Hillary Rodham Clinton

A reading comprehension lesson on Hillary Rodham Clinton. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.



• Students will be able to describe the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton.


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:

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first former First Lady to be elected to public office. She was elected to the New York State Senate in 2000, and she is currently a candidate in the 2008 presidential election.

As a child in Illinois, Hillary Rodham was involved in many activities. She was a girl scout and a member of the student council and National Honor Society at her high school. She played sports as well. Hillary attended Wellesley College from 1965-1969 and was the first student in the college's history to give the graduation speech. After graduating from Wellesley, Hillary went to Yale Law School, where she met and began dating Bill Clinton. Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton were married in 1975, but Hillary did not change her last name right away. The couple moved to Little Rock, Arkansas, where Bill ran for congress. President Jimmy Carter appointed Hillary to the Legal Services Corporation in 1978, and in 1979, Bill Clinton became governor of Arkansas.



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