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Historical Fiction Reading Passages

Historical fiction is a narrative that is set in the past but is not a true story. Often the author will use real historic events, characters, and locations to add realism to the work. Authors may also exaggerate or amend actual events to fit the plot.

(37) Results for Historical Fiction Reading Passages

Osceola and the Indian Removal Act

Although not born a Seminole, Osceola became a well-known tribal leader and warrior. He and other warriors refused to sign the ...

389 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

Sculptor Anne Seymour Damer Meets Napoleon

Anne Seymour Damer was a well-known English sculptor. In May of 1815, she was commanded by Napoleon to visit him in Paris. This...

398 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Context Clues, 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

Adam Oleary Meets Aleksey, the Russian Tsar

Adam Oleary was a well-known German scholar in the mid-17th century. He and his assistant waited anxiously to meet the Tsar of ...

480 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Summary

The Kenny Method

Elizabeth Kenny (1880-1952) was an Australian nurse. She developed an unconventional method for treating victims of polio, also...

459 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Giovanni, Jacobello, and the Plague

The Black Death, or Black Plague, reached the shores of Sicily in October of 1347. By the spring of 1348 it reached the mainlan...

501 Words, 5th-6th Grades, 420L - 730L, Summary, Theme

Louisa May Alcott’s First Book

Louisa May Alcott is most famous for her book “Little Women.” This passage tells of her family’s poverty and the writing of her...

379 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary

Abigail Smith Gets to Know John Adams

Abigail Smith liked John Adams. The feeling was mutual. But Abigail’s mother didn’t think the young country lawyer was good eno...

463 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Summary

Michael, Tsar of Russia

Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov was the founder of the Romanov dynasty in Russia. The dynasty was in power from 1613 to 1917. This ...

380 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Context Clues, Summary

Henry Knox: First Secretary of War

Henry Knox had no formal training or experience in war, but he had fighting in his blood and loved learning about artillery. Th...

528 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary