixes, suffixes, and root words.
Comprehension – They should be able to comprehend complex narrative and informational texts. This involves understanding the main ideas, supporting details, inferences, and overall message or theme of the text.
Analyzing Text – They should be able to analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of ideas. This includes understanding elements like foreshadowing, symbolism, and irony.
Compare and Contrast – They should be able to compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text.
Critical Thinking – Students should be able to critically evaluate the text, identify the author’s point of view, and recognize any potential bias. They should be able to formulate their own ideas and responses to the text.
Reading Fluency – They should read grade-level text with appropriate speed, accuracy, and proper expression.
Citing Evidence – When answering questions about a text, they should be able to cite textual evidence to support their analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Understanding Different Genres – They should be able to understand and interpret different genres of texts such as fiction, non-fiction, biographies, poetry, drama, and more.
Using Multiple Sources – They should be able to integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Recognizing Theme – Students should be able to determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
A grade 6 student should be able to fluently read and comprehend a diverse range of texts, from fiction to informational pieces. They should possess an evolving vocabulary, utilizing context clues, and affixes to discern the meanings of unfamiliar words. Students should be adept at identifying the central idea of a text, supporting details, and understanding how these elements interrelate. Analytical skills are crucial; students should recognize the use of literary devices such as foreshadowing, metaphor, and irony. They should be able to determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and distinguish factual statements from opinions. Students in 6th grade should be capable of drawing on specific textual evidence to support both their interpretations and their personal responses.
These are general guidelines and some students may be ahead in some areas while needing further development in others. If a student is struggling with any of these skills, additional support and practice can be helpful.
A 6th grade student can bolster reading comprehension by setting clear purposes for reading, whether it’s to understand a concept, answer questions, or enjoy a story. They should practice annotating texts, making notes on key ideas, questions, or unfamiliar vocabulary, to engage actively with the material. Reading aloud occasionally can help in solidifying understanding and enhancing fluency. It’s beneficial to summarize each section or chapter, either verbally or in writing, to ensure they’ve grasped the main points. Engaging in discussions, either with peers or adults, about what they’ve read can offer alternative perspectives and deepen comprehension. Utilizing tools like graphic organizers or online resources can further aid in breaking down complex ideas, making connections, and reinforcing understanding.
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Have a crack at answering our free, printable grade 6 reading comprehension worksheets, chock-a-block with skills and strategies prescribed for learners at this level. Not only will young readers enjoy being transported from their own world to another, but they’ll become immersed in the lives of the characters that make each pdf here such a reading carnival.
These pdf reading worksheets are excellent for 6th grade kids.
Building Our Future
Counting the metaphors in this story will be a hoot! The pick of the litter is the "concrete jungle" metaphor. Read the story, take in the word choice and figurative language, and answer the questions.
Dressed to Impress
Dressed to impress the new girl in class, Jamal is not that keen on the field trip destination. This fictional piece also doubles up as an informational text, shedding light on the Pueblo community.
Science Fair Mix-Up
The matching question, among others, that follows this printable 6th grade reading passage will get children reading certain parts of the text again and matching each cause to its effect.
A Trip to the Science Museum
When was the last time you visited a science museum? What captured your imagination while there? Enjoy reading this story comprehension, where Veronica shepherds kids through a museum.
A Restless Night
James's despondency turns into relief as he learns Chad is safe. The questions in this story comprehension include finding the central idea and identifying a figure of speech.
Rosa's Courageous Ride
The definition of inspiring, this worksheet features a passage on Rosa Parks, an iconic figure of the Civil Rights Movement. Read Rosa's story and feel it resonate deep even today.
The American Revolution
Another dose of history in the midst of a comprehension session, this exercise contains an informational text about the American Revolution that will have grade 6 kids craving for more.
The Disadvantages of Using Earphones
A wealth of information pertinent to today's fast-paced digital life awaits students in this 6th grade reading passage. Know the perils of excessive headphone usage and answer the questions.
Wonders of Yellowstone National Park
A natural landmark that astounds both in terms of its beauty and its historical significance, Yellowstone is the subject of this printable worksheet with a passage and a bunch of questions.
The Engineering Marvel: Hoover Dam
Thoroughly deserving of every 6th grade child's awe and admiration, the Hoover Dam is front and center in this pdf informational passage. Track how the dam was built and answer the questions.
The Building Blocks of Matter
A testament to the sheer variety of our collection, this section infuses a bit of science fun that will delight kids. Watch how atoms come together to form molecules and tackle the questions.
California's Submerging Coastline
Making learners aware of climate change and its detrimental effects is the need of the hour, as demonstrated by this reading passage. Read the pdf and breeze through the questions.
The stunning spectacle of the Norther Lights is beautifully explicated by this grade 6 comprehension pdf. Absorb the information presented and cull out the answers to complete the exercise.
