Reading Assignment For 6th Graders












     A Ball with a Funny Shape (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     A Bright Idea (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     A Donkey and a Hare (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     A Forest Is a Food Factory (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     A Glimpse of an Integrated Life (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     A Horsey Puzzle (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     A Magic Ride (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     A National Holiday for Giving Thanks (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     A Patriot's Plate (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     A Rainbow of Soil (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Aachoo! (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Abraham Lincoln (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Air Pollution (Grade 4-7 Readability)
     Allosaurus (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Alternative Energy Sources (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     An Unusual Word (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Animals in the Ocean: the Biggest and the Smallest (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Anticipation - Groundhog Day (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Astronomer (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Bacteria in the Soil (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Barack Obama (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Barbara Bush (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Beluga Whales (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Benjamin Harrison (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Bess Truman (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Betty Ford (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Biodiesel (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Biologist (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Biologist (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Biomass (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Blaine Kern, Mr. Mardi Gras (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Buffalo Soldiers (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     By Law or Birth (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Calvin Coolidge (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Can You Eat a Rainbow? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Cans, Glass, and Plastic (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Celebrating Freedom (Grade 6-7 Readability)
     Celebrating a New Year (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Cesar Chavez: Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Chloroplasts (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Circuits (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Community - A Place to Belong (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Compsognathus (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Craters of the Moon National Monument (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Cross-Country Skiing (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Curiosity - Alexander Graham Bell (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Deinonychus (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Dependence - Bundle Up! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Dinner on a Cold Day (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Dinosaurs! (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Do Plants Recycle? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Do You Want To Visit Jupiter? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Doilies in the Sky (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Don't Let this Mystery Defeat You! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Double Check Your Dairy Foods (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Dwight Eisenhower (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Eatonville (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Edith Roosevelt (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Edith Wilson (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Eleanor Roosevelt (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Electronic Service Technician (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Ellen Wilson (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Ellis Island National Park (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Encouragement - Break a Leg! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Ethanol (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Explore Fun Facts about the United States (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Fast Cars and a Famous Track (Grade 3-7 Readability)
     Fats (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     First a Poem For Kids, Now a Pledge to the Flag (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Fit to Be Tied, Among Other Things (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Fjords Are Unique Landforms (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Florence Harding (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Franklin D. Roosevelt (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Freedom's Journal (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Frigid Zones (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Fungi Helpers (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Galapagos Giant Tortoises (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     General Sherman (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Generations - Who's Who in Your Family? (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     George H. W. Bush (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     George W. Bush (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     George Washington (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Geoscientist (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Geothermal Energy (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Gerald Ford (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Give It a Turn (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Good Vibrations (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Grover Cleveland (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Harry Truman (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Hawaiian Monk Seals (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Helen Taft (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Herbert Hoover (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Hillary Rodham Clinton (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     How Many Oceans? (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Howler Monkeys (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Hummingbirds (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Hydropower (Grade 4-7 Readability)
     Imagination - Thinking Outside the Box (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     In a Jiffy! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Initiative - Do You Show It? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Insects on the Arctic Tundra (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Inventions - What Does It Do? (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Is There a President in Your Pocket? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     It's Barely a Mystery (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     It's Not Silly...It's Bee-utiful! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Jacqueline Kennedy (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     James Buchanan (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     James Madison (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     James Monroe (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Japan Surrenders (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Jimmy Carter (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     John Adams (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     John F. Kennedy (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     John Quincy Adams (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     John Tyler (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Jump Around! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Keeping It Real (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Keeping Your Muscular System Healthy (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Keeping Your Respiratory System Healthy (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Language - Don't Say It, Show It! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Laura Bush (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Leatherback Sea Turtles (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Let's Split: Cell Division by Mitosis (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Lightning Rods (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Lou Hoover (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Lyndon Johnson (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Maiasaura (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Mamie Eisenhower (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Megalosaurus (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Meteoroids (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Michelle Obama (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Minerals (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     More Than Just a Chip off the Old Block (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Mosasaurs, Not Dinosaurs (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     NASA's New Frontier: JUNO (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Nancy Reagan (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Natural Gas (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     New Amsterdam (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     No More Tug of War! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Not If I Can Help It! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Nutrition (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Parts of the Food Chain: Consumers (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Pat Nixon (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Patience - Can You Wait Patiently? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Patriotism - Wear Your Colors Proudly (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Peace - Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Petroleum (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Phillis Wheatley (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Physicists (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Pick a Medium, Any Medium! (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Piranhas (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Pizza For Sale (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Plesiosaurs (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     President Washington's Pearly Whites (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Recognition - Baseball Hall of Fame (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Recycling (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Red Alert: Volcanoes (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Red Equals Good Luck (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Richard Nixon (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Rocks Are Like Cookies (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Ronald Reagan (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Rosa Parks: Life After the Bus (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Rosa's Run-in (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Rosalynn Carter (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Samuel Johnson's Dictionary (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Scarlet Macaws (Grade 4-7 Readability)
     Sea-Monkeys - One of the World's Smallest Pets (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Siberian Tigers (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Sneak Attack: Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Sombreros (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Spanish Colonies (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Spider Monkeys (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Stripes That Stick Together (Grade 4-7 Readability)
     Talk About A Tongue! (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Thanksgiving Day Parade (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     That Takes A Lot of Nerve! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Colonies Grow (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Evolution of Mapmaking (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     The Florida Panther (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Inauguration of a President (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Jamestown Colony (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Month of January (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Plymouth Colony (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Prince of Pop Art (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Road to Becoming the First President (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Shaggy Lion's Solution (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     The World's Largest House Pet? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: The Amazon River (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: the Nile (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: the Yangtze River (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Theodore Roosevelt (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     They're Firefighters and Much More! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Thomas Jefferson (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Thundersnow (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Thurgood Marshall (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Tidal Energy (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     To Top It Off -- An Amazing Array of Pizza Toppings! (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Toothy Tusks (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Tsunami: What a Wave! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     UniverSoul Circus (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Velociraptor (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Volcanic Mountains (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Volcanologist (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Warnings - Do Not Ignore Them! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Warren Harding (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Water (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Water (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Wearin' of the Green (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Wetlands (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     What Does B.C. Mean? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     What Is Social Security? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     What Is a Prosthesis? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     What's in an Income? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Who Are Cyberbullies? (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Who Manages the Government's Money? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     William Clinton (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     William Henry Harrison (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     William McKinley (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Woodrow Wilson (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Would You Like Some PIE with Your Author's Purpose? (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     You Have the Power to Stop Cyberbullying (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Zachary Taylor (Grade 4-6 Readability)



