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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

The Climb

by Elizabeth Trach

Marco has wanted to climb the tall tree in his front...

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

Consequences

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXX passage: Words have consequences, as Jo ...

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

Robby Robin

by Elizabeth Trach

Robby Robin is a very friendly bird. He loves to sin...

401 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Anne's History

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

Chapter V passage: Charming and imaginative, Anne S...

1,001 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Calls

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXIX passage: Little sisters sometimes can b...

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

Literary Lessons

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXVII passage: As the sisters in "Little Wom...

660 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Theme

I Went Up One Pair of Stairs

by Katharine Pyle from Mother’s Nursery Tales

Young children love silly jokes and always have, as ...

177 Words, K-2nd Grades, Summary, Theme

Gossip

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXIV passage: There's a wedding on the horiz...

767 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary, Theme

Sea Hag

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Intro: This chilling poem should thrill students wh...

263 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Theme

The Nail

by Katharine Pyle from Mother’s Nursery Tales

The old adage "the hurrier I go, the behinder I get"...

454 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme