Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
American Revolution
Colonial Soldiers

American Revolution
American Revolution

Colonial Soldiers
Print Colonial Soldiers Reading Comprehension with Fourth Grade Work

Print Colonial Soldiers Reading Comprehension with Fifth Grade Work

Print Colonial Soldiers Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Colonial Soldiers Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.73

     challenging words:    helping, Lobsterbacks, menial, striking, warfare, retreat, militia, successful, education, formation, supplied, musket, commander, homeland, jobs, attack
     content words:    British Army, Colonial Army, George Washington

Colonial Soldiers
By Jane Runyon

1     It is not easy to be a soldier. Before you can ever face the enemy, you have to go through hard training. If you don't, you will not be ready for battle. When you do go into battle, it is very dangerous. You also have to be ready to face the fact that you might need to take the life of another human being. The life of the Colonial soldier was made harder by the fact that it was a very unusual war. The enemy they faced came from their own homeland. They might even have come from the same town.
2     The British Army was very powerful. The men were well trained and well supplied. Many of the men chose to be in the army to stay out of jail. Some chose the army because they could not find a job that would pay enough to feed their families. Although the money they got was not much, it was better than begging or going to debtors' prison. In times of war, the British government offered much more money than they could earn in menial jobs. In the army they received food, clothing, education, and money for their families.
3     The colonists didn't always see the need for an army. When the English king started taxing the colonists in a way the citizens did not like, many felt they needed a force of men to protect them from their protectors. The training the colonists received was not very good and was usually given by former members of the British Army. Small groups of citizens of a town would train together in a militia, or voluntary force.

Paragraphs 4 to 6:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable

Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!

Feedback on Colonial Soldiers
Leave your feedback on Colonial Soldiers   (use this link if you found an error in the story)

American Revolution
             American Revolution

United States
             United States

    American Government  
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
    Children in History  
    Government Careers  
    Hispanic Heritage  
    How Can I Help?  
    National Parks and Monuments  
    Native Americans  
    Presidents of the United States  
    Women's History  

United States History
    A Nation Divided
    A New Nation
    After the Civil War
    American Revolution  
    Cold War
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
    Lewis and Clark
    Pearl Harbor  
    Spanish American War (1898)  
    The 1890's  
    The 1900's  
    The 1910's  
    The 1920's  
    The 1930's  
    The 1940's  
    The 1950's  
    The 1960's  
    The 1970's  
    The 1980's  
    The 1990's  
    The 2000's  
    The Civil War
    The Great Depression
    The United States Grows
    The War of 1812  
    Wild, Wild West  
    World War I
    World War II  

50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit

Document Based Activities
      Document Based Activities

Copyright © 2018 edHelper