Themed Reading Comprehension Passages for Review


It's review season! Your students have learned all they need to know for their grade level, and it's time to sharpen their skills. Themed reading comprehension passages help make reviewing these essential skills exciting and engaging.

What's Inside

Make reviewing reading comprehension skills exciting and engaging with spring-themed passages! This set of reading comprehension passages and questions includes 12 ready-to-use spring reading passages with various reading strategies and skills addressed in the comprehension questions.

The 12 reading skills included in the spring passages are:

  • Main Idea and Details
  • Cause and Effect
  • Theme
  • Context Clues
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Text Features
  • Author’s Point of View
  • Story Structure (character, setting, problem/solution)
  • Making Inferences / Drawing Conclusions
  • Summarizing
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Point of View

There are both fiction and nonfiction passages to captivate the reader and cover both essential genres. Each passage includes ready-to-assign printable and digital versions. In addition, a mix of short-answer and multiple-choice questions can be found within the set.

  • Printable Version: Full page in black and white 
  • Printable Version: Half page in color
  • Digital Version: Student-friendly with the reading passage and questions on one slide
  • Digital Version with Audio: Passage read to student
Easy Test Prep

This time of year usually means review, review, review! Having a resource on hand that is completely zero prep can be a lifesaver.

You've probably already taught the reading strategies and skills necessary for your student's success this year. Now it's time for some extra practice with comprehension exercises before the big test. The reading comprehension skills included are always the toughest ones for students to master.

Themed Reading Passages BUNDLE

Get a full year's worth of themed reading comprehension passages and questions. These ready-to-use reading passages include at least 10 skills for each theme.

The reading passages will allow your students to focus on isolated skills as a check in to gauge student understanding or as a review for previously taught skills. Students will enjoy reading short passages themed to the time of year, and you’ll love they are getting meaningful reading practice with no prep!

This GROWING Bundle includes:
⭐ Spring

The following themes will be added:
⭐ Summer
⭐ Back to School
⭐ Fall & Thanksgiving
⭐ Winter
⭐ January
⭐ February

Review Skills Independently

Students will read each spring-themed reading comprehension passage and answer related questions within a particular skill set that is perfect for March or April. This is an excellent way for students in third grade up to fifth grade to review skills independently. Of course, the passages can also work for the 2nd-grade level, depending on your students.

The reading passages will allow your students to focus on isolated skills as a check-in to gauge student understanding or as a review for previously taught skills. In addition, students will enjoy reading short passages themed to the time of year, and you'll love they are getting meaningful reading practice with no prep!

Reading Center

Use the spring reading passages as part of a reading center. These reading comprehension passages are perfect for students to complete independently. Easily assign the skill you want students to work on digitally through Google Slides on Google Classroom or another online learning platform. The students will either type in their correct answer choice digitally or select it on the slide.

End of the Week Quick Check

If you're spending time out of the week to review specific strategies, use the reading passages as a quick check! Print and pass out the short passage with the particular skill you want to cover to the students. Then, use their responses to evaluate who you could reteach in a small group the following week.

Use in Small Groups

These reading passages are a great addition to small group time in your classroom's daily routines! In small groups, practice reading for understanding and answering questions while revisiting the text. This could really benefit students struggling to comprehend the skill and give you data on how to support them best.

You could also use these printable reading activities as close reading practice too to help students determine the main point of the passage.

Pair with a Graphic Organizer

An easy way to get the most out of the reading comprehension passages is to pair them with graphic organizers! Students can use the graphic organizer to analyze the text thoroughly before answering the questions. This is a great way to get students to understand the meaning of the text.

Earth Day Reading Passage Freebie

Earth Day is coming up! Practice 4 reading comprehension strategies with free reading comprehension worksheets and slides!

  • Main Idea & Details
  • Text Features
  • Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions
  • Theme

This jam-packed Earth Day-themed set of passages comes with printable and digital fictional or informational passage choices. The reading content is geared towards 3rd grade or 4th-grade students but can definitely be used in the 2nd-5th grade range, depending on your students.

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Make teaching or reviewing reading comprehension skills exciting and engaging with spring-themed passages! This set of reading comprehension passages and questions includes 12 ready-to-use spring reading passages with various reading strategies and skills addressed in the questions. There are both fiction and nonfiction passages to captivate the reader and keep their engagement high. Perfect for test prep, small groups, intervention, and more!

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