Women’s History Month Reading Comprehension Passages for 3rd & 4th Grade

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? As educators, we can celebrate by bringing stories of inspiring women to our students. My women’s history month reading comprehension passages for 3rd and 4th graders (including freebies!) celebrate the achievements of today’s icons.

From the melodies of Taylor Swift to the advocacy of Emma Watson, the courageous activism of Malala Yousafzai, and the environmental leadership of Greta Thunberg, these passages bring the lives of modern-day heroines right to your students. You can download 2 women’s history month reading passages for free to try them out today!

Why Focus on 21st-Century Heroines?

Women’s History Month is a time to remember the impact women have had throughout history. It’s right in the name! I’ve found, though, that students are often the most excited to learn about people who are living today. They’re relatable, they’re interesting, and they’re honestly just cool!

That’s why my reading comprehension passages focus on biographies of women who are alive and hard at work today. As an added bonus, many of the women featured in my collection started their work when they were children or teenagers themselves. Girls can do amazing things!

Free women's history month reading comprehension passage for 3rd & 4th grade about Greta Thunberg

Exclusive Offer: Two Free Passages

You can download two of my women’s history month passages for 3rd and 4th graders completely free. Grab the free PDF now! This free sample includes biographies of Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg, offering a glimpse into the quality and depth of my full collection. (Note that reading comprehension questions are only included in the complete set).

Free women's history month reading comprehension passage for 3rd & 4th grade about Malala Yousafzai

What’s Inside the Full Collection of Women’s History Month Passages?

My complete set of reading comprehension passages goes beyond the free samples to introduce a wider array of female pioneers and leaders. Each passage is written at a 3rd-4th grade level and includes 3 standards-aligned multiple choice questions and 1 short answer question that requires text evidence. Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Diverse Narratives: From entertainment to activism, poetry to sports, my passages cover a broad spectrum of achievements and challenges. The product includes biographies of the following role models: Taylor Swift, Emma Watson, Malala Yousafzai, Greta Thunberg, X González, Yusra Mardini, Kamala Harris, and Amanda Gorman.
  • Rigorous Questions: Each passage includes standards-aligned multiple choice and short answer questions to help you easily incorporate the passages into your regular instruction.
  • Tailored for 3rd and 4th Graders: Each story and question set is calibrated to the reading level and interests of 3rd and 4th grade students. Questions are specifically tailored to address the Common Core Standards for reading informational text.
  • Multiple Uses: These passages and questions are perfect for independent work, homework, small group reading, or even sub plans!
Women's history month reading comprehension passages with questions for 3rd & 4th

Join the Celebration of Women this March!

Incorporating these passages into your curriculum this Women’s History Month not only enriches students’ understanding of the world but also empowers them with the stories of individuals who are making a difference. Inspire your students with the achievements of today’s real-life heroes, highlighting the endless possibilities that lie ahead when we choose to challenge, innovate, and lead.

Explore my free samples and consider the full collection to bring the inspirational journeys of modern-day heroines into your classroom today!

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