5th Grade Reading Comprehension Passages Bundle

5th Grade Reading Comprehension Passages Bundle

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Engage your students with high-interest reading comprehension passages with text-dependent questions designed for every 5th Grade LITERACY AND INFORMATIONAL STANDARD. The Step-by-Step comprehension questions ease your students into understanding the reading and there are 3 reading levels with each passage to offer differentiation. It is available in PDF, GOOGLE, AND POWERPOINT and can easily be used because each mini-unit is in its own separate file.

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What is included?

For each resource, there is a Read First file that includes directions and a chart with all standards, skills, passage titles, and a place for you to check them off.



These reading comprehension passages are perfect for CLOSE READING. The passages provide students with a complete narrative, drama or poem to answer the standard-based questions effectively.

  • Common Core Standards- 2 lengthly passages for each standard- 48 original passages.
  • 3 differentiated reading levels– a total of 138 Passages (some standards have paired passages).
  • Lexile level 600-1100- the range of levels for differentiation (Grades 4-7)
  • Dyslexic Font- Each passage is written with or without a dyslexic font to meet the needs of all your students. (There is a separate PDF with all the passages in a dyslexic font.)



The questions were formulated in a STEP-BY-STEP process and specifically designed for that particular standard.


Step 1: There are 10 multiple choice questions developed for basic comprehension of the text with some deeper-level questions mixed in. They were designed for students to get familiar with the text and are in the form of:

  • Task Cards (Printable)
  • Worksheet (Printable or Digital)
  • GOOGLE Quiz (Digital)

Step 2: There are 10 rigorous open-ended questions developed for text-dependent analysis so students can think critically and question their assumptions. The last question is a text-dependent analysis writing prompt.

  • Without lines to put in a center, on a smart board, or in groups to write answers in a notebook
  • With lines to write on the printable
  • Digital with text boxes

What is in the Zipfile?

Each mini-unit is labeled according to the standard and title of the passage. There are two files for each title.

  1. PDF has all the teacher notes, Google Links, and printable pages.
  2. PowerPoint is for student use to write directly in the PowerPoint. (It is the same as the Google version.)

The PowerPoint and Google Versions are perfect for DISTANCE LEARNING! These versions have larger fonts and spaces for easy digital reading.

★ Answer Keys: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE TEACHER PDF! ANSWER KEYS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE STUDENT POWERPOINT OR GOOGLE SLIDES. For each open-ended answer key, teachers will know which questions are directly related to the standard. The answers that are bold-faced are related to the standard.


What is included in the Literacy Text Standards?

What focus skills are covered?

CCSS 1: Quote Analysis from Text

CCSS 2: Theme/Summarize

CCSS 3: Compare and Contrast (Characters/Plot/Setting/Events)

CCSS 4: Words and Phrases (Figurative Language)

CCSS 5: Explaining Structure of the Text (Meaning, Tone, Beauty of Text)

CCSS 6: Point of View

CCSS 7: Analyzing Visuals

No Standard 8 in fourth grade

CCSS 9: Compare and Contrast (Stories in the same genre)

CCSS 10: Comprehending Literature


What other skills are found in the questions?

✓ Inference

✓ Prediction

✓ Main Idea

✓ Character Development

✓ Description

✓ Text Evidence

✓ Text Connections


What is included in the Informational Text Standards?

What focus skills are covered?

CCSS 1: Inference

CCSS 2: Main Idea-Supporting Details-Summarize

CCSS 3: Explain Informational Text

CCSS 4: Academic or Domain-Specific Words and Phrases

CCSS 5: Text Structures and Features

CCSS 6: Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts

CCSS 7: Interpret Information- Charts and Graphs

CCSS 8: Author’s Reasons and Text Evidence

CCSS 9: Integrate Information from Two Texts

CCSS 10: Comprehending Information


What other skills are found in the questions?

✓ Compare and Contrast

✓ Cause and Effect

✓ Chronology


About the Dyslexia Version: All of the passages have a dyslexia-friendly font. This is ideal for differentiating for your Dyslexic learners. The font is called Open Dyslexic. Although there is no research behind it as far as fluency or comprehension, I include it for a preference. Some kids will automatically choose it and say they can read it better. My thought is this, if it can help one child, then it is a win! There are actual books written in the font, like the Hank series by Henry Winkler. Interesting!


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