The Diary of Anne Frank
A poignant account of a young girl's life nestled among the horrors of the Holocaust forms the main theme of this printable reading passage. Admire Anne Frank's spirit and answer the questions.
Flamingos: Nature's Elegant Waders
Bright and brilliant, this worksheet proudly showcases a passage on flamingos. Get to know the habits of these marvelous birds, interpret the text, and figure out the answers.
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These worksheets contain reading assignments and sets of questions for your 6th grade students. They will test their ability to remember and act on what they read. Question sheets may include such activities as short answer, multiple choice, research topics, art assignments, providing definitions for given terms, and more. There are multiple question sheets for each reading passage, so be sure to print them all. Students are given extended reading passages that they must fully grasp and harness in order to answer the questions that follow. Students are starting to understand the motive behind what authors write as well as figurative language, like metaphors. Our 6th grade students start learning to read at the full "book level" and begin to form reading endurance.
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Printable 6th grade reading comprehension worksheets, click the buttons to print each worksheet and answer key., body language.
How do humans and other animals communicate with each other? Of course, humans communicate verbally by talking and making other sounds like laughing.
Multiple Choice Questions
These are questions that should accompany the previous reading worksheet. The question this example: What kind of communication is body language?
Short Answer Questions
Watch a movie where a talented actor portrays a major character. Describe three scenes from the movie where the actor's body language contributes greatly to the scene.
Swimmer Extraordinaire Reading Passage
Not many champion swimmers achieve Olympic records but in 1912 Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku won Olympic Gold and set a new world’s record in the 100-meter freestyle event.
At first Duke Kahanamoku performed poorly at an Olympic qualifying meet in.
Duke Kahanamoku is also famous for his contributions to surfing. Do some research and write a short report explaining why he was named Surfer of the Century in 1999.
A Little about Shakespeare Reading Passage
This reading worksheet explores the life of Shakespeare. He did not come from a prominent family; his father was a glovemaker.
Besides being a playwright, Shakespeare was also a well-known what?
What are the major categories of Shakespearean plays?
Heat Conduction and Insulation Reading Passage
Have you ever boiled water? Almost as if by magic, applying enough heat from the stove burner causes the water to boil and ultimately change state from a liquid to steam, the gaseous state of water.
Which of the following is a good conductor of heat?
Modern as opposed to classical physicists define five states of matter. Do some research and list and define the five states of matter.
Making Movies Reading Passage
Car chases, heroes and villains dangling from buildings, or enormous explosions keep movie viewers on the edge of their seats and make for top-selling movies.
Bluescreen technology uses what color background?
Explain what an illusion is. Why are magicians and movie makers illusionists?
What is Food Poisoning - Reading Passage
Listen to the news these days and, more often than we'd care to hear, some food product is being recalled by the manufacturer due to the possibility of contamination by bacteria.
Which of the following are symptoms of food poisoning?
Why is food poisoning a dangerous illness for children and the elderly? If you don't know the answer, look it up.
The Value of Urban Trees Reading Passage
Normally when we think of a forest we picture a wooded area somewhere with acres of trees.
What kind of companies would benefit from investing in urban trees?
Write an editorial that urges homeowners to plant more trees on their property.
The Roman Pantheon Reading Passage
Located in Rome, Italy, the Pantheon is one of the most famous buildings remaining from ancient civilizations.
Who destroyed the original Pantheon?
Another major project constructed by Emperor Hadrian is known as Hadrian’s Wall. Do some research and explain what Hadrian's Wall was.
On Their Toes Reading Passage
he former Soviet Union produced two of the world's most famous ballet performers, Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union while he was performing where?
Edgar Degas is well-known for his paintings of ballet dancers. Do some research and locate a copy of one his paintings. Write a detailed descriptive essay on the painting.
A Growing Puppy Reading Passage
Dogs come in many different sizes, shapes and colors depending upon the breed.
How many stages are there in the development of a puppy into a young adult?
People get frustrated with a large breed of dog at about one year of age. Based upon what you've learned from this reading, explain why this happens. What advice would you give to the dog owner?
The Warning Reading Passage
When Mr. Hiram B. Otis, the American Minister, bought Canterville Chase, every one told him he was doing a very foolish thing, as there was no doubt at all that the place was haunted.
Why do some people protest our modern, agricultural system? This one has an answer key attached.
On Teaching Art Reading Passage
The best things in an artist's work are so much a matter of intuition, that there is much to be said for the point of view that would altogether discourage intellectual inquiry into artistic phenomena on the part of the artist.
Teaching Art Comprehension
Does the author believe that art can be taught?
Teaching Art Questions
Why did Lord Canterville tell Mr. Otis that the house he was buying was haunted?
A Career in the Video Game Industry Reading Passage
Do you love to play video games? Are you creative, dedicated, and determined to remain young at heart?
