Adventure/Thriller Reading Passages

Adventure stories and thrillers focus on danger, risks, and unknown outcomes. Usually there are twists and turns in the plot, and lots of exciting action. It is fast-paced and often includes memorable characters.

Sort By:

Women's History

Women’s History Month is traditionally held in March, but the study of women’s history is valuable all twelve months of the yea...

Reading Set: 18 Passages

Black History Month

The United States and Canada observe Black History month in February; the United Kingdom observes it in October. While the co...

Reading Set: 13 Passages

Peter Pan

With a little fairy dust, we can all fly to Neverland by reading J. M. Barrie’s wonderful fantasy “Peter Pan.” This Reading S...

Reading Set: 17 Passages

The French Revolution

The French Revolution began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United States to Europe. A perio...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Edgar Allan Poe

Macabre, dark, foreboding; these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While this is true of ma...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Many have seen the movie, "The Wizard of Oz," based on L. Frank Baum's novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." While it is a great ...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's iconic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a journey with little Alice through a fantastical world full of va...

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Who is Solomon Vanlandingham?

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

A mysterious thief is pulling heists all over London...

1,990 Words, 6th-8th Grades, Character Traits, Story Elements, and Summary

I Come to My Journey’s End

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Kidnapped

Chapter II passage: Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Kidnap...

229 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues

The Man of the Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Treasure Island

Chapter XV passage: Scottish author Robert Louis Ste...

320 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Summary