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12th Grade Reading Passages

Below you'll find 12th grade reading comprehension passages along with questions and answers. These printable worksheet activities include original excerpts from short stories and books as well as high-interest informational topics. 

(76) Results for 12th Grade Reading Passages

Mary Chesnut: News of Lincoln's Assassination

by Mary Boykin Chesnut from A Diary from Dixie

This diary entry from a Confederate general's wife r...

381 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Point of View

Mary Chesnut: The Firing on Ft. Sumter

by Mary Boykin Chesnut from A Diary from Dixie

Mary Chesnut (1823-1886) was an upper class South Ca...

776 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

Primary Source: President Lincoln's Funeral Train

by The Philadelphia Inquirer April 25,1865

President Abraham Lincoln was the first U.S. Preside...

963 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Primary Source: Votes for Women Ratified

from Kansas City Star September 1, 1920

In 1920, the 19th Amendment which granted voting rig...

715 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Primary Source: The Titanic Is Sinking

from Daily Illinois State Journal April 15, 1912

In 1912, the supposedly unsinkable "Titanic" sank in...

851 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Primary Source: The 1900 Galveston Hurricane

from "The Evening Star" (Washington, D.C.) September 10, 1900

The deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history was t...

1,051 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

An Enigma

by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) loved a good riddle poem...

170 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost

This poem by Robert Frost about life's choices is pe...

151 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

Sonnet 130

by William Shakespeare

Primarily known for his plays, Shakespeare also wrot...

126 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Theme

A Valentine

by Edgar Allan Poe

Always full of mystery, Edgar Allan Poe wrote this p...

193 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Theme