Humor Reading Passages

Works of humor are primarily intended to amuse the audience. Humorous writings can be of any length or any genre. An author may use a variety of techniques to entertain the audience, including satire, irony, surprise, and puns. 

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Saint Valentine's Day

While a young man's fancy may turn to love in the spring, it's on everyone's mind as February 14th, a.k.a. St. Valentine's Day,...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Christmas for Younger Students

Christmas and children go together like, well, Santa's sleigh and flying reindeer. This reading set for younger students featur...

Reading Set: 9 Passages

Mother Goose

Many children are already familiar with the Mother Goose nursery rhymes, which makes them easier to read for beginning reader...

Reading Set: 6 Passages


by Mark Twain from The Innocents Abroad

Chapter VII passage: Mark Twain is known for his fic...

496 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Main / Central Idea and Summary

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

by Mark Twain

No one could "spin a yarn" like Samuel Clements, aka...

422 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Character Traits and Context Clues

The Landing

by Lewis Carroll from The Hunting of the Snark

Fit the First passage: Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting ...

537 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Summary

The Story of Fidgety Philip

by Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann from Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures

“The Story of Fidgety Philip” is a poem from the boo...

214 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Summary

The Super Summer Strawberry

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Sara’s strawberry is the biggest she’s ever seen. Wh...

530 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Summary

Going to St. Ives

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

This classic Mother Goose nursery rhyme comes from a...

71 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Main / Central Idea and Summary

The Elves Take a Vacation

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

After Christmas, Santa’s elves deserve some time off...

1,267 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements and Summary