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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Mother Goose

Many children are already familiar with the Mother Goose nursery rhymes, which makes them easier to read for beginning readers. While the origins of Mother Goose may be shrouded in history, the poems attributed to her still delight children centuries later. This reading set includes some of the most famous of these beloved rhymes from a 1916 compilation.

Reading Set: 6 Passages

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

Cupid’s Broken Glasses

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

It’s Cupid’s job to make people fall in love. When h...

954 Words, 5th-7th Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Story Elements, Summary, and Theme

Dottie’s Thanksgiving Dinner

by RV staff writer J.C.

Dottie the puppy has a great time sneaking food off ...

946 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements and 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, and Summary

Mark Twain: How to Tell a Story

by Mark Twain

While Mark Twain wrote many fictional works, he also...

335 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

Fit the First. THE LANDING

by Lewis Carroll from The Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark is a nonsense poem by Lewis...

516 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits and Summary