(15) Reading Comprehension Passages view all

Mary Chesnut: News of Lincoln's Assassination

by Mary Boykin Chesnut from A Diary from Dixie

This diary entry from a Confederate general's wife r...

381 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Point of View

Mary Chesnut: The Firing on Ft. Sumter

by Mary Boykin Chesnut from A Diary from Dixie

Mary Chesnut (1823-1886) was an upper class South Ca...

776 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

Washington. The Legislature. And The President’s House

by Charles Dickens from American Notes for General Circulation

Chapter VIII passage: The White House today receives...

The Rush

by May Kellogg Sullivan from A Woman Who Went to Alaska

Chapter IV passage: During the Klondike Gold Rush in...

429 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea

The Yosemite

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter V passage: After arriving in California in 1...

925 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

To the High Mountains

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter IV passage: John Muir, famed naturalist and ...

853 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary

A Bread Famine

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter III passage: Founder of the Sierra Club, not...

393 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

In Camp on the North Fork of the Merced

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter II passage: John Muir, founder of the Sierra...

866 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

Through the Foothills with a Flock of Sheep

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter I passage: John Muir was founder of the Sier...

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