     "Egg"cellent Traditions (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     A Brief History of Pizza (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     A Formal Beginning (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     A Mistake That Worked (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     A New Use for Magnets? (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     A Trip to the Outback (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Acadia National Park (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Accidental Discoveries: Saccharin (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Acid or Base: A Fizzy Soil Test (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Air Plants (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Aksel Lund Svindal: Alpine All-Star (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Algae, Our Oxygen Suppliers (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Amazing Water (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     America's First Women Dentists (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     An Eagle for an Emblem (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Anaconda: A Super-Sized and Super Sneaky Snake! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Ancient Egyptian Writing: Hieroglyphics (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Ancient Egyptians (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Andrewsarchus: Largest Mammalian Carnivore Ever? (Grade 6-9 Readability)
     Animal Cells: Cells Without Walls (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Animal, Plant, or Fungi? (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Animals With Backbones (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Animals Without Backbones (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Ankylosaurus (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Anne Frank's Father (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Anne Frank's Kind Heart (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Anne Frank's Published Diary (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Anne Frank: Life at Auschwitz (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Anne Frank: Life at Westerbork (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Anne's Published Diary (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Antarctica: Frozen Desert (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Apatosaurus, Also Known As Brontosaurus (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Arapaimas (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Arches National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Arctic Terns (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     As American As Apple Pie (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Atoms and Matter (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Attorney General (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Author's Purpose P.I.E. (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Axolotls (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Balance - It's a Balancing Act! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Bambi in the Grass (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Barbara Robinson (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Baseball Cards (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Bengal Tigers (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Billy Demong: Skier with an Odd Tattoo (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Biscayne National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Bombs Bursting in Air -- Sounds of the Fourth of July (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Boy, Oh, Boysenberry! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Brachiosaurus (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Break It Down: Digestion (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Bubble, Bubble, Would This Soil Cause Trouble? (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Buck Island Reef National Monument (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Busy as a Beekeeper (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     California Condors (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Canyonlands National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Capitol Reef National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Capybaras (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Capybaras and Their "Digestive Do-overs" (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Carbohydrates (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Carrion Flowers (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Cecropia Moths (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Celebrating Pie! (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Cells (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Cells With and Without a Nucleus (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Centipedes and Millipedes (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Ceratopsians (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Cesar Chavez (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Change - What's Change? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Channel Islands National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Chasmosaurus (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Civil War Ambulance Corps (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Clown Fish and Sea Anemones: Talk About Teamwork! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Coelophysis (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Colin Powell (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Comet Lovejoy (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Comparing Centipedes and Millipedes (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Congaree National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Council of Economic Advisers (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Count It Twice! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Courage - Ain't I a Woman? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Craters of the Moon National Monument (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Crickets (Grade 4-7 Readability)
     Crocodilian Cousins: Alligators and Crocodiles (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Crocodilian Senses (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Dairy Food Group (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Dairy on My Plate (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Dandelions (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Davey Barr, Ski Cross (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Death Smog In Donora, Pennsylvania (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Death Valley National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Denali National Park (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Destruction - The Dirty Thirties (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Devils Tower (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Dicey Langston, Teen Hero of the Revolutionary War (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Discovery - Digging for Knowledge (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Dome Mountains (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Don't Buy the Grapes! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Don't Spoil the Soil! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Don't Worry About That Dorsal Fin! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Dorcas Gazelles (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Doris Gates (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Dr. King, a Speaker for Nonviolence (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Dragonflies (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Dry Tortugas National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Dumbo Octopus (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Earth's Blanket (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Earth's Ice Ages (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Earth's Lithosphere (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Effigy Mounds National Monument (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Elasmosaurus (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Electric Eels (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Electrical Circuits (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Elisha Otis: Elevator Safety Brake (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Elizabeth Burgin and the Prison Ships (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Elizabeth George Speare (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Empty Calories on My Plate (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Endangered Is Not Extinct...Let's Keep It That Way! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Entertainment - Relax a Little (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Environmental Protection Agency (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Eoin Colfer (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Erosion (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Everglades National Park (Grade 4-7 Readability)
