9th - 10th Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets

The reading comprehension passages below include 9th and 10th grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Please use any of the printable worksheets (you may duplicate them) in your high school classroom or at home. Just click on the worksheet title to view details about the PDF and print or download to your computer.

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Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband

Go behind the scenes of the Continental Congress with this point of view worksheet on Abigail Adam’s letter to her husband, John.

Character Analysis in The Red Badge of Courage

Your student will analyze the main character