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Opinion Reading Passages

An opinion piece is a composition on a specific topic that includes the writer’s viewpoint. It offers reasons for the author's opinion and attempts to persuade the reader to agree. 

(8) Results for Opinion Reading Passages

California!

California, the Golden State. It was the discovery of gold there in the late 1840s that started a mass migration across the Nor...

Reading Set: 9 Passages

Species in Danger

In 2012, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed over 9,000 plant and animal species as either critica...

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Conservation

We’ve only one planet to live on, so the preservation of natural resources for our children and grandchildren is up to us. This...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Primary Source: Is There a Santa Claus?

by Frances Pharcellus Church from The Sun (New York City, New York) September 21, 1897

Published in 1897, this newspaper editorial has beco...

538 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

The Extermination of the American Bison

by William Temple Hornaday

William Temple Hornaday was a zoologist and conserva...

659 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Fact and Opinion, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Wild Parks and Forest Reservations of the West

by John Muir from Our National Parks

Chapter I passage: John Muir was a noted naturalist ...

334 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

by Henry David Thoreau from Walden

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a noted American...

642 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, Theme

Mark Twain: How to Tell a Story

by Mark Twain

While Mark Twain wrote many fictional works, he also...

335 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary