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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

Primary Source: Comanche, the Army Horse and Hero

from "The Tribune" (San Luis Obispo, California) June 1, 1878

Comanche, a U.S. Army horse, was known as the only U...

658 Words, 4th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost

This poem by Robert Frost about life's choices is pe...

151 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

Astounding News

by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe's most famous works are full of dark...

478 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

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


by H. G. Wells from The Time Machine

Chapter VIII passage: H.G. Wells' classic novel "The...

509 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Story Elements

Jane and Cousin John

by Charlotte Brontë from Jane Eyre

Chapter I passage: Charlotte Brontë published her no...

456 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Point of View

The Line-Gang

by Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1874-1963) is one of the most celebrat...

112 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

Before the Battle

by Stephen Crane from The Red Badge of Courage

Chapter I passage: Stephen Crane's classic tale "The...

381 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Sword Fight

by William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet

Act III passage: Everything seemed to be going so we...

507 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Figurative Language, Story Elements, Summary

The Gold Rush: Rise of the Golden State

by RV Staff Writer J.C.H.

Gold! That was the cry in 1849 as the world began to...

453 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Summary