Are you looking for a way to engage your students with reading comprehension activities? An easy way to do this is to incorporate seasonal events and holidays into reading instruction or texts students are reading. This post will share with you a free set of Labor Day reading activities that you can use with your students as the holiday approaches.
About the Free Labor Day Reading Activities
The free Labor Day reading activities include two Labor Day themed texts (one nonfiction and one fiction). Each text comes with a variety of activities that include comprehension questions and skill-based practice.
There are a variety of ways these Labor Day reading passages and activities could be used in your classroom. They can be used for whole group skill review or instruction, to practice skills or comprehension in reading centers, used in small group instruction, or even as reading homework.
The nonfiction text covers what Labor Day is and a little bit of history about the holiday.
After reading the text, students can respond to what they read by completing any or all of the included activities.
- Comprehension Questions – Students will answer four short answer comprehension questions about the text.
- Context Clues – Students will use clues from the text to define vocabulary from the passage.
- Sequencing Events – Students will arrange events in chronological order based on when they took place.
- Making Connections – Students will use textual evidence to complete a graphic organizer to connect other events and ideas covered in the passage.
The fiction story is called Santiago’s Labor Day and is about a young boy enjoying his final day of summer vacation on Labor Day.
Here are the activities included with this passage:
- Comprehension Questions – Students will answer four short answer comprehension questions about the story.
- What’s That Phrase? – Students will use the text to determine the meaning of figurative language phrases used throughout the passage.
- Evaluation Summaries – Students will read two incorrect summaries of the story and explain the errors.
- Point of View – Students will answer questions about the point of view used to tell the story.
This set of Labor Day reading activities is also available digitally via Google Slides.
The passages and activities can be projected on the board to complete as a class, or they can be assigned in Google Classroom for students to complete individually or in pairs.
Get the FREE Labor Day Passages and Activities Here!
To get these free Labor Day reading activities, click here or on the image below. Digital access can be found on page 5 of the PDF.
Want More Holiday & Seasonal Reading Comprehension Activities?
If you like the texts and activities included in the free set, check out my bundle of activities for 11 seasons and holidays. Each set includes nonfiction texts, fiction stories, poems, and plays all themed around the season or holiday. Each text also includes activities to practice general comprehension and a variety of reading skills.
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