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Colonial Virginia Reading Passages and Questions

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If your students are like mine, they love reading about colonial history! This set of high-interest reading passages is a great way to fit in social studies content while also reinforcing essential reading skills. Students can read about topics related to life in colonial Virginia and answer corresponding questions.

4 passages are included (3 nonfiction and 1 fiction). The passages are written approximately at a fourth grade level.

Each passage includes 4 questions related to one or two reading skills (either a review from 3rd grade or a new skill in 4th grade), as well as vocabulary work.

Skills covered in this set include:

  • use context clues to clarify word meanings
  • use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones
  • use word-reference materials
  • use vocabulary from other content areas
  • identify the conflict and resolution
  • draw conclusions/make inferences
  • identify cause and effect relationships
  • summarize supporting details
  • distinguish between fact and opinion
  • use text features to predict and categorize information
  • identify the main idea
  • use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension

I suggest assigning these passages weekly for homework, but feel free to use them however you like (i.e., morning work, guided reading group practice, etc.)!

Some of the questions are subjective; answer keys are provided where applicable.

Recommended Grade Levels: 4, 5

Number of Pages: 8

What Teachers Are Saying:

"LOVE this resource!! It was perfect to use during social studies and/or during reading and practice different skills!" - Jordyn

"Great comprehensive reading skills practice. I used it with my 4th graders who are studying Virginia History." - L. L.

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