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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

President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Speech

by John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was inaugurated on January 2...

318 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Figurative Language

President Theodore Roosevelt’s 7th Annual Message to Congress

by Theodore Roosevelt

An avid conservationist, President Theodore Roosevel...

689 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Tricoteuses: Knitting During the Reign of Terror

Students will read a passage about the tricoteuses, the knitting women who sat near the guillotine during the French Revolution...

676 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Fact and Opinion, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Bishop Works

by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

CHAPTER XII passage: Often called one of the greates...

1,095 Words, 11th-12th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary, Theme

The Emancipation Proclamation

by Abraham Lincoln

In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lin...

735 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Calm in Storm

by Charles Dickens

Book the Third—the Track of a Storm, Part IV passage...

515 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, Summary, Theme

The U.S. Bill of Rights

The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are called the Bill of Rights. These amendments were finally ratified in 1791...

489 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Fact and Opinion, Summary

The Declaration of Independence

by Second Continental Congress

The Declaration of Independence was the document ado...

379 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues, Summary

The Period

by Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities

Book the First, Chapter I Passage: Charles Dickens w...

251 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Theme

The Gift of the Magi

by O. Henry

"The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry is a favorite Chr...

140 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Summary