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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

Young Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

Chapter VIII passage: Frederick Douglass, born about...

588 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary, Theme

Her Story: Sojourner Truth

by Sojourner Truth and Olive Gilbert from Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Northern Slave

Sojourner Truth was a abolitionist, feminist, and po...

447 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

The Box of Colors

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

In a crowded box of crayons, the colors present argu...

853 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Theme

O Captain! My Captain!

by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman worked as a nurse in Union army hospita...

262 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Figurative Language

President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Date of Infamy

by Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s address to Congres...

518 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

John F. Kennedy: Why the Moon?

President John F. Kennedy set an ambitious goal in 1961 that America would land on the moon before the end of the decade. In th...

683 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1300L +, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

by Abraham Lincoln

Noted for its beautiful and compelling language, Abr...

325 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Summary

Helen Prepares for College

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XVIII passage: After overcoming an early chi...

676 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Helen Speaks

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XIII passage: Helen Keller, born 1880, was a...

995 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Main / Central Idea

Helen Goes to School

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter IX passage: After losing her sight and heari...

726 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea