5th Grade Differentiated Reading Comprehension and Fluency Passages PRINTABLE


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Tired of spending so much time planning and finding resources for teaching reading comprehension and fluency skills for fifth grade? Look no further! This comprehensive set of differentiated reading passages for 5th grade includes EVERYTHING you need for reading comprehension and fluency. There are 32 passages included (perfect for every week of the school year!)

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Page Count: 188 | File Type: PDF, Google Slides will be added by September 15

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Peek inside the 5th Grade Reading Passages in the video below!

What makes these 5th Grade Reading Passages so unique?


There are  3 differentiated versions of each passage for a total of 96 passage options! These passages have been carefully leveled and the levels are subtly marked with a small icon in the corner. All 3 levels of passages will use the same reading comprehension question page, making differentiation simple! No child will feel left out since the mark is only a small symbol.

Comprehension Questions

Every passage includes a full page of comprehension questions. The first question on every page will help students activate their background knowledge about the passage topic. This question is followed by comprehension questions from the text (multiple choice and free response). Last, there is a deeper thinking question to encourage critical thinking and hit a variety of grade level language arts standards.

BONUS! A half page option is also included for the reading comprehension questions (not pictured) This is a GREAT option if you want to save on paper while printing!


Reading Fluency for Fifth Grade

This resource makes recording data simple for you. There are several options included for tracking reading fluency! Up to 3 reads of each passage can be recorded directly on the passage page. A teacher recording sheet and a student graph are also included. Directions are included, so you will know exactly what to do!

A wide variety of passage topics included

This comprehensive set of reading passages includes a variety of fiction and non-fiction passages. From stories to how-to lists, rest assured that your students will be reading a wide variety of texts with these passages! You can see the list of passages included in the full contents below.


Full Contents of the 5th Grade Reading Passages for Comprehension and Fluency:

  • Note to Teacher
  • Passage Differentiation Information
  • Reading Comprehension Information
  • Reading Fluency Information
  • Binder Cover, Back Cover, & Spines
  • Reading Fluency Teacher Graph Pages
  • Reading Fluency Student Graph Pages
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  • The Scientific Method Passages & Questions
  • Tommy the Custodian Passages & Questions
  • My Love For Dogs  Passages & Questions
  • Miguel and the Plant Passages & Questions
  • Bring Sports Back Passages & Questions
  • History of the Keyboard Passages & Questions
  • Who’s On Our Money? Passages & Questions
  • Change Your Thoughts Passages & Questions
  • The Missing Shoes Passages & Questions
  • Foreign Homes Passages & Questions
  • Police Partners Passages & Questions
  • Job Shadow Passages & Questions
  • Grasslands Passages & Questions
  • Federalism Passages & Questions
  • Famous Sisters Passages & Questions
  • The Ball Game Passages & Questions
  • Going Green! Passages & Questions
  • Family Vacation Passages & Questions
  • Watercolor Passages & Questions
  • The Cookie Passages & Questions
  • New School Passages & Questions
  • The Fort Passages & Questions
  • Bullies Passages & Questions
  • Track Injury Passages & Questions
  • Camping Predicament Passages & Questions
  • The Bake Sale Passages & Questions
  • Rock Collection Passages & Questions
  • Fairy Celebration Passages & Questions
  • Answer Keys

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Amy Smart

These differentiated passages are excellent to use across multiple grade levels. Thank you for creating these resources that will save me countless hours finding ways to meet all the needs of my students.

Anne Lien

I really like the tracking sheet for the students and passages. Also, the differentiation makes it better for me when I work with students 1 on 1. They can all still read the same passage, but in different levels to stay consistent with everyone with the class. Thank you for this!!


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