Reading Comprehension - Informational Passages " Leonardo da Vinci'

5th - 7th

Practice reading comprehension and teach your English acquisition class about Leonardo da Vinci. This worksheet provides a short informational text entitled, "Leonardo da Vinci." Learners answer five multiple choice comprehension questions and five multiple choice vocabulary questions. The questions are basic and straightforward.

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