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Sixth Grade Quick Reading Comprehension Passages

"Egg"cellent Traditions
Apatosaurus, Also Known As Brontosaurus
Oviraptor, a Misnamed Dinosaur?
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Vinotok: The Burning of the Grump
A Ball with a Funny Shape
A Brief History of Pizza
A Donkey and a Hare
A Donkey and a Hare
A Donkey and a Hare
A Forest Is a Food Factory
A Formal Beginning
A Funny Bean!
A Glimpse of an Integrated Life
A Horsey Puzzle
A Magic Ride
A Mistake That Worked
A National Holiday for Giving Thanks
A New Use for Magnets?
A Patriot's Plate
A Patriot's Plate
A Rainbow of Soil
A Trip to the Outback
ABCs of Financial Wellness
Abraham Lincoln
Acadia National Park
Accidental Discoveries: Saccharin
Acid or Base: A Fizzy Soil Test
Air Plants
Aksel Lund Svindal: Alpine All-Star
Alaskan Maverick Sarah Palin
Algae, Our Oxygen Suppliers
Alternative Energy Sources
Amazing Water
America's First Women Dentists
An Unusual Word
Anaconda: A Super-Sized and Super Sneaky Snake!
Ancient Egyptian Writing: Hieroglyphics
Ancient Egyptians
Animal Cells: Cells Without Walls
Animal, Plant, or Fungi?
Animals in the Ocean: the Biggest and the Smallest
Animals With Backbones
Anne Frank's Father
Anne Frank's Kind Heart
Anne Frank's Published Diary
Anne Frank: Life at Auschwitz
Anne Frank: Life at Westerbork
Anne's Published Diary
Antarctica: Frozen Desert
Anticipation - Groundhog Day
Arctic Terns
As American As Apple Pie
Atoms and Matter
Attorney General
Author's Purpose P.I.E.
Avery Island, Louisiana, Also Known As Bird City
Bach's Favorite Bird?
Bacteria in the Soil
Bambi in the Grass
Barack Obama
Barbara Bush
Baseball Cards
Beluga Whales
Bengal Tigers
Benjamin Harrison
Bess Truman
Betty Ford
Billy Demong: Skier with an Odd Tattoo
Biscayne National Park
Blaine Kern, Mr. Mardi Gras
Bombs Bursting in Air -- Sounds of the Fourth of July
Boy, Oh, Boysenberry!
Break It Down: Digestion
Bubble, Bubble, Would This Soil Cause Trouble?
Buck Island Reef National Monument
Buffalo Soldiers
Busy as a Beekeeper
By Law or Birth
California Condors
Calvin Coolidge
Cans, Glass, and Plastic
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Capybaras and Their "Digestive Do-overs"
Cecropia Moths
Celebrating a New Year
Celebrating Freedom
Celebrating Pie!
Cells With and Without a Nucleus
Centipedes and Millipedes
Cesar Chavez: Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner
Cesar Chavez
Change - What's Change?
Civil War Ambulance Corps
Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson
Clown Fish and Sea Anemones: Talk About Teamwork!
Colin Powell
Comet Lovejoy
Community - A Place to Belong
Comparing Centipedes and Millipedes
Congaree National Park
Council of Economic Advisers
Count It Twice!
Courage - Ain't I a Woman?
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Crocodilian Cousins: Alligators and Crocodiles
Crocodilian Senses
Cross-Country Skiing
Curiosity - Alexander Graham Bell
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Dairy Food Group
Dairy on My Plate
Davey Barr, Ski Cross
Death Smog In Donora, Pennsylvania
Death Valley National Park
Denali National Park
Destruction - The Dirty Thirties
Devils Tower
Dicey Langston, Teen Hero of the Revolutionary War
Dinner on a Cold Day
Dinner on a Cold Day
Discovery - Digging for Knowledge
Do Plants Recycle?
Do You Want To Visit Jupiter?
Doilies in the Sky
Dome Mountains
Don't Buy the Grapes!
Don't Let this Mystery Defeat You!
Don't Spoil the Soil!
Don't Worry About That Dorsal Fin!
