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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

Primary Source: First Modern Olympic Games

from Boston Daily Advertiser, March 24, 1896

The first modern Olympic Games was a much smaller af...

381 Words, 5th-12th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Summary

The Creature Finds Fire

by Mary Shelley from Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

Chapter 11 passage: Published in 1818, Mary Shelley'...

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

Primary Source: Spanish Flu Pandemic

from The Oregonian, October 12, 1918

The 1918 influenza pandemic, often called the Spanis...

789 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

The Creature's Beginning

by Mary Shelley from Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

Chapter V passage: Mary Shelley's 1818 novel "Franke...

659 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues

The Voyage of the Anchises

by Willa Cather from One of Ours

Book Four, Chapter VI passage: Willa Cather's Pulitz...

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

Portia's Speech

by William Shakespeare from The Merchant of Venice

Act IV, Scene 1 passage: William Shakespeare's chara...

243 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

Pip Meets a Criminal

by Charles Dickens from Great Expectations

Chapter I passage: Charles Dickens published "Great ...

820 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Point of View, Story Elements, Summary


by Mark Twain from The Innocents Abroad

Chapter VII passage: Mark Twain is known for his fic...

496 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary


by William Shakespeare from Macbeth

Act V passage: Macbeth's lament for his wife is full...

196 Words, 11th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

Washington. The Legislature. And The President’s House

by Charles Dickens from American Notes for General Circulation

Chapter VIII passage: The White House today receives...