     Exploration - Lewis and Clark (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Fact or Fiction: The Four Seasons, Part I (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Fact or Fiction: The Four Seasons, Part II (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Fantasy - The Wild Things (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Female American Alligators: Tough (but Tender!) Mothers (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Fireflies (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Floodplains and Deltas (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Food As Fuel (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Food Energy Pyramid (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Football or Soccer? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     For the Good of the Earth (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     From the Bean to the Bar (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Fruit Food Group (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Fruit on My Plate (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     George Washington the Farmer (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     George Washington, Dog Lover (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Get Moving! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Giant Anteaters (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Giant Squid (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Giant Toads (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Gila Monsters (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Glacier Movements and Moraines (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Glacier National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Good Grief! Don't Be a Griefer! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Gorillas (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Gotcha! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Grains Food Group (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Grains on My Plate (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Grand Canyon (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Grand Teton National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Great Basin National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Greeting Cards and More (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Groundhog Day Across the Country (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Hadrosaurs, the Duckbilled Dinosaurs (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Halloween Can Be Frightfully Fun (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Hammerhead Sharks (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Happy Hanukkah! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Happy President's Day (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Hayley Wickenheiser: Commander of the Ice (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Healthy Restaurant Food on My Plate (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Helen Keller: Later in Life (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Helicopters (Grade 4-7 Readability)
     History of the National Park Service (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Hoary Marmots (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Honeycrisp Apples- The "New Kid on the Block" (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Honor - Mount Rushmore (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Hoovervilles (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Hot and Cold Food on My Plate (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     How Annah's Big Ears Saved the Day (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     How Are Dinosaurs Named? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     How Do Microwaves Work? (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     How Do Solar Panels Work? (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     How Do Submarines Work? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     How Do Telescopes Work? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     How Does Recycling Help the Earth? (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     How Does a Seismograph Work? (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     How Is Tabasco Sauce Made? (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     How Plants Defend Themselves (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     How Windmills Work (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     How the Moon Affects the Earth (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     How to Model an Insect Using an Orange (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Hydrothermal Vents (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Ice Age Mammals: The "Terrible Pig" Dinohyus (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Improvisation (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Industrial Revolution (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Isle Royale National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     It's in the Can! (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Jackals (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Jon Bohmer: The Kyoto Box (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Just One of the Group (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Kangaroo Rats (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Katmai National Park and Preserve (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Keeping Your Circulatory System Healthy (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Keeping Your Digestive System Healthy (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Keeping Your Nervous System Healthy (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Key Deer (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Kim Yu-na (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Krill (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Lady Liberty Gets a Makeover! (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Ladybugs (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Lassen Volcanic National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Laura Ingalls Wilder (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Layers of the Atmosphere (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Lemmings (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Let Freedom Ring: The Liberty Bell (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Let's Get Physical! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Letter from a Williamsburg Maze (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Life Under a Microscope: Viruses (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Life under a Microscope: Bacteria (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Life with a Wallaby (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Lincoln Home National Historic Site (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Lincoln Memorial (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Lindsey Vonn: Queen of the Mountain (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Living Amongst Dinosaurs (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Luna Moths (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Mammoth Cave National Park (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Marine Mammals (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Mass Wasting: Slip-Sliding Away (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Mesa Verde National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Michigan: Home of the Cross in the Woods (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Miley Cyrus (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Military Air Forces (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Minmi (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Monarchs on the Move: A Northern Migration (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Monarchs on the Move: A Southern Migration (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Monsoons (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Morse's Code (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Mother's Day Around the World (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Mount Rainier National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Mount Rushmore (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Muir Woods National Monument (Grade 4-7 Readability)
     Muscles (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Nancy Pelosi, Lady of Power (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Nashville's Parthenon (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Neptune Is Neat (and a bit Mysterious!) (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     New Year's Day Traditions (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Niagara Falls (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     North Cascades National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Now That's a Big Bill! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Office of Management and Budget (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Ohio's Most Unique Music Festival (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Okapis (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     On The Last Day of School (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     One Costly Card (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     One Symbolic Seal (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Oprah Winfrey, Broadcasting Powerhouse (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Orangutans (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Ornithomimus (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Our Nation's Oldest City: St. Augustine, Florida (Grade 4-7 Readability)
