Beginners' Reading Comprehension: 40 Short Texts

A wide variety of unusual topics makes reading comprehension practice interesting for children and teachers/parents alike! These files contain no pictures, making it easier to focus on the text and questions.

Here are 40 short Texts (approximately 100 words each) on varied topics, in two files.
Each text is followed by 5 questions to be answered in full sentences in a separate notebook.

Topics in ’20 Short Texts’:
Three Friends, The Royal Wedding, The Human Nose, ‘I’m determined, Mother!’, Hawaii, A Prairie Summer, Clothing, The Aurora Borealis, Chickpeas, The Piano, Pilates, Shoes, Mozart’s Sister, Teeth, Marie Curie, Hans and Akshay, Cattails, Giacomo Puccini, Hildegard of Bingen, The Canada Lynx

Topics in 'And 20 More Short Texts’:
Maple Syrup, James Wants A Pet, Couscous, Beavers, Snow, Rubber, Life Without Cars, Dogs, Cleopatra, Elastoplast Bandages, Haudenosauee, The Human Eye, Use Objects Properly, Alexander Graham Bell, Canada Goose, Chocolate, Made In Canada, Garbage, Host or Hostess, Laurette Likes Goldenrod

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Created: Jul 14, 2017

Updated: Mar 11, 2019


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