Character Traits Reading Passages

Character traits are a description of a character’s personality. These are revealed to a reader either by the narrator, by other characters, or through deeds. An evaluation of character traits helps a reader predict and understand the motives and actions of the character. 

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Peter Pan

With a little fairy dust, we can all fly to Neverland by reading J. M. Barrie’s wonderful fantasy “Peter Pan.” This Reading Set includes passages from each chapter of the novel along with related comprehension questions. Your student can follow Wendy, Michael, and John Darling as they join Peter, Tinker Bell, and the Lost Boys in their adventures with that famous pirate villain, Captain Hook. 

Reading Set: 17 Passages

The French Revolution

The French Revolution began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United States to Europe. A period of social, political, and economic upheaval, it has been the setting for many seminal works by major authors, including Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo. This Reading Set includes both fiction and nonfiction passages along with related reading comprehension questions.

Reading Set: 4 Passages

Romeo and Juliet

"For never was there a tale of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." The last lines of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" perfectly sum up the story of the star-crossed young lovers. Perhaps the most approachable of the Bard's plays, "Romeo and Juliet" is a masterpiece of hope, love, and sorrow. Included in this Reading Set are some of the most notable scenes of the play.

Reading Set: 4 Passages

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Many have seen the movie, "The Wizard of Oz," based on L. Frank Baum's novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." While it is a great family movie, like most movies based on a book, the book is better! This reading set introduces the reader to the real Wizard of Oz story, including the backstory on some of the characters and some riveting scenes.

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's iconic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a journey with little Alice through a fantastical world full of vanishing cats and mad tea parties. This learning set of passages is from each chapter in the book, beginning with Alice following the white rabbit down the hole into Wonderland to the final chapter with Alice on the witness stand.

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Cranky Frankie

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Marco is getting fed up with Frankie, his baby broth...

480 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Summary

Paul Bunyan, the Biggest Baby in the Northeast

Paul Bunyan is a tall tale that originated through oral stories of North American loggers. His enormous size and strength allow...

489 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Character Traits and Summary

Calamity Jane and the Black Hills Expedition

The Black Hills in Dakota played a big part of the gold rush history. In 1875, the Newton-Jenny Expedition headed out to map th...

487 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Story Elements, and Summary

The Christmas Village

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Every year, the miniature village is set out the sam...

783 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Character Traits and Summary

Cali Learns to Skate

by RV Staff Writer J. C.

Young Cali isn’t sure she is up for the challenge wh...

836 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Summary, and Theme