Eleanor Roosevelt

A reading comprehension lesson on Eleanor Roosevelt. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.



• Students will be able to describe the life of Eleanor Roosevelt.


Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

Lesson Procedure:

Print the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.


Lesson Excerpt:

Eleanor Roosevelt is among the most famous First Ladies in American history. She was born Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in New York City in 1884, but she preferred to use her middle name. Her family was quite wealthy, and when Eleanor was ten, she was sent to a finishing school in England. By that time, both of her parents had died and she had been sent to live with her grandmother. When she returned from England at age 17, she refused the activities of the upper class and began to work for the underprivileged. She taught in community centers and visited the poor.

Eleanor's uncle was President Theodore Roosevelt. At a White House reception in 1902, Eleanor was reintroduced to her father's fifth cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.



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