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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

Football Days: A Yale Nightmare

by William H. Edwards from Football Days: Memories of The Game and of the Men Behind the Ball

Chapter XVIII passage: College football in the Unite...

748 Words, 6th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Helen's Views on Friends

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XXIII passage: In her dark and silent world...

Primary Source: The 1896 East St. Louis Tornado

from The Illinois State Journal - Friday, May 29 1896

On Wednesday, May 27, 1896, a massive tornado struck...

865 Words, 6th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Helen and the World's Fair

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XV passage: Born in the 19th century as a he...

804 Words, 5th-8th 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

A Puppy for Poppy

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

When her boy has to go away to college, Poppy is so ...

610 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary

The Wright Brothers’ Aeroplane

by Orville and Wilbur Wright from The Early History of the Airplane

Chapter I passage: Major moments in history do not a...

357 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Helen and Boating

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

CHAPTER XXII passage: Born in 1880, Helen Keller was...

Primary Source: The Wright Brothers Fly

from The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 7, 1904

The world changed forever when the Wright brothers -...

764 Words, 7th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Primary Source: Gold in California!

from "Trenton State Gazette" (New Jersey) September 16, 1848

The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in Californ...

514 Words, 4th-8th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary