6th grade

Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Tests

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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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6th grade teaching tips

Beginning in the sixth grade, readers are encouraged to expand the range of texts they read as well as the reading comprehension-related tasks they are asked to complete. The complexity of readings also increases as learners shift from beginner readers to more independent readers with an ever-growing skill set. Listed below are three reading strategies that can be used to help sixth-grade students expand their reading abilities.

Ask Questions

Since the complexity of readings increases throughout middle school, sixth graders can benefit from getting into the habit of asking questions about their reading. Have the child write down any questions that arise as they read, then have students ask the questions aloud. This encourages other kids to ask (and answer) questions, discuss the main topics in the text, and helps readers clarify their understanding of what they’ve read.

Use the “What Does It Mean?” Strategy

You can also ask readers direct questions about their readings to facilitate improved understanding of the text. For example, you might have the child read a short passage about a specific topic, and then ask, “What does it mean?” The child’s response – either verbal or written – should give their take on what they think the author meant when the passage was written. Not only will this help readers engage more in the text, but it also helps kids become more independent and thoughtful readers.

Adopt an “Anything Goes” Attitude Toward Reading

Children become better readers as they delve into many different kinds of texts. If a child shows a particular interest in history, load them up with history books. If they like fantasy novels, encourage them to read as many as they can get their hands on. Try not to stifle their interests, but also encourage them to read all kinds of different texts and topics. Providing support to learners at this age is crucial – it can be easy to become frustrated with the new and different types of reading they’re undertaking.

 

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6th grade worksheets

Below are 10 reading comprehension worksheets and tests that are accurately measured to fit the 6th grade level.

Diligence and Perseverance

Topic

Diligence and Perseverance

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

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

Adult or Puppy

Topic

Adult or Puppy

Num of questions

7

Types of questions

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

Attention Residents

Topic

Attention Residents

Num of questions

5

Types of questions

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

Prayer Flags

Topic

Prayer Flags

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

Understanding figurative language, Cause and effect comprehension, Central message, Identifying the main topic and key ideas.

The Luthier

Topic

The Luthier

Num of questions

8

Types of questions

Answering questions with evidence, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Identifying the author’s point of view

The President’s Speech

Topic

The President’s Speech

Num of questions

6

Types of questions

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

The Rent Man

Topic

The Rent Man

Num of questions

7

Types of questions

Identifying a problem, Identifying the main topic and key ideas, Cause and effect comprehension.

The Truth About Coupons

Topic

The Truth About Coupons

Num of questions

7

Types of questions

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

Vinnie’s

Topic

Vinnie's

Num of questions

7

Types of questions

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

Wild

Topic

Wild

Num of questions

7

Types of questions

Identifying a problem and solution described in the text, Identifying the main topic and key ideas.