     Out With the Old, In With the New (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Oviraptor, a Misnamed Dinosaur? (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Ozone Confusion (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Parts of the Food Chain: Producers (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Parts of the Food Chain: Scavengers and Decomposers (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Pearl Harbor (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Pearl Harbor: Before the Mayhem (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Peregrine Falcons (Grade 6-7 Readability)
     Perseverance - The Race to the North Pole (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Perspective - From A Bird's Eye View (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Pharmacist (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Phil's Big Day (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Physicist (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Picabo Street, the Downhill Dynamo (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Pikas (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Piranha (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Planning for Christmas (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Plant Cells: Cells With Walls (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Plants Are Food Factories (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Plate Tectonics Theory (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Platypus (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Poison Dart Frogs (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Poisonous Plants (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Polar Regions (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Porcupines (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Praying Mantis (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Pride for Mexico (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Protein Food Group (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Proteins (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Proteins on My Plate (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Pufferfish (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Qwerty (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Ra, God of the Sun (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Raccoon Paws: What Handy Hands! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Raccoons (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Rainbow Trout (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Ravens (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Red (and Blue!) Kangaroos (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Red Blood Cells (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Red-Eyed Tree Frogs (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Research - The Big Move (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Rivers (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Road Trip: Arizona Style! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Rocky Mountain National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     SCUBA (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Saguaro National Park (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Salem Poor (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Samuel Johnson, Author of the Dictionary? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Saturn -- The Planet, Not the Car! (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Saturn's Shiny, Shimmery Rings (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Scientific Notation (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Seasons at the Poles (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Secretary of Agriculture (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Commerce (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Defense (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Education (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Energy (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Health and Human Services (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Homeland Security (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Labor (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of State (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Transportation (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of the Interior (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of the Treasury (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Sedimentary Rocks, Rocks on Earth's Surface (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Seeing More Clearly with Fog-Free Goggles (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Sherman's Neckties (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Simple Photosynthesis (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Sneak Those Veggies In (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Sodium: Less is Best (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Spinosaurus (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Square Root Day (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Stalactites and Stalagmites (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Static Electricity (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Stingrays (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Stories in the Stars (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Storm Chasers (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Strange (Founding Fathers) Bedfellows (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Structure - The Empire State Building (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Studying Ocean Floor Sediments (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     Succulents (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     Suzanne Collins (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Systems - Those Mighty, Mighty Ants! (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     Tasmanian Devils (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     Thanksgiving's Superhero: Sarah Hale (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Albatross (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Anaconda Plan (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Arrest (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Attack on Pearl Harbor (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Band Played On (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Beginning of Slavery in the Colonies (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Boston Massacre (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Brain (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Brown Pelican (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Crater of Doom (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Crittercam (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Dawn Horse, Eohippus (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Dream Catcher (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     The Easter Lily (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Excretory System (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     The Fed's Balancing Act (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The First American Colonies (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The French and Indian War (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Grand Old Party (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Heart (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Hubble Space Telescope (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Hunchback from Spain (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Intestines (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Kiwi (Grade 3-6 Readability)
     The Largest Rodent of All: The Giant Beaver (Grade 5-7 Readability)
     The Last Monday in May (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Laughing Kookaburra (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Layout of the Secret Annex (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Legend of St. Valentine (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Midnight Ride of...Sybil Ludington? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Movie Theater Moment (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Mystery of the Cottingley Fairies (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Natural Wonders of Virginia (Grade 5-9 Readability)
     The Need for Earth Day (Grade 5-6 Readability)
     The Nervous System (Grade 4-6 Readability)
     The Northern Lights (Grade 5-6 Readability)
    

