Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Students read short biographies of pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, each a pioneer in her field. They then practice using a Venn diagram to compare the lives and accomplishments of each woman.
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Use this resource to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts. Your students will complete a graphic organizer to record the important information from two historical texts on the same topic.
Children learn about the environmental activist and women's rights advocate Wangari Maathai. Students will read a biography about the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
These fourth grade reading comprehension resources help kids in the upper elementary grades gain fluency with reading and boost their confidence with different types of text. Worksheets, lesson plans and activities provide fourth grade reading comprehension help, covering principles such as fiction vs nonfiction, paraphrasing and identifying the main idea. When you are ready to move on, check out our fifth grade reading comprehension resources.