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Theme Reading Passages

A theme is the central message or meaning of a literary work. It is usually not stated directly but needs to be inferred by the reader. It is a general conclusion or lesson about human nature or society. An example of a theme might be, “Money can’t buy happiness.” Below you will find reading comprehension passages that can be used for instruction on themes.

(180) Results for Theme Reading Passages

The Civil War

The American Civil War (1861-1865) tore the relatively young nation apart. The repercussions of this tragedy are still felt tod...

Reading Set: 8 Passages

Greek Myths

The ancient Greeks gave so much to literature -- fables, great playwrights, and of course, the Greek myths. Originally a way to...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Friends

Where would we be without friends? Whether they are human, mammal, fish, or fowl, friends add richness to our lives. This readi...

Reading Set: 13 Passages

American Monuments

The purpose of a monument is to remind, inform, and inspire the viewer. The United States is fortunate to have some of the most...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Horses

Horses are magnificent creatures. They served a major source of transportation for thousands of years, and even today, they spa...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Kindergarten Sight Word Stories

This set includes different kindergarten appropriate reading passages, and includes most of the Kindergarten sight words from t...

Reading Set: 16 Passages

Summer Vacation

Ah, the joys of summer vacation! This set celebrates that special time in every child's year. The passages here take a vacation...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Native American Heritage

November is designated Native American Heritage Month, but these passages should be of interest any time of the year. This set ...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Soccer!

Soccer, or European football, has become increasingly popular around the world. This set contains passages about  a variety of ...

Reading Set: 3 Passages

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