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10th grade

Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Tests

Free, printable and accessible online
– made especially for the tenth grade

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10th grade worksheets instructions

All worksheets have 3 versions:

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Just the text

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The text with the questions

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The text with the questions and the answers

We constructed it this way in order to reduce the amount of pages you need to print.
We encourage you to print the version with the answers just once, for your own reference.

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We more strongly encourage you to use these texts online. Other than ecological reasons, practicing reading comprehension online is also much easier to grade, simplifies tracking of progress, adaptive to the level of the specific student, and increases motivation to practice with the students.

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10th grade teaching tips

As students progress through high school, it’s important for them to be able to determine the central idea of the reading as well as analyze how that idea evolves throughout the text. This includes being able to identify specific details in the text that aid in idea development and being able to objectively summarize the reading in one’s own words. Below, you’ll find three exercises that can be used to promote the development of these and other critical reading comprehension skills.

Model Pre-Reading Activities

As high schoolers interact with more complex and detailed texts, being able to get an understanding of the general flow and direction of the reading is critical. To do so, model pre-reading to students in which you scan the headings, subheadings, pictures and illustrations, graphs, charts, and captions in a passage. This enables kids to have some background information on the subject before diving into the reading.

Plot vs. Theme

Many students confuse plot with theme, which serves as a barrier to mastering the skill of identifying the central idea of reading. In this activity, students learn the difference between plot (the series of events that occur in a story) and theme (the central idea, such as good conquering evil). Present readers with a variety of synopses of well-known stories (i.e., Little Red Riding Hood) and ask them to identify both the plot and the theme. Have readers work in partners or small groups to facilitate group learning and feedback from peers. The worksheets below will probably not be a good fit for this exercise. Try to use a book.

Learn to Summarize

This activity focuses on skill-building as it pertains to summarize readings in one’s own words. Give students a short reading sample (i.e., 4-5 paragraphs) and ask that they recount the events of the passage in their own words. Challenge students to avoid merely copying what they’ve read, instead, ask them to extract overarching details to construct an objective summary of the reading. Modeling this activity for the class beforehand will go a long way in helping readers identify ways to utilize their own words when summarizing.

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10th grade worksheets

Below are 10 reading comprehension worksheets and tests that are accurately measured to fit the 10th grade level.

Xandersol

Topic

Xandersol

Lexile level

1080

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

Facts vs. opinions inference, Cause and effect comprehension, Identifying the main topic and key ideas

The Economy

Topic

The Economy

Lexile level

1180

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

Central message, Identifying a problem and solution described in the text, Cause and effect comprehension

Public Health Announcement

Topic

Public Health Announcement

Lexile level

1210

Num of questions

6

Types of questions

Identifying a problem and solution described in the text, Cause and effect comprehension, Central message

Nursery Closing

Topic

Nursery Closing

Lexile level

1120

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

Cause and effect comprehension, Central message, lesson

Mural City

Topic

Mural City

Lexile level

1140

Num of questions

5

Types of questions

Central message, lesson or moral ,Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view

Mercury In Fish

Topic

Mercury In Fish

Lexile level

1220

Num of questions

7

Types of questions

Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view, Cause and effect comprehension

Meltdown

Topic

Meltdown

Lexile level

1090

Num of questions

9

Types of questions

Facts vs. opinions inference, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Cause and effect comprehension

Irish Lace

Topic

Irish Lace

Lexile level

1170

Num of questions

6

Types of questions

Central message, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Cause and effect comprehension

Gluten Free Baking

Topic

Gluten Free Baking

Lexile level

1050

Num of questions

6

Types of questions

Central messagIdentifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view, Cause and effect comprehension

Female Coaches

Topic

Female Coaches

Lexile level

1040

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

Central message, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Cause and effect comprehension