11th grade

Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Tests

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11th grade worksheets instructions

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11th grade teaching tips

Eleventh-grade readers should be capable of understanding varying kinds of technical texts, including those used in other disciplines like science. To aid students in this endeavor, reading standards stipulate that learners should understand how to paraphrase technical readings in simple language, but using accurate terms at the same time. Furthermore, students should have the capacity for gleaning information from different types of mediums (i.e., lab reports, first-hand accounts, secondary sources) to answer a question or solve a problem. Use the following exercises with the worksheets below to help students work on these skills.

Teach Notetaking

Taking proper notes when reading is essential for the comprehension of the material. It’s also a necessary component of learning how to paraphrase the author’s words. Model for students common methods of notetaking, including the use of numbered and lettered entries to organize the material. Emphasize being accurate but succinct when outlining key details. 

Use a Synthesis Matrix

A synthesis matrix is a visual organizer that helps students track key ideas, details, and themes from multiple sources. It enables readers to see connections between sources, similarities, and differences, which can then be used to summarize the readings and lead to new ideas and analysis of the texts. A simple matrix with the source name on the Y-axis and the key details on the X-axis is all that’s needed to organize information from multiple sources.

Use Questions to Zero in on Details

Before reading, have students review the section questions at the end of the passage. Then, as they read the section, have students take notes that will help answer the questions they’ve read. Numbering their notes to correspond to the questions they answer will help readers organize the information for later analysis.

 

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11th grade worksheets

Below are 10 reading comprehension worksheets and tests that are accurately measured to fit the 11th grade level.

Wash Up!

Topic

Wash Up!

Num of questions

7

Types of questions

Central message, lesson or moral, Identifying the author’s point of view

Ursula Pugh

Topic

Ursula Pugh

Num of questions

5

Types of questions

Cause and effect comprehension, Identifying the author’s point of view

Surviving On Blood

Topic

Surviving On Blood

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

Identifying the main topic and key ideas

Protecting Lake Tanganyika

Topic

Protecting Lake Tanganyika

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

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

Piet Mondrian

Topic

Piet Mondrian

Num of questions

10

Types of questions

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

Human Execution: No Such Thing

Topic

Human Execution: No Such Thing

Num of questions

6

Types of questions

Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying chronological order, Identifying intent and conclusions.

Education Technology and Chainsaws

Topic

Education Technology and Chainsaws

Num of questions

9

Types of questions

Identifying intent and conclusions, Identifying the author’s point of view, Central message, lesson or moral

Capital Punishment

Topic

Capital Punishment

Num of questions

11

Types of questions

Facts vs. opinions inference, Cause and effect comprehension, Identifying the author’s point of view

Before Band-Aids

Topic

Before Band-Aids

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

Cause and effect comprehension, Identifying a problem and solution described in the text, Identifying the main topic and key ideas

An Artful Dodger

Topic

An Artful Dodger

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view.