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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.
Helen Keller (1880-1968)
was an inspiration to many. Although she was born with normal sight and
hearing, she lost both at a ...
Forty-four men have
served as President of the United States. They have lead the country through
wars, economic depressions, ...
The United States and Canada observe Black
History month in February; the United Kingdom observes it in October. While the
For centuries, humans have
attempted to codify the rights, privileges, responsibilities, and freedoms each
person has in a so...
Macabre, dark, foreboding;
these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While
this is true of ma...
"For never was there a tale of more
woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." The last lines of William
Shakespeare's "Romeo an...
from The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) November 1, 1910
Celebrating Halloween is a tradition that goes back ...
by Frances Pharcellus Church from The Sun (New York City, New York) September 21, 1897
Published in 1897, this newspaper editorial has beco...
by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Oct. 15, 1903
It's hard to imagine an October without a World Seri...
by Tucson Daily Citizen Feb. 27, 1922
One of the most popular monuments in the US, the Lin...