Donating Blood
Dorcas Gazelles
Doris Gates
Double Check Your Dairy Foods
Dr. King, a Speaker for Nonviolence
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dumbo Octopus
Dwight Eisenhower
Earth's Blanket
Earth's Ice Ages
Edith Roosevelt
Edith Wilson
Effigy Mounds National Monument
Eleanor Roosevelt
Electric Eels
Electrical Circuits
Elisha Otis: Elevator Safety Brake
Elizabeth Burgin and the Prison Ships
Elizabeth George Speare
Ellen Wilson
Ellis Island National Park
Empty Calories on My Plate
Encouragement - Break a Leg!
Endangered Animals
Endangered Is Not Extinct...Let's Keep It That Way!
Entertainment - Relax a Little
Environmental Protection Agency
Eoin Colfer
Everglades National Park
Exploration - Lewis and Clark
Explore Fun Facts about the United States
Extinct Mammals: The "Terrible Pig" Dinohyus
Fact or Fiction: The Four Seasons, Part I
Fact or Fiction: The Four Seasons, Part II
Fantasy - The Wild Things
Fast Cars and a Famous Track
Female American Alligators: Tough (but Tender!) Mothers
First a Poem For Kids, Now a Pledge to the Flag
First Lady and Public Servant
Fit to Be Tied, Among Other Things
Fjords Are Unique Landforms
Floodplains and Deltas
Florence Harding
Food Energy Pyramid
Football or Soccer?
For the Good of the Earth
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Freedom's Journal
Frigid Zones
Fruit Food Group
Fruit on My Plate
Fun and Filling Noodles
Fungi Helpers
Galapagos Giant Tortoises
General Sherman
Generations - Who's Who in Your Family?
George H. W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Washington, Dog Lover
George Washington, the Farmer
George Washington
Geothermal Energy
Gerald Ford
Get Moving!
Giant Anteaters
Giant Squid
Giant Toads
Gila Monsters
Give It a Turn
Glacier Movements and Moraines
Glacier National Park
Good Grief! Don't Be a Griefer!
Good Vibrations
Grains Food Group
Grains on My Plate
Grand Teton National Park
Great Basin National Park
Greeting Cards and More
Groundhog Day Across the Country
Grover Cleveland
Hadrosaurs, the Duckbilled Dinosaurs
Halloween Can Be Frightfully Fun
Hammerhead Sharks
Happy Hanukkah!
Happy Presidents' Day
Harry Truman
Hawaiian Monk Seals
Hayley Wickenheiser: Commander of the Ice
Healthy Restaurant Food on My Plate
Helen Keller: Later in Life
Helen Taft
Herbert Hoover
Hillary Rodham Clinton
History of the National Park Service
Hoary Marmots
Honeycrisp Apples- The "New Kid on the Block"
Honor - Mount Rushmore
Hot and Cold Food on My Plate
How Are Dinosaurs Named?
How Do Microwaves Work?
How Do Solar Panels Work?
How Do Submarines Work?
How Do Telescopes Work?
How Does a Seismograph Work?
How Does Recycling Help the Earth?
How Is Tabasco Sauce Made?
How Many Oceans?
How Plants Defend Themselves
How the Moon Affects the Earth
How to Model an Insect Using an Orange
How to Model an Insect Using an Orange
How Windmills Work
Howler Monkeys
Howler Monkeys
Hydrothermal Vents
Imagination - Thinking Outside the Box
In a Jiffy!
Industrial Revolution
Initiative - Do You Show It?
Insects on the Arctic Tundra
Inventions - What Does It Do?
Is There a President in Your Pocket?
Isle Royale National Park
It's Barely a Mystery
It's in the Can!
It's Not Silly...It's Bee-utiful!
Jacqueline Kennedy
James Buchanan
James Madison
James Monroe
Japan Surrenders
Jimmy Carter
John Adams
John F. Kennedy
John Quincy Adams
John Tyler
Jon Bohmer: The Kyoto Box
Jump Around!
Just One of the Group
Kangaroo Rats
Katmai National Park and Preserve
Keeping It Real
Keeping Your Circulatory System Healthy
Keeping Your Digestive System Healthy
Keeping Your Muscular System Healthy
Keeping Your Nervous System Healthy
Keeping Your Respiratory System Healthy
Key Deer
Lady Liberty Gets a Makeover!
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Language - Don't Say It, Show It!
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Laura Bush
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Leatherback Sea Turtles
Let Freedom Ring: The Liberty Bell
Let's Get Physical!
