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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Edgar Allan Poe

Macabre, dark, foreboding; these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While this is true of many of his more notable works, like "The Raven" and "The Fall of the House of Usher," Poe wrote other less ominous poems and stories as well. This Reading Set included passages for many of Poe's most famous works, as well as some lesser-known treasures.

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Ninjas!

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Who makes messes when nobody is watching? It can’t b...

353 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Story Elements, and Summary

Cranky Frankie

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Marco is getting fed up with Frankie, his baby broth...

480 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Summary

Rachel Carson, Environmentalist

Nature writer and marine biologist Rachel Carson wrote the highly controversial book, “Silent Spring.” The book had the chemica...

439 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Main / Central Idea and Summary

Cali Learns to Skate

by RV Staff Writer J. C.

Young Cali isn’t sure she is up for the challenge wh...

836 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Summary, and Theme

Commander Tom and the Alien

by RV Staff Writer J. C.

A brave fighter pilot faces a new enemy in an air ba...

331 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, and Summary

The Rainy-Day Picnic

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Adam has been looking forward to a promised picnic a...

922 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Story Elements, and Summary

The Bedtime Pickle

by RV Staff Writer J. C.

It’s bedtime, but Jamie isn’t ready. He tries every...

553 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Figurative Language

The Gift of the Magi

by O. Henry

"The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry is a favorite Chr...

140 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues and Summary

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, Story Elements and Summary