6th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

The reading comprehension passages below include sixth grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Each worksheet also includes a cross-curricular focus on earth science, physical science, history, social sciences, or life sciences. This allows students to build their reading comprehension skills and reinforce knowledge in other subject areas. Each of the passages measure between Lexile level ranges 925 - 1070.

What’s the Forecast?


Your student will learn about weather forecasting and answer a reading comprehension question in this worksheet.

Hide and Seek


Your student will learn about how organisms adapt to their environment and then write the main idea and supporting details.

What Is Tribal Government?


This worksheet on tribal government includes a writing exercise for reading comprehension.

Waves and Currents


Your student will answer some word meaning questions in this reading comprehension worksheet on waves and currents.

Traveling to the Distant West


Your student will read and analyze the text in this worksheet about transportation to the American West.

Self Reflection


This worksheet on self reflection teaches a valuable lesson as well as developing reading comprehension skills.

National Symbols


Your student will discover the US national symbols and what they stand for in this reading comprehension worksheet.

Limited Resources


This reading comprehension worksheet asks your student to read and analyze conservation techniques for natural resources.

The Apprentice System


Your student can practice identifying the central idea and supporting points in this reading comprehension worksheet.

Galileo and His Telescope


Your student will learn about Galileo and analyze the text in this reading comprehension worksheet.

Taiga Ecosystems


The taiga ecosystem is the focus of this worksheet, which includes a reading comprehension exercise.

Extreme Weather


This worksheet explores the types of extreme weather with a short reading comprehension exercise.