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Summary Reading Passages

A summary of a story recounts it in a succinct way and includes only the most important information, ideas, or details. It may include supporting details to the main idea as well as the sequence of the story (e.g. beginning, middle, end or chronological order).  

(450) Results for Summary Reading Passages

Paul Finds A Lot Of Money

Paul helps his elderly neighbors. Well, it’s more that his mom volunteers him to help them. One day, while cleaning the neighbo...

611 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 420L - 730L, Summary, Theme

Samantha at Bat

Samantha found a magical stone that grants wishes. She has helped two people so far and now wants to help herself. She’s never ...

472 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Summary, Theme

The Snowman and the Dog

Snowman awakens to a winter wonderland. When he sees the flickering light of a nearby fire, he wants more than anything to go t...

604 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary

The Cup At The Top Of The Hill

Amanda and Robert always go hunting for treasure in the woods. One day, they found a gold cup sitting on top of a steep hill. T...

612 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, Summary

Carving Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is an iconic US landmark in South Dakota. It features the sculptures of four US Presidents: George Washington, T...

486 Words, 5th-7th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Summary

Machines Like Us

by Staff Writer

Students will read a passage about robotics and the ...

635 Words, 8th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Homesick Connecticut Yankee

by Mark Twain from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court "

Chapter VII passage: Mark Twain published "A Connect...

433 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

Mark Twain: How to Tell a Story

by Mark Twain

While Mark Twain wrote many fictional works, he also...

335 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

In the Old Graveyard

by Mark Twain from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Chapter IX passage: Mark Twain’s 1876 masterpiece "T...

306 Words, 5th-7th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

The Story of the Oval Portrait

by Edgar Allan Poe from The Oval Portrait

Edgar Allan Poe’s 1842 short story “The Oval Portrai...

491 Words, 7th-10th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary