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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.

(94) Results for Adventure/Thriller Reading Passages

The Clash of Blades

by Johnston McCulley from The Curse of Capistrano

Chapter 9 passage: This passage from the original Zo...

A Pirate’s Life for Me

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

A man describes growing up with his pirate parents a...

680 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Point of View

The Creature Finds Fire

by Mary Shelley from Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

Chapter 11 passage: Published in 1818, Mary Shelley'...

507 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Theme

The Creature's Beginning

by Mary Shelley from Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

Chapter V passage: Mary Shelley's 1818 novel "Franke...

659 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues

Before the Battle

by Stephen Crane from The Red Badge of Courage

Chapter I passage: Stephen Crane's classic tale "The...

381 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Pip Meets a Criminal

by Charles Dickens from Great Expectations

Chapter I passage: Charles Dickens published "Great ...

820 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Point of View, Story Elements, Summary

The Rush

by May Kellogg Sullivan from A Woman Who Went to Alaska

Chapter IV passage: During the Klondike Gold Rush in...

429 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea

Stickeen

by John Muir from Stickeen

In 1879, noted naturalist John Muir went to Alaska t...

1,343 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

The Open Road

by Kenneth Grahame from The Wind in the Willows

Chapter II passage: “The Wind in the Willows" was wr...

592 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

The Yosemite

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter V passage: After arriving in California in 1...

925 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary