De Soto participated in the conquest of Panama, Nicaragua and Peru. This is a brief biography of the conquistador and explorer in the format of a reading comprehension activity. It is followed by 4 multiple choice questions and 6 questions requiring short written responses.
A biography of the famous composer in the form of a reading comprehension activity is followed by 12 multiple choice questions, and a writing prompt about overcoming adversity, and 5 questions requiring short written responses.
Updated: One page biography of Olympic Gold Medal swimmer, Michael Phelps, with multiple choice and short answer questions. Common Core: Reading Informational Text: RI.5.2, RI 5.5, RI.5.6, RI.5.1, RI.5.4
A two page account of the heroic ride of Sybil Ludington during the Revolutionary War, with multiple choice questions, short answer questions, and an illustration for coloring. Also, see abcteach's Sybil Ludington vocabulary activity set.