Colonial Virginia Reading Passages and Questions
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.