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Grade 5 Short Stories Worksheets - Original Stories and Public Texts

Our collection of informational stories and other non-fiction texts combine high-interest reading passages with questions designed to build reading comprehension skills. Passage topics cover a range of subjects including animals, how-to, occupations, science, and sports. Questions cover a range of skills, including identifying main idea, determining the author's purpose, summarizing, making inferences, identifying cause/effect, analyzing text features, using context clues, and finding support in a passage. The high-interest passages will help get kids excited about reading, while the questions accompanying each passage will help kids improve their reading comprehension skills.

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Passage Name Grade Lexile Word Count Skill/Strategy Text Type
La Tomatina Festival 5 690L 192 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Sleep 5 700L 456 Drawing Conclusions Original, Informational
Who is Hillary Clinton? 5 710L 309 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Gardening with Grandpa 5 760L 259 Compare and Contrast Fiction
Teddy the Buckskin Horse 5 790L 319 Character Study Fiction
The North Island 5 820L 212 Main Idea Original, Informational
Glowworm Grotto 5 840L 212 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Forest Fires 5 850L 273 Main Idea Original, Informational
Hares, Wild and Tame 5 850L 745 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Cinderella Around the World 5 860L 355 Compare and Contrast Fiction
Fire Safety 5 860L 273 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Alligators and Crocodiles 5 880L 269 Compare and Contrast Original, Informational
See You Later, Alligator 5 880L 269 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Stage Fright 5 880L 377 Multi-Skill Fiction
Who is Donald Trump? 5 890L 314 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Robot Handshake 5 920L 230 Drawing Conclusions Original, Informational
Golf 5 1000L 494 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Snowbirds 5 1000L 277 Drawing Conclusions Original, Informational
The Trojan Horse 5 1030L 1409 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Wind 5 1050L 128 Poem Analysis Poetry
History of the Toothbrush 5 1060L 146 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 5 1080L 94 Poem Analysis Poetry
The Land of Nod 5 1090L 106 Poem Analysis Poetry
The Lynx 5 1090L 835 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Squirrels 5 1100L 981 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Build an Emergency Kit 5 1110L 194 Drawing Conclusions Original, Informational
Veterinarian Hours 5 N/A Real-life Reading Skills Original, Informational