Hispanic Heritage Month Reading Comprehension Passages for 3rd & 4th Grade

Hey there, teachers! Hispanic Heritage Month (also sometimes called Latinx Heritage Month) is celebrated every year from September 15 to October 15. It’s the perfect time to celebrate and share the stories of Hispanic role models with your students. I’ve got awesome reading comprehension passages for 3rd and 4th graders (and yes, some are freebies!) that shine a spotlight on today’s incredible Hispanic icons.

From Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway brilliance to Selena Gomez’s many talents, these passages will bring inspiring stories right into your classroom. Want to give it a try? You can download two of my Hispanic Heritage Month reading passages for as free PDFs right now!

Why Focus on Modern Hispanic Icons?

Hispanic Heritage Month is all about honoring the incredible contributions of Hispanic individuals throughout history. But let’s face it, kids get super excited about learning about people who are making waves today. People whose names they recognize and whose accomplishments they already admire. They’re relatable, fun, and super inspiring!

That’s why my reading comprehension passages highlight the lives of contemporary Hispanic heroes. Plus, many of these amazing individuals started their journeys as kids or teens, showing your students that they can do big things too!

Selena Gomez biography reading comprehension passage free PDF

Hispanic Heritage Month Reading Comprehension Freebies!

You can snag two of my Hispanic Heritage Month passages for 3rd and 4th graders as a completely free PDF! This sample includes stories about Lin-Manuel Miranda and Selena Gomez, giving you a sneak peek at the quality and depth of my full collection. (Keep in mind, the freebie doesn’t include the reading comprehension questions – those are in the complete set).

Lin-Manuel Miranda biography reading comprehension passage free PDF

What’s in the Full Collection of Hispanic Heritage Month Passages?

The full set of reading comprehension passages dives deep into the lives of various Hispanic trailblazers. Each passage is written at a 3rd-4th grade reading level and comes with three multiple-choice questions and one short-answer question that needs text evidence. Here’s a quick look at what’s included:

  • Diverse Stories: From entertainment to politics, sports to literature, these passages cover a wide range of achievements and challenges. The collection features Lin-Manuel Miranda, Selena Gomez, Lionel Messi, Sonia Sotomayor, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Junot Díaz, Camila Cabello, and Oscar De La Hoya.
  • Engaging Questions: Each passage includes standards-aligned multiple choice and short answer questions, making it super easy to integrate into your lessons or small groups. Plus, an answer key is included for all multiple choice questions!
  • Perfect for 3rd and 4th Graders: Each biography and question set is just right for the reading level and interests of 3rd and 4th grade students. The questions hit the Common Core Standards for reading informational text.
  • Versatile Use: These passages and questions are great for independent work, homework, small group reading, or even sub plans!
Hispanic Heritage Month reading comprehension passages

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Your Students!

Incorporating these passages in your instruction this Hispanic Heritage Month is a fantastic way to enrich your students’ understanding and inspire them with stories of real-life heroes. Show them the amazing things people are doing today!

Check out my free samples and think about getting the full collection to bring these inspiring stories into your classroom!

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