Sample The Star-Spangled Banner (Grades 6-8) Worksheet
Reading Comprehension Worksheets

edHelper.com Subscribers:
Build a printable worksheet with the complete story and puzzles
Build a proofreading activity

 

The Star-Spangled Banner
By Tammy Scarbrough
  

1     Francis Scott Key was born on August 1, 1779. He was the son of a soldier that fought in the Revolutionary War. President George Washington even visited their home one day when Francis was a child. Key had five brothers and five sisters. In 1803, the Keys moved to the District of Columbia. Francis worked as a lawyer in his uncle's law firm.
 
2     Key was very religious and sang with the Georgetown Glee Club. He even wrote a hymn, "Lord, with Glowing Heart I'd Praise Thee." It was during this time that England and the United States began to get upset with each other. In 1812, the United States declared war on England to gain permanent independence from the country.
 
3     The British attacked Washington, D.C., in 1814. British soldiers set fire to the United States Capitol building and the White House. During this attack, one of Key's friends, William Beanes, was captured by British soldiers. Key helped to get Beanes released from the troops. Both men left and boarded a boat on the Potomac River.

Paragraphs 4 to 7:
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 The Star-Spangled Banner (Grades 6-8)
Leave your feedback on The Star-Spangled Banner (Grades 6-8)  (use this link if you found an error in the story)




Copyright © 2017 edHelper