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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

Marley’s Ghost

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave 1 passage: Taken from the first section of Dic...

671 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Theme

When Wendy Grew Up

by J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan

Chapter 17 passage: This text from J.M. Barrie’s “Pe...

342 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

The Return Home

by J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan

Chapter 16 passage: J.M. Barrie’s tale “Peter Pan" r...

499 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea, Summary

“Hook or Me This Time”

by J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan

Chapter 15 passage: “Peter Pan” is the classic tale ...

549 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

The Pirate Ship

by J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan

Chapter 14 passage: This scene from J.M. Barrie’s “P...

953 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary

The Children Are Carried Off

by J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan

Chapter 12 passage: Captain Hook is the villain in J...

224 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues

The Happy Home

by J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan

Chapter 10 passage: The well-loved children’s story ...

356 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary

Calm in Storm

by Charles Dickens

Book the Third—the Track of a Storm, Part IV passage...

515 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, Summary, Theme

Do You Believe in Fairies?

by J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan

Chapter 13 passage: One of the most famous scenes fr...

480 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements, Summary

Wendy’s Story

by J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan

Chapter 11 passage: J.M. Barrie’s fantasy novel “Pet...

423 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Summary, Theme