The most common path to finding a place in the video game field is to take courses related to game design at college.
What does the narrator remember doing in Sleepy Hollow when he was a child?
Identifying Waterfowl Reading
What distinguishes one species of waterfowl from another?
The Origin of Baseball Reading
Games resembling baseball in the United States have been referenced as far back as the 18th century.
When did baseball begin to resemble the sport we know today?
Who Wants to Know? Reading
From Benjamin Franklin, His Autobiography 1706 - 1757. Explore a bit about his life.
Which of the following is NOT a reason why Franklin decided to write his autobiography?
Have you ever been outside in the middle of July and seen swarms of dragonflies? Dragonflies are large and strong.
Why do dragonflies do almost everything while flying?
The Story of the Door Reading
Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow lovable
What causes Mr. Enfield to begin telling his story?
The Second Brain Reading Passage
Most of these neurons are occupied on a daily basis in breaking down food, absorbing nutrients, and expelling waste, jobs that require chemical processing, mechanical mixing, and rhythmic muscle contractions - all things that take place independently of the brain in our heads.
What are most of the neurons in our second brain occupied by doing?
Insurance Explained Reading
A serious problem like a car accident or a house fire can be very expensive to recover from, and many people do not have access to the kind of money that fixing these problems requires.
What is the purpose of insurance?
The Study of Furniture Reading
To try to write a history of furniture in a fairly short space is almost as hard as the square peg and round hole problem. No matter how one tries, it will not fit.
Why does the author believe that the average person should study the history of furniture?
What Do Humans Have in Common with Cats?
After studying the results of 3,000 cat personality tests, researchers in Australia have identified five human-like personality traits in cats.
Humans and Cats Questions
How many human-like personality traits have been identified in cats?
A Strange Request Reading
From The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
What is one of the interests of Justine Brent's crowded yet lonely life?
What Reading Skills Should 6th Graders Have?
As students approach language arts skills in the 6th grade it is all about increasing their level of comfort with more intricate texts and expressing themselves at a higher level with written expression. When it comes to reading 6th grade students are asked to think more while they read and analyze what they are reading. This is also where students start to explore more genres of literature as they learn there is more to it than just fiction vs. nonfiction. Students are tasked with finding evidence in what they read to validate their argument whether it be an opinion or fact that they are trying to back up. In addition to supporting what their points students are often tasked with comparing texts at this level.
6th grade is an integral stage of development for students; it’s a crucial time for learning as the age students are at is the prime time to teach them skills and help them retain those skills for life. Anyone can pick up reading as a habit at any stage in life. However, like most productive past times, reading comes naturally to readers who started off earlier. If you want to help your 6th grader improve reading and develop greater reading skills, there is a criterion you can use to enable them to polish their reading skills. Continue reading this blog to discover what reading skills 6th graders should have to become better readers and retain reading as a habit.
In 6th grade, students learn to use their language skills and polish their reading and writing by expanding their vocabulary. The easiest way to develop vocabulary in 6th graders is through speech. Talk to them like adults. 6th graders are on the verge of adulthood and appreciate it when they aren’t treated like kids, so use bigger, better words when conversing with them. However, just because they don’t want to be treated like kids doesn’t mean they aren’t kids anymore, so remember to explain and elaborate on the meanings of words that you feel may confuse them. 6th graders should be able to define, use and link words correctly.
The relationship between words is also important; 6th graders should have the knowledge and practice to connect words in a sensible manner. You can help 6th graders develop their vocabulary by providing them with prominent literary works where rich language is used that they can learn from and understand. Moreover, 6th graders should be able to create a logical relationship between words to understand their meanings. For instance, if a 6th-grade reader doesn’t know the meaning of a particular word, they should be able to look at the other words used in the sentence to deduct the meaning of the word they haven’t learned before.
It is essential for 6th graders to develop reading comprehension as a skill because it enables them to understand and connect the main ideas of a text. 6th graders can review different texts from media outlets such as newspapers or magazine clips, or articles available online to practice reading comprehension. Through reading comprehension, 6th graders should be able to compare and contrast different ideas when reading. 6th graders need to learn how to differentiate between the main ideas provided in a passage and identify what theme each paragraph represents by understanding the meaning and concept behind the passage. An analysis of a passage can enable 6th graders to polish their reading skills by comprehending the meaning and clarifying each idea.
Responding Accurately to Literary Works
If you want to polish your 6th grader’s reading skills, you can ensure retention of their learning by asking them to respond to literary works. If the student truly understands the meaning and main ideas of a literary work, they will be able to piece together an appropriate response. After reading, students can be asked to connect significant literary works to similar pieces of literature and define the characteristics of each piece. 6th graders can establish their reading skills by identifying the sentence structure, figurative language, punctuation, etc., and then comparing two different literary works by looking at each of these elements.
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