Romance Reading Passages

Traditionally, romance works are narratives of the adventures and exploits of medieval knights. These may be prose or poetry and include examples of chivalry and bravery. A more modern use of romance works includes stories about love and courtship of two characters who face an obstacle or barrier to their relationship.

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The French Revolution

The French Revolution began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United States to Europe. A perio...

Reading Set: 6 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

Paris: September 1792

by Baroness Orczy from The Scarlet Pimpernel

Chapter I passage: The adventure novel “The Scarlet ...

689 Words, 9th-11th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, and Story Elements

Annabel Lee

by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe wrote “Annabel Lee” in 1849. It was ...

333 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Rhythm & Rhyme

The Winning of Knighthood

by Howard Pyle from The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

Chapter III passage: Howard Pyle wrote The Story of ...

626 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues

Friendship in a Bottle

Students will read a story about a message in a bottle and how it brought two strangers together. Students will answer question...

537 Words, 5th-6th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements, and Summary