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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Exploring Space

Space is considered the last great frontier. Since the beginning of time, humans have looked up with wonder at the stars, moon,...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

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

The Elephant in the Room

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

How did it get here? No one knows. How to get it out...

434 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Point of View, and Summary

Peggy and June

Peggy and June are two frogs with very different skills. Peggy is worried that she will never catch up to June, but one day she...

405 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Summary, and Theme

The Green Balloon

Diana has saved up her money to spend at the circus. When she sees the balloon man, she knows just what to buy — but not that h...

397 Words, K-2nd Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Summary

The Scarecrow

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

The scarecrow is supposed to keep birds away from th...

769 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Summary

The Argument

Blip and Dit-dit are best friends, but that doesn't mean they agree on everything. One day they have an argument, but will it r...

418 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Story Elements, Summary, and Theme

Bo and the New Baby

Bo is a loyal Dalmatian who loves to sit on the couch with Max and Mary. Now that there's a new baby in the house, things are c...

474 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Story Elements