Let's Split: Cell Division by Mitosis
Letter from a Williamsburg Maze
Life under a Microscope: Bacteria
Life Under a Microscope: Viruses
Life with a Wallaby
Lightning Rods
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Lincoln Memorial
Lindsey Vonn: Queen of the Mountain
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Living Among Dinosaurs
Lou Hoover
Luna Moths
Lyndon Johnson
Mamie Eisenhower
Mammoth Cave National Park
Marine Mammals
Mass Wasting: Slip-Sliding Away
Mesa Verde National Park
Michelle Obama
Michigan: Home of the Cross in the Woods
Miley Cyrus
Military Air Forces
Monarchs on the Move: A Northern Migration
Monarchs on the Move: A Southern Migration
More Than Just a Chip off the Old Block
Morse's Code
Mosasaurs, Not Dinosaurs
Mother's Day Around the World
Mount Rushmore
Nancy Pelosi, Lady of Power
Nancy Reagan
NASA's New Frontier: JUNO
Nashville's Parthenon
Natural Gas
Neptune Is Neat (and a bit Mysterious!)
New Amsterdam
New Year's Day Traditions
Niagara Falls
No More Tug of War!
North Cascades National Park
Not If I Can Help It!
Now That's a Big Bill!
Office of Management and Budget
Ohio's Most Unique Music Festival
On The Last Day of School
One Costly Card
One Symbolic Seal
Oprah Winfrey, Broadcasting Powerhouse
Our Nation's Oldest City: St. Augustine, Florida
Out With the Old, In With the New
Parts of the Food Chain: Consumers
Parts of the Food Chain: Producers
Parts of the Food Chain: Scavengers and Decomposers
Pat Nixon
Patience - Can You Wait Patiently?
Patriotism - Wear Your Colors Proudly
Pearl Harbor: Before the Mayhem
Pearl Harbor
Peregrine Falcons
Perseverance - The Race to the North Pole
Perspective - From A Bird's Eye View
Phillis Wheatley
Pick a Medium, Any Medium!
Pizza For Sale
Planning for Christmas
Plant Cells: Cells With Walls
Plants Are Food Factories
Plate Tectonics Theory
Poisonous Plants
Polar Regions
Praying Mantis
President Washington's Pearly Whites
Pride for Mexico
Protein Food Group
Proteins on My Plate
Ra, God of the Sun
Raccoon Paws: What Handy Hands!
Rainbow Trout
Recognition - Baseball Hall of Fame
Red (and Blue!) Kangaroos
Red Alert: Volcanoes
Red Blood Cells
Red Equals Good Luck
Red-Eyed Tree Frogs
Research - The Big Move
Richard Nixon
Road Trip: Arizona Style!
Roberto Luongo
Rocks Are Like Cookies
Ronald Reagan
Rosa Parks: Life After the Bus
Rosa's Run-in
Rosalynn Carter
Saguaro National Park
Salem Poor
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Samuel Johnson, Author of the Dictionary?
Saturn's Shiny, Shimmery Rings
Scarlet Macaws
Scientific Notation
Sea-Monkeys - One of the World's Smallest Pets
Seasons at the Poles
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Defense
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Homeland Security
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of State
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Sedimentary Rocks, Rocks on Earth's Surface
Seeing More Clearly with Fog-Free Goggles
Sherman's Neckties
Siberian Tigers
Simple Photosynthesis
Sneak Attack: Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor
Sneak Those Veggies In
Sodium: Less is Best
Spanish Colonies
Spider Monkeys
Square Root Day
Stalactites and Stalagmites
Static Electricity
Stories in the Stars
Storm Chasers
Strange (Founding Fathers) Bedfellows
Stripes That Stick Together
Structure - The Empire State Building
Studying Ocean Floor Sediments
Surviving April Fools' Day
Suzanne Collins
Talk About A Tongue!
Tasmanian Devils
Thanksgiving's Superhero: Sarah Hale
That Takes A Lot of Nerve!
