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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

The Courtship of Miles Standish

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In 1858, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the poem “...

312 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Context Clues, Figurative Language

How We Kept Thanksgiving at Oldtown

by Harriet Beecher Stowe from Oldtown Folks

Chapter XXVII Passage: Harriet Beecher Stowe, best k...

272 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Figurative Language

The Battle Between King Arthur and King Colgrin

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table need to prepare for battle. Unfortunately, Sir Tristan thinks he knows better th...

536 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary

Ben Franklin and the Lightning Rod

Benjamin Franklin was a lot of things during his life. Some of the things he’s most remembered for was being an inventor and sc...

468 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary

The Homesick Connecticut Yankee

by Mark Twain from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court "

Chapter VII passage: Mark Twain published "A Connect...

433 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

The Winning of Knighthood

by Howard Pyle from The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

Chapter III passage: Howard Pyle wrote The Story of ...

626 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues

Paul Revere’s Ride

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote his poem “Paul Reve...

575 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 1300L +, Story Elements