Primary Reading Comprehension Worksheets:
What Is an Epidemic?
- When a lot of people in the same place get sick
with the same illness at around the same time, it is
called an epidemic. Some diseases get spread
through food or water. Some spread from person
to person when people are close to each other.
The dog was the first domesticated animal. People
have lived together with dogs for at least 14,000
years. Dogs are smart and loyal. They are also able
to help out humans in many ways.
The Cheetah -
The Cheetah is a big cat, but they are
smaller than the other big cats like lions,
tigers, and jaguars. Cheetahs grow to be
90 to 140 pounds and up to 4 1/2 feet long.
In the 1800s, many people in America
moved west to settle. Men who worked on
ranches herding cattle and taking care of
fences, buildings, and horses were called
- A grasshopper is a kind of insect. There are over 11,000
species of grasshopper. Like all insects, grasshoppers have
a hard, jointed exoskeleton and three pairs of jointed legs.
Their bodies of all insects have three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen.
Grasshoppers have two antennae on their heads and two pairs of wings.
The back wings are larger. Their back legs are also larger than their other
legs. This helps grasshoppers to jump.
- Over half of all creatures on Earth are insects. There
are between six and ten million different kinds of
insects, and they live in every kind of ecosystem except the ocean.
Insects vary greatly in size and appearance, but they all have a few things
What Does Organic Mean?
- Products can only be labeled organic if a certifying body has authorized
it. There are 48 certifying agents in the United States accredited by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) who are authorized to certify that
organic standards are being met by companies producing organic
Origin Stories -
A superhero's origin story is the story of how they became
"super." It explains what happened in their past that
motivates them to help people and why we should care
about them. It also explains where their powers come
What Is a Political Party?
- A political party is a group of people that have particular opinions,
interests and goals in common. They come together to act as a
group in the hopes of being able to influence laws and the
government. The main way that a political party advances its
interests is by working to elect a particular candidate for political
Black Widow Spider
- The black widow spider is one of the most poisonous spiders in
North America. A black widow is a black spider with a red
mark on the underside of it's abdomen. The red mark is
shaped like an hourglass.
- King Tutankhamun (King Tut for short) is the most
famous Egyptian Pharaoh. The word Pharaoh means
king. Tut was king of Egypt when he was a young boy. He died when he
was eighteen. When Tut’s tomb was found in 1922, it was full of valuable
treasures. It was the most amazing archeological finds in history.
The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for their
pharaohs (kings). We know of eight pyramids whose remains
are still standing in Egypt today. The biggest pyramid in Egypt is the Great
Pyramid built at Giza about 4,500 years ago. The "Great Pyramid" is the
largest pyramid ever built.
The First Olympics
- The first Ancient Olympic Games were held in
Olympia, Greece in 776 BC. There were games every
four years after that until 394 AD. The first modern
Olympic Games were held in1894 after a Frenchman
named Baron Pierre de Coubertin suggested that the
world revive the ancient Greek tradition.
What is a Virus?
- A viruses is a kind of microorganism. Viruses are made up of a
few strands of genetic material (DNA or RNA) and a layer of
protein called the CAPSID.
- Helen Keller was born in 1880 in Alabama. When
she was about 18 months old, she became very sick
with a high fever. She recovered, but the illness had
taken both her sight and her hearing.