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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.

(181) Results for Theme Reading Passages

New Impressions

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXXVII passage: Laurie has been rejected by ...

724 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Delphi

by James Baldwin from Old Greek Stories

Chapter 7, part II passage: This Greek myth from a b...

815 Words, 3rd-6th Grades, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Theme

Anne’s Confession

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

Chapter XIV passage: It's a sad time at Green Gables...

991 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Theme

Sonnet XLIII

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning from Sonnets from the Portuguese

One of the greatest love poems of all times, Elizabe...

132 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Rhythm & Rhyme, Theme

Beth's Secret

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXXVI passage: By this chapter, the reader h...

509 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary, Theme

The Fox and the Horse

by The Brothers Grimm from Fairy Tales

The Brothers Grimm, or Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, knew...

497 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Story Elements, Theme

The Story of Prometheus: How Fire Was Given to Men

by James Baldwin from Old Greek Stories

Chapter 3 passage: In Greek mythology, Prometheus is...

946 Words, 3rd-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

A Friend

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXXIV passage: While she is working as a gov...

509 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Theme

Anne's Impressions of Sunday School

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

Chapter XI passage: Anne Shirley, the young orphan ...

608 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Swara the Snow White Swan

by Elizabeth Trach

Swara is a beautiful white swan. She would rather si...

392 Words, K-1st Grades, Character Traits, Fact and Opinion, Theme