Economics Reading Passages and Questions | Print and Digital


Help students dig deeper into nonfiction reading with these economics close reading passages and questions.

In this product, there are five nonfiction reading passages based on a variety of topics related to economics. Since we all have students reading on many different reading levels, I’ve written each passage on three different reading levels to make differentiation a little easier for you. I’ve leveled each passage with its Lexile reading level and have included a reading level correlation chart that compares Fountas and Pinnell, DRA, and lexile levels.

There are also three sets of questions for each set of passages. The first set of questions requires students to cite evidence in the text, and the second set of questions require students to analyze the text structure and word choice of the passage. The third set of questions have students respond to a question that promotes high order thinking.

Concepts Included:

  • Productive Resources: natural resources, human resources, capital resources, and entrepreneurship
  • Supply and Demand
  • Goods and Services: consumer, producer, import, and export
  • Economic Decisions: opportunity cost, needs, wants, and scarcity
  • Personal Finance: budget, debt, savings, checking

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Total Pages: 47
File Size: 8 MB



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