Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
Native Americans
National Parks and Monuments
Mesa Verde National Park

Native Americans
Native Americans

Mesa Verde National Park
Print Mesa Verde National Park Reading Comprehension with Fourth Grade Work

Print Mesa Verde National Park Reading Comprehension with Fifth Grade Work

Print Mesa Verde National Park Reading Comprehension with Sixth Grade Work

Print Mesa Verde National Park Reading Comprehension

A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.74

     challenging words:    area, southwestern, artists, mystery, pottery, among, exactly, several, lived, study, bits, reason, life, group, inspire, apply
     content words:    United States, Four Corners, New Mexico, Mesa Verde, Ancestral Puebloans, Pueblo Indians, Mesa Verde National Park

Other Languages
     Spanish: Parque Nacional Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde National Park
By Meg Leonard

1     There is an area in the United States named the Four Corners. It is where four states meet. They are New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah. Over 1,400 years ago, a group of people built homes here. They lived among the cliffs in southwestern Colorado. The name of this area is Mesa Verde. "Mesa verde" means green table in Spanish. People lived under the cliffs here for over 700 years. The people who lived here were known as the Anasazi. Today, we call them the Ancestral Puebloans. They are ancestors of today's Pueblo Indians.
2     The Ancestral Puebloans had many skills. They built amazing stone communities among the cliffs at Mesa Verde. They made baskets and pottery. Unfortunately, little is known about their lives. They did not leave written records. Scientists who study this area have found little to tell exactly how these people lived. They are able to study bits of things left behind by the Ancestral Puebloans. Through this, they have learned what the people ate and about some of the tools they used. Scientists have not solved the mystery of what happened to these people. For some reason, after 700 years of living in this area, everyone left. No one is sure why. It may have been caused by a drought. Enemies may have attacked. They may have left for other reasons. Scientists only know that this area was abandoned around 1300 A .....
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 Mesa Verde National Park
Leave your feedback on Mesa Verde National Park  (use this link if you found an error in the story)

Native Americans
             Native Americans

National Parks and Monuments
             National Parks and Monuments

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 © 2017 edHelper