Oprah Winfrey

A reading comprehension lesson on Oprah Winfrey. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.



• Students will understand who Oprah Winfrey is.

• Students will realize what Oprah Winfrey has contributed to society.

• Students will learn how Oprah Winfrey grew up.


Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

Lesson Procedure:

Print the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.


Lesson Excerpt:

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most famous people in America. It can be said that no other black person or woman in history has had as much influence and success as Oprah. Born in 1954 in Mississippi, Oprah lived in poverty for the first six years of her life. Her parents were teenagers and were not married, so Oprah was raised mostly by her grandmother, Hattie Mae. Hattie Mae taught Oprah to read before she was three years old. She learned to recite bible verses and was nicknamed, "The Preacher" by members of her grandmother's church. Oprah also liked to pretend to interview her dolls and the birds that would perch on her grandmother's fence.



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Oprah Winfrey







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