Realistic Fiction Reading Passages

Realistic fiction tells the story of a person or animal in a real life setting. All characters act in a way that is true to life; there is no magic or extraordinary happenings. 

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Species in Danger

In 2012, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed over 9,000 plant and animal species as either critica...

Reading Set: 11 Passages

Little Women

An immediate bestseller, “Little Women” was published in two parts: one in 1868, and one in 1869. This coming-of-age story of t...

Reading Set: 9 Passages

A Child’s Garden of Verses

It’s hard to believe that the same person who wrote “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” could write charming children’s poetry, but Rob...

Reading Set: 7 Passages

Women's History

Women’s History Month is traditionally held in March, but the study of women’s history is valuable all twelve months of the yea...

Reading Set: 18 Passages

Black History Month

The United States and Canada observe Black History month in February; the United Kingdom observes it in October. While the co...

Reading Set: 13 Passages

Edgar Allan Poe

Macabre, dark, foreboding; these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While this is true of ma...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

The Witch Tells Fortunes

by Alice Hale Burnett from Hallowe'en at Merryvale

Chapter V passage: Alice Hale Burnett's Merryvale B...

989 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Summary

Castles in the Air

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Thirteen passage: Louisa May Alcott's "Littl...

846 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues and Summary

Camp Laurence

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Twelve passage: The well-loved classic "Litt...

577 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues and Summary

Experiments

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Louisa May Alcott's classic novel "Little Women" tel...

1,117 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues and Theme