6th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

The reading comprehension passages below include sixth grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Each worksheet also includes a cross-curricular focus on earth science, physical science, history, social sciences, or life sciences. This allows students to build their reading comprehension skills and reinforce knowledge in other subject areas. Each of the passages measure between Lexile level ranges 925 - 1070.

Be sure to check out all of our reading comprehension worksheets.

Extreme Weather

This worksheet explores the types of extreme weather with a short reading comprehension exercise.

Grade Levels:
6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12

Galileo and His Telescope

Your student will learn about Galileo and analyze the text in this reading comprehension worksheet.

Grade Levels:
6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12

Hide and Seek

Your student will learn about how organisms adapt to their environment and then write the main idea and supporting details.

Grade Levels:
6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12

Limited Resources

This reading comprehension worksheet asks your student to read and analyze conservation techniques for natural resources.

Grade Levels:
6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12

National Symbols

Your student will discover the US national symbols and what they stand for in this reading comprehension worksheet.

Grade Levels:
6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12

Self Reflection

This worksheet on self reflection teaches a valuable lesson as well as developing reading comprehension skills.

Grade Levels:
6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12

Taiga Ecosystems

The taiga ecosystem is the focus of this worksheet, which includes a reading comprehension exercise.

Grade Levels:
6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12

The Apprentice System

Your student can practice identifying the central idea and supporting points in this reading comprehension worksheet.

Grade Levels:
6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12

Traveling to the Distant West

Your student will read and analyze the text in this worksheet about transportation to the American West.

Grade Levels:
6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12

Waves and Currents

Your student will answer some word meaning questions in this reading comprehension worksheet on waves and currents.

Grade Levels:
6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12

What Is Tribal Government?

This worksheet on tribal government includes a writing exercise for reading comprehension.

Grade Levels:
6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12

What’s the Forecast?

Your student will learn about weather forecasting and answer a reading comprehension question in this worksheet.

Grade Levels:
6th - 8th Grade, Grades K-12

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