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 S...

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 ...

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 va...

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Searching for Signs of Intelligent Life

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An alien travels to Earth looking for a friendly spe...

653 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Summary and Theme

The Super Summer Strawberry

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Sara’s strawberry is the biggest she’s ever seen. Wh...

530 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Summary

Curious Cats

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Three cats just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. T...

510 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Story Elements

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