(571) Reading Comprehension Passages view all

The Little Pumpkin

by Emma Florence Bush from The Topaz Story Book

This little pumpkin has some pretty big expectations...

909 Words, K-2nd Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Icarus

by James Baldwin from Old Greek Stories

Chapter 14, part III passage: One of the most famous...

826 Words, 3rd-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Primary Source: Halloween in 1910

from The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) November 1, 1910

Celebrating Halloween is a tradition that goes back ...

419 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues

Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

CHAPTER XVI passage: Anne asks Diana to tea and ente...

800 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Primary Source: Is There a Santa Claus?

by Frances Pharcellus Church from The Sun (New York City, New York) September 21, 1897

Published in 1897, this newspaper editorial has beco...

538 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

On the Shelf

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXXVIII passage: There are many differences ...

679 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Summary, Theme

Adventure II: The Red-headed League

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

Adventure II passage: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson...

579 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

A Tempest in the School Teapot

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

In this passage from "Anne of Green Gables," Anne ha...

The First National Monument: Devils Tower

by President Theodore Roosevelt

The first declared national monument in the United S...

499 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

New Impressions

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXXVII passage: Laurie has been rejected by ...

724 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme