Christopher Columbus Biography



Learn about the life of Christopher Columbus with this engaging biography skill packet that is print and go ready. Informational texts and timeline practice important ELA standards. Graphic organizers and practice pages provide plenty of text-based questioning practice. Included pages could be used whole group, small group, partner work, or individually for a week or more duration. Perfect for Columbus Day, Indigenous People’s Day, or an explorer or biography study. BOTH PRINT AND DIGITAL VERSIONS ARE INCLUDED.


  • Google slides link to the made for Google slides version
  • Google slides directions
  • Columbus KWL chart
  • Christopher Columbus biography passage
  • text-based questions page to accompany biography passage
  • “What’s that word?” -context clues graphic organizer
  • Columbus sequencing cut-and-paste activity page
  • Columbus historical timeline
  • timeline comprehension questions page
  • Columbus: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly informational passage
  • Columbus text-based questions
  • Columbus Day informational passage
  • “What’s that Word? context clues graphic organizer
  • Columbus Day comprehension questions
  • Columbus coloring notes page
  • “Lights, Camera, Action!” create a biography movie activity pages
  • Columbus acrostic poem

** Columbus Day passage and accompanying pages can also be found in my October-themed unit found HERE.

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