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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

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, 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, Summary

At the Sign of the “Spy-Glass”

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Treasure Island

Chapter VIII passage: In 1883, Scottish author Rober...

358 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Story Elements

The Pit and the Pendulum

by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was a master of creating tension in ...

407 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Point of View

Calamity Jane and the Black Hills Expedition

The Black Hills in Dakota played a big part of the gold rush history. In 1875, the Newton-Jenny Expedition headed out to map th...

487 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary

Paris: September 1792

by Baroness Orczy from The Scarlet Pimpernel

Chapter I passage: The adventure novel “The Scarlet ...

689 Words, 9th-11th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Story Elements

The End of It

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave 5 passage: This passage from Charles Dickens’ ...

451 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Story Elements

The Second of the Three Spirits

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave Three passage: This passage from Charles Dicke...

616 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 420L - 730L, Theme

The First of the Three Spirits

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave 2 passage: Charles Dickens’ classic story “A C...

781 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, Summary