Reading Assignment With Questions Worksheets

Turn the Page on Reading Comprehension Struggles

It goes without saying that reading comprehension is a huge component to literacy. But it’s not always an easy skill to master. These reading comprehension worksheets were designed get kids over the proverbial comprehension hump, regardless of their grade or literacy levels. In addition to intriguing, age-appropriate fiction and nonfiction reading passages, parents and teachers will find all kinds of exercises that will strengthen writing, vocabulary, critical-thinking, and comprehension abilities. Several worksheets also touch on various literary techniques, from character comparison and storyboarding to drawing conclusions and cause and effect. Of course, we understand that, when it comes to education—and especially reading—not every student progresses at the same rate. That’s why you’ll find so many options in our online portal. So if you happen to be the parent of a first-grader who is already reading on a third grade level, you’ll find texts and worksheets that will stimulate his advanced brain. Similarly, if your child is a tad behind the curve, there are activities that will build up her abilities and her confidence as she slowly but surely gets up to speed—and then some.

9th - 10th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

The reading comprehension passages below include 9th and 10th grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Please use any of the printable worksheets (you may duplicate them) in your high school classroom or at home. Just click on the worksheet title to view details about the PDF and print or download to your computer.

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

Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband

Go behind the scenes of the Continental Congress with this point of view worksheet on Abigail Adam’s letter to her husband, John.

Grade Levels:
9th - 12th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.9-10.6

Character Analysis in The Red Badge of Courage

Your student will analyze the main character from the classic novel, “The Red Badge of Courage” in this worksheet.

Grade Levels:
9th - 12th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RL.9-10.3

Churchill’s Speech: We Shall Fight on the Beaches

Your student will discover Winston Churchill’s gift of oratory in this worksheet.

Grade Levels:
9th - 12th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.9-10.6

Different Perspectives: The American Revolution

Poet Rudyard Kipling offers an alternative perspective on the American Revolution in this worksheet on point of view.

Grade Levels:
9th - 12th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RL.9-10.6

Find the Meaning: JFK’s Inaugural Speech

In this worksheet, your student will determine the meaning of some phrases in President Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech.

Grade Levels:
9th - 12th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.9-10.4

Mark Antony’s Oration from Julius Caesar

Mark Antony’s oration from Julius Caesar is the focus of this worksheet for determining the purpose of the text.

Grade Levels:
9th - 12th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RL.9-10.2

Setting the Scene: Great Expectations

In this worksheet, your student will analyze the setting in a scene from Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”

Grade Levels:
9th - 12th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RL.9-10.1

Slavery in the Constitution

Your student can compare different parts of the Constitution that relate to slavery.

Grade Levels:
9th - 12th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.9-10.9

Tension in The Pit and the Pendulum

Here’s a worksheet on how Poe’s uses structure to create tension in “The Pit and the Pendulum.”

Grade Levels:
9th - 12th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RL.9-10.5

Two Viewpoints: Lee Surrenders to Grant, 1865

In this worksheet, your student will compare the writings of Ulysses S. Grant with a painting of the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court House.

Grade Levels:
9th - 12th Grade, Grades K-12
CCSS Code(s):
RI.9-10.7

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