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8th Grade Reading Passages

Below you'll find 8th grade reading comprehension passages along with questions and answers and related vocabulary activities. Great for reading skills development  for middle and rising high school students. 

(126) Results for 8th Grade Reading Passages

Good Night, Archie

by RV staff author

Archie is a problem! Students will read a story abou...

502 Words, 8th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Point of View, Theme

Trash or Treasure?

Students will read a passage about the hidden treasures that archaeologists find in trash. Students will answer questions about...

709 Words, 8th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Olympics

The Olympics Games capture the whole world's attention every four years. Students will read a passage about the history of the ...

692 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, Symbolism

Jane Addams (1860-1935)

Students will read a biography of Jane Addams and learn why she was an important historical figure. Students will answer questi...

494 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Dining in Space

Besides the obvious aeronautical engineering problems to work out, scientists who worked with manned space exploration also had...

496 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Summary

A Winning Smile

It's hard starting a new school. It's even harder when you are sporting a mouth full of shiny braces. In this passage, Gina is ...

254 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, Summary