December Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions


These fun and engaging quick reading passages are great to use as a bell ringer. Each passage is around 150 words and includes two multiple-choice questions. One question will focus on an informational text standard for the passage and the other will require students to use context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word.


  • National Cookie Day
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Snow Globes
  • The Menorah
  • Sleighs
  • Christmas Lights
  • Eggnog
  • Winter Solstice
  • Ugly Sweaters
  • Boxing Day

Distance Learning: This product comes with a Google Forms option in addition to the printable version. Each passage has been converted into a separate Google Form.

These 10 short informational text passages are designed for quick practice. Both multiple choice questions ask students to determine the meaning of words and phrases.

This is great for:

  • Bell ringers
  • Homework
  • Test Prep

The preview allows you to see what topics are covered as well as the types of questions that are asked.

This product also includes an editable PowerPoint file so you can customize this to suit your needs!

You can find more reading passages here:

Differentiated Reading Comprehension Passages Bundle

Standards Based Reading Comprehension Passages & Questions

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