Johnny Appleseed – History Informational Text & Reading Comprehension


This Johnny Appleseed resource is perfect for a quick U.S. History lesson, Science conservation lesson or a Language Arts lesson!

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples.

This 3 page resource includes 1 page of information text and 1 page of multiple choice questions to assess student understanding of the text and 1 page of short answer questions that will require students to go ‘beyond the text reading.’ The short answer questions will require students to be creative in their thinking! Answer Key provided.

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