Context Clues Reading Passages

These are hints or definitions that a writer uses in the text to help the reader understand the meaning of new or unfamiliar words. These clues can appear within a sentence, a paragraph, or in other areas of a passage.

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American Independence

Thirteen colonies in a land far, far away united and announced their independence from a distant, powerful monarch. No, it's no...

Reading Set: 7 Passages

California!

California, the Golden State. It was the discovery of gold there in the late 1840s that started a mass migration across the Nor...

Reading Set: 9 Passages

Aviation

It's hard to believe in this age of space stations and mars probes that man has only been flying in heavier that air machines f...

Reading Set: 4 Passages

Anne of Green Gables

The charming story of the orphan Anne Shirley has delighted readers for generations. The precocious Anne melts the hearts of al...

Reading Set: 3 Passages

Gardening

Is there anything more fascinating that putting a tiny seed into a dirt hole and watching it turn into a flower or tree or plan...

Reading Set: 7 Passages

Baseball

Baseball is the national pastime in the U.S. This well-loved game teaches participants and spectators so many lessons, includin...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Fun Poems

Teaching poetry can be made easy with a little wit, a splash of humor, and a dash of fun. This reading set has all that and mor...

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Primary Sources

Primary sources take the reader to major historic moments as they are happening. This reading set has newspaper articles contem...

Reading Set: 8 Passages

Cats!

A cat is a many-faceted creature. Some are mysterious, some are comical, some are condescending, and some are just plain skitt...

Reading Set: 9 Passages

Dog Stories for Older Students

Dogs are said to be "man's best friend." Considering the amount of literature and writing devoted to these faithful friends, th...

Reading Set: 8 Passages