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

Echo the Christmas Parrot

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Lucy sends her Christmas letter to the North Pole an...

790 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements, and Summary

Playful Puppies

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When Ava leaves her room, she has no idea what fun h...

349 Words, K-1st Grades, Summary

The Christmas Village

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Every year, the miniature village is set out the sam...

783 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Character Traits and Summary

The End of It

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave 5 passage: This passage from Charles Dickens’ ...

451 Words, 8th-11th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Story Elements

The Second of the Three Spirits

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave Three passage: This passage from Charles Dicke...

616 Words, 8th-11th Grades, Theme

The First of the Three Spirits

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave 2 passage: Charles Dickens’ classic story “A C...

781 Words, 8th-11th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, and Summary

Marley’s Ghost

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave 1 passage: Taken from the first section of Dic...

671 Words, 8th-11th Grades, Character Traits, Figurative Language, and Theme