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Grades 11-12 Short Stories Worksheets - Original Stories and Public Texts

Our collection of informational stories and other non-fiction texts combine high-interest reading passages with questions designed to build reading comprehension skills. Passage topics cover a range of subjects including animals, how-to, occupations, science, and sports. Questions cover a range of skills, including identifying main idea, determining the author's purpose, summarizing, making inferences, identifying cause/effect, analyzing text features, using context clues, and finding support in a passage. The high-interest passages will help get kids excited about reading, while the questions accompanying each passage will help kids improve their reading comprehension skills.

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Passage Name Grade Lexile Word Count Skill/Strategy Text Type
Villanelle of His Lady's Treasures 11 460L 146 Poem Analysis Poetry
The Faith Cure Man - Excerpt 11 800L 583 Multi-Skill Fiction
In Flanders Fields 11 950L 97 Poem Analysis Poetry
Sestina 11 1030L 273 Poem Analysis Poetry
Extreme Temperatures 11 1130L 276 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Facing Facebook 11 1150L 300 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Pros and Cons of Obamacare 11 1180L 273 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Benefits and Risks 11 1270L 271 Compare and Contrast Original, Informational
If 11 1310L 288 Poem Analysis Poetry
Pets -or Threats? 11 1320L 315 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Job Search 11 1330L 299 Compare and Contrast Fiction
Human Trafficking 11 1690L 394 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Dirge Without Music 12 480L 184 Poem Analysis Poetry
The World is Too Much With US 12 590L 117 Poem Analysis Poetry
The Dark Forest 12 1110L 569 Multi-Skill Fiction
Watching the Tube 12 1220L 207 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Time Management 101 12 1260L 453 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Caring for a Baby 12 1270L 521 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Trains vs. Planes 12 1290L 325 Compare and Contrast Original, Informational
Goodbye Pencil, Hello Keyboard 12 1330L 317 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
With and Without Words 12 1330L 207 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Tooth Tattoo 12 1360L 216 Drawing Conclusions Original, Informational
Making the Most of the Summer 12 1390L 289 Compare and Contrast Original, Informational
Amusement Park Labor 12 1470L 794 Multi-Skill Original, Informational