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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

The New Boy

Madison Parker finds herself immediately attracted to the new boy at Ryker Middle School. She figures out what is causing the a...

684 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

Fellow-Passengers

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

While more famous for his adventure novels such as “...

510 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Leaves from the Notebook of an Emigrant Between New York and San Francisco

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

“Across the Plains” was Robert Louis Stevenson’s tra...

322 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

To the Golden Gates

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

Robert Louis Stevenson traveled across the United St...

572 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

Double Detention!

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Good-natured and exuberant Ralphie finds himself wit...

585 Words, 6th-8th Grades, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

Who is Solomon Vanlandingham?

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

A mysterious thief is pulling heists all over London...

1,990 Words, 6th-8th Grades, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

The Plains of Nebraska

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

More noted for his works of fiction and poetry, Robe...

A Field in Winter

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

This descriptive passage paints a scene of a quiet, ...

341 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

Susan B. Anthony and the Right to Vote

by Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was a devout women’s rights activis...

422 Words, 6th-8th Grades, Main / Central Idea

Up From Slavery: Boyhood Days

by Booker T. Washington from Up From Slavery

Chapter 2 passage: Educator, author, leader, preside...

470 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1300L +, Main / Central Idea