Sixth Grade Reading Comprehension Passages

Reading Comprehension skills can be learned with focus, diligence and most importantly practice. Aligned to the Common Core State Standards our worksheets are customized to fulfill this purpose. Children of sixth grade will enjoy puzzling through the multiple layers of context and meaning in our interesting non-fiction and informative articles on Helen Keller, Mount Rushmore, The Presidential Residence, Mysterious Rainbow, Underground Wonderland and more, to develop key reading skills.

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

The inspirational article on Helen Keller draws on different reading skills. The printable gives ample opportunity to sixth-grade children to appreciate the structure, analyze characters and self-question.

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

Relating background knowledge to the main idea is an important reading skill. This passage will help children make connection between their current and new knowledge about this National Memorial.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Explore this reading comprehension worksheet on Columbus, world's most famous explorer. Encourage children of grade 6 to scan central idea and review facts to provide evidence to support assertions/inferences.

The Presidential Residence

The Presidential Residence

Children will enjoy taking this literal tour of 'The White House'. The comprehensive table exercise on the three wings of the president's residence, will help practice summarizing and sequencing skills.

Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather

The inquisitive minds of sixth-grade children are eager to fathom the reasons for different weather conditions. Use this informative article to help them seek answers, while enhancing reading comprehension skills.

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

A motivating non-fiction passage increases child's attention span and working memory. Our reading comprehension passage blends this motivation with reading skills of reasoning, comparing and contrasting.

The Mysterious Rainbow

The Mysterious Rainbow

Watch children of grade 6 dive deep into the mystery of rainbows and emerge with multiple comprehension skills, if not a 'pot of gold'. Help them to identify writing technique and figurative vocabulary.

Underground Wonderland

Underground Wonderland

Open-ended questions, requiring thinking and explaining, make this reading comprehension worksheet creative and reflective, conforming to Common Core Standards.

U.S. Seal

U.S. Seal

The informative piece on the U.S. Seal will help children learn how important facts are linked together as a coherent whole. The comprehension section provides skimming and summarizing practice.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

The comprehension exercise on this biographical passage about Roosevelt will offer grade 6 children a thorough practice in paraphrasing, identifying the central idea and justifying a statement using evidence from the text.

Magnetic Attraction

Magnetic Attraction

Children are bound to be attracted towards this 6th grade reading comprehension passage, resulting in an enhanced understanding of the force of magnetism. They will also understand the role of 'context setting'.