The Albatross
The Anaconda Plan
The Arrest
The Attack on Pearl Harbor
The Band Played On
The Barbie Doll
The Beginning of Slavery in the Colonies
The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The Boston Massacre
The Brain
The Brown Pelican
The Colonies Grow
The Crater of Doom
The Crittercam
The Dawn Horse, Eohippus
The Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden
The Dream Catcher
The Easter Lily
The Evolution of Mapmaking
The Excretory System
The Fed's Balancing Act
The First American Colonies
The Florida Panther
The French and Indian War
The Grand Old Party
The Heart
The Hubble Space Telescope
The Hunchback from Spain
The Inauguration of a President
The Intestines
The Jamestown Colony
The Kiwi
The Largest Rodent of All: The Giant Beaver
The Last Monday in May
The Laughing Kookaburra
The Layout of the Secret Annex
The Legend of St. Valentine
The Midnight Ride of...Sybil Ludington?
The Month of January
The Movie Theater Moment
The Mystery of the Cottingley Fairies
The Natural Wonders of Virginia
The Need for Earth Day
The Nervous System
The Northern Lights
The Oozing, Melting Clocks of Surrealism
The Periodic Table
The Personification Ray
The Picture of a President
The Planet Saturn
The Plymouth Colony
The Presidential Inauguration
The Prince of Pop Art
The Respiratory System
The Road to Becoming the First President
The Scientific Method
The Sense of Touch: Ouch!
The Shaggy Lion's Solution
The Skeletal System
The Sons and Daughters of Liberty
The Sooner State
The Space Race
The Statue of Liberty: A Welcome Sight!
The Steps of Photosynthesis
The Steps of Photosynthesis
The Stomach
The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
The Unbelievable Sport of Toe Wrestling
The USS Nevada
The Very Talented Artist
The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra
The White House
The Wolf
The Wombat
The World's Largest House Pet?
The World's Longest Rivers: The Amazon River
The World's Longest Rivers: the Mississippi-Missouri River System
The World's Longest Rivers: the Nile
The World's Longest Rivers: the Yangtze River
Theodor Seuss Geisel: A Determined Author
Theodore Roosevelt
They're Firefighters and Much More!
Thomas Edison: More than the Light Bulb
Thomas Jefferson's Edit
Thomas Jefferson
Three Kinds of Rocks
Three Kinds of Volcanoes
Tidal Energy
Tinker Bell Takes a Flight
To Top It Off -- An Amazing Array of Pizza Toppings!
Toothy Tusks
Transitions - The Way You Move...
Tsunami: What a Wave!
Twist and Shout: A Tornado is Coming!
Two Kinds of Weathering
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
United States Trade Representative
UniverSoul Circus
Upper and Lower Egypt
Valentine's Day Potpourri
Vegetable Food Group
Vegetables on My Plate
Vegetables on My Plate
Volcanic Mountains
Warnings - Do Not Ignore Them!
Warren Harding
Water on the Moon!
Wearin' of the Green
What Are Cold Blooded Animals?
What Are Sunspots?
What Are Warm Blooded Animals?
What Causes a Sonic Boom?
What Does B.C. Mean?
What Eggs-actly Is Egg Tempera?
What Is a Heart Attack?
What Is a Prosthesis?
What Is a Stroke?
What Is a Visa?
What Is an Athletic Trainer?
What Is an Invertebrate Animal?
What Is Compost?
What Is Electricity?
What Is Magnetism?
What Is Meteorology?
What Is NASA?
What Is Pajama Day?
What Is Social Security?
What on Earth Is an Earthworm?
What's In an Income?
What's Gravity Got To Do With It?
What's the Invention You Couldn't Live Without?
What's Under the Ocean Waves?
When Did Dinosaurs Live?
When Is Presidents Day?
Where Is Earth's Freshwater?
White Blood Cells
White House Chief of Staff
White Sands National Monument
Who Are Cyberbullies?
Who Is Joe Biden?
Who Is Lady Liberty?
Who Manages the Government's Money?
Who Pays Taxes?
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!
Whom Do You Honor on Memorial Day?
Whom Do You Honor on Veterans Day?
Why Is New York City Called "The Big Apple"?
Why Waste? - A Change In Habits
William Clinton
William Henry Harrison
William McKinley
Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley
Women in the Revolutionary War
Woodrow Wilson
Would You Like Some PIE with Your Author's Purpose?
Wow! The Olympics Have Changed!
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
WWW: The Wonderful World of Webs
Yosemite National Park
You Have the Power to Stop Cyberbullying
Your Body's Thermostat
Yuna Kim
Zachary Taylor
Zizou Corder: A Mother-Daughter Team