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Grades 9-10 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
Huck Finn Excerpt 9 900L 298 Multi-Skill Fiction
The Lotos-Eaters 9 980L 356 Poem Analysis Poetry
Buenos Aires 9 1110L 260 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Beekeeping 9 1160L 168 Drawing Conclusions Fiction
A Beautiful Shawl 9 1180L 290 Compare and Contrast Fiction
Exploring Space 9 1190L 294 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
Moths vs. Butterflies 9 1220L 219 Compare and Contrast Original, Informational
On the Stage 9 1240L 219 Main Idea Fiction
Rainforest Frogs 9 1290L 269 Compare and Contrast Original, Informational
O Captain! My Captain! 10 820L 202 Poem Analysis Poetry
Measuring Weather 10 1000L 306 Compare and Contrast Original, Informational
Stinky Shoes 10 1010L 206 Main Idea Fiction
Debating Books 10 1060L 319 Compare and Contrast Fiction
Pedal or Motor? 10 1210L 272 Compare and Contrast Original, Informational
The Sled Race 10 1210L 240 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
A Dose of Energy or Sugar? 10 1230L 308 Multi-Skill Original, Informational
The Interview 10 1240L 154 Drawing Conclusions Fiction
To the Extreme 10 1240L 313 Multi-Skill Original, Informational