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12th grade

Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Tests

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– made especially for the twelfth grade

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12th grade teaching tips

Grade 12 standards in reading focus on college and career readiness. This includes acquiring the skills needed to make inferences about informational texts, particularly where the text presents information that might lead to uncertain conclusions about its meaning (a valuable skill for both career and college applications). Additionally, twelfth-grade readers must be able to critically analyze how characters develop over the course of a literary work. The following reading comprehension tips will help students develop these skills. Use these tips on top of weekly practice using reading comprehension worksheets.

Guided Tour of Making Inferences

Making inferences about an author’s intent can be difficult, so guided tours of readings are a great tool to use. Provide students with a passage from a piece of literature in which you’ve underlined various sentences. Work with readers as a group to discuss each underlined section, reviewing what the author wrote and then asking students to guess what the author might have meant in each underlined sentence. This activity can be amended to examining underlined words. Doing so simplifies the process and helps struggling readers practice vocabulary skills and inferential skills.

Using Adjectives to Explore Character Development

When reading literature, have students list adjectives that describe a character as they read. Students maintain their list over the course of their reading, and when the novel is completed, they can review the adjectives they’ve listed to see how the character has changed. To enhance this activity, ask readers to infer why the author chose to have the character change the way they did.

Connect Reading to Careers

To prepare students for careers after high school, find ways to connect their readings to potential careers. For example, students that are interested in becoming a tradesperson might be encouraged to read technical manuals related to their particular trade of interest. Exposing students to career-related materials can help build career-related skills and understanding while also providing them with practice in reading highly specific texts in an area of interest to them.

 

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12th grade worksheets

Below are 10 reading comprehension worksheets and tests that are accurately measured to fit the 12th grade level.

Veisalgia

Topic

Veisalgia

Lexile level

1280

Num of questions

7

Types of questions

Cause and effect comprehension, Identifying the author’s point of view, Identifying a problem and solution described in the text

The Scythians

Topic

The Scythians

Lexile level

1490

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

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

The Psalms: Popular and Troubling

Topic

The Psalms: Popular and Troubling

Lexile level

1360

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

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

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Topic

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Lexile level

1270

Num of questions

9

Types of questions

Cause and effect comprehension, Facts vs. opinions inference

Food Deserts

Topic

Food Deserts

Lexile level

1480

Num of questions

7

Types of questions

Central message, lesson or moral, Cause and effect comprehension

Bovine Somatotropin

Topic

Bovine Somatotropin

Lexile level

1480

Num of questions

9

Types of questions

Cause and effect comprehension , Facts vs. opinions inference

Biological Adaptation

Topic

Biological Adaptation

Lexile level

1360

Num of questions

6

Types of questions

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

Autism and Vaccines

Topic

Autism and Vaccines

Lexile level

1400

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

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

Antonio’s Revenge

Topic

Antonio's Revenge

Lexile level

1370

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

Cause and effect comprehension, Identifying intent and conclusions, Identifying the main topic and key ideas

A Beetle in a Box

Topic

A Beetle in a Box

Lexile level

1310

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