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

Colorful Cookies!

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Jenny loves decorating cookies but when she doesn’t ...

232 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Summary

June's Lost Shoe

June is very excited to visit Grandpa, but she can't leave the house until she finds her lost shoe. Will she be able to remembe...

401 Words, K-2nd Grades, Story Elements and Summary

Goldfish Hide and Seek

Jimmy is very excited about his new pet, but how do you play with a fish? In this story, even finned friends can be full of fun...

369 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Story Elements, and Summary

For A Bit of Ribbon

by Albert Payson Terhune from Lad: A Dog

Chapter V Passage: “Lad: A Dog” was written by Alber...

641 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, and Theme