EL Civics for ESL Students

ESL Reading Worksheets

by www.elcivics.com

Each worksheet includes a short paragraph about an everyday problem a character faces, a true-false exercise, a writing prompt, and a black and white image. They are presented in pdf format and should download quickly. I suggest reading the stories to the class before assigning the writing exercises. Estimated lesson time: 20 minutes.

Short Stories

Arbor Day - Marla and Tio plant a tree in the yard.

Breakfast - Jack has high cholesterol and has to stop eating donuts.

Bus Driver - Adan wants to retire next year when he turns sixty-two.

Camping - Bears take over a campsite!

Car Accident - Oh, no! Bob had a car accident, but he's okay.

Checking Account - Rosa's fiance wants to open a joint checking account.

Colds - Pedro has a cold. He is coughing a lot.

Dentist - James has a toothache on the right side of his mouth.

ESL Teacher - Mrs. Sanchez is pregnant with her first child.

ESL Student - Benito is too shy to read in front of his ESL class.

Family Dinner - The Smith family starts eating healthy meals.

Father's Day Gift - Maria wants to buy her father a special Father's Day gift.

Fireman - Fire fighters respond to a fire on Elm Avenue in Bayside.

Flag of the United States - The American flag was adopted June 14, 1777.

Grand Canyon - The Soto family is at the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Household Chores - Tanya wants her sister to help her with the housework.

Mail Carrier - Van is going to apply for a management position at work.

Medical Appointment - Carlos is sick. He has a sore throat, a fever, and his body aches.

Memorial Day - Friends and relatives put flowers on the graves of soldiers.

Military Uniforms - Each branch of the military has its own uniforms.

Mother's Day - Su's children find an affordable way to celebrate Mother's Day.

Mother's Robot - Do families need robots? Could a robot be a mother?

Personal Information - Jerry Smith is 28 years old, and he is single. (beginning low)

Playground - Mrs. Mendoza takes her children to the park on Saturday mornings.

Real Estate Agent - Margaret found a great house for her clients.

Taxi Driver - Marty drives a cab in New York City. Lately, he's been feeling tired.

Vacation - The Chow family is on vacation in Hawaii.

Visiting a Zoo - Ming Chow is visiting the zoo for his birthday.

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