Science Fiction/Fantasy Reading Passages

Science fiction and fantasy both feature a setting, characters, or objects that do not exist or can not exist in the real world. Science fiction focuses on inventions, discoveries, or technology that are a part of the future. The plot often deals with man's interaction with this new scientific marvel. A work of fantasy focuses on magic, super powers, and mystical creatures. In many fantasies, the plot action revolves around a journey, quest, or task that must be completed by the main characters. 

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Peter Pan

With a little fairy dust, we can all fly to Neverland by reading J. M. Barrie’s wonderful fantasy “Peter Pan.” This Reading Set includes passages from each chapter of the novel along with related comprehension questions. Your student can follow Wendy, Michael, and John Darling as they join Peter, Tinker Bell, and the Lost Boys in their adventures with that famous pirate villain, Captain Hook. 

Reading Set: 17 Passages

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Many have seen the movie, "The Wizard of Oz," based on L. Frank Baum's novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." While it is a great family movie, like most movies based on a book, the book is better! This reading set introduces the reader to the real Wizard of Oz story, including the backstory on some of the characters and some riveting scenes.

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's iconic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a journey with little Alice through a fantastical world full of vanishing cats and mad tea parties. This learning set of passages is from each chapter in the book, beginning with Alice following the white rabbit down the hole into Wonderland to the final chapter with Alice on the witness stand.

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Molly and Buster

Molly the cat likes her life just fine, but one day Mrs. Marks brings home a surprise. This story shows that new friends can co...

399 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Summary, and Theme

Three Little Birds

Three talkative birds learn that not everyone likes the same things and that trying something new can be rewarding. Students wi...

379 Words, K-1st Grades, Story Elements and Theme

The Puppy Who Lost Her Wag

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When a puppy finds herself lost in the woods, her ha...

1,208 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Summary and Theme

The Magic Barrel

Steven found a magic barrel. Whatever was put in it, the barrel would produce more of it. However, Steven’s grandfather knew th...

487 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Summary and Theme

Saving Easter

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Will the Easter Bunny be ready in time for the big d...

837 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Figurative Language, Story Elements, and Summary

Farmer Hicks and His Two Horses

Farmer Hicks had two horses. Softly was sweet, and Surly was ornery. One day a stranger came to the farm, and the horses overhe...

504 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Summary, and Theme

The Elves Take a Vacation

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After Christmas, Santa’s elves deserve some time off...

1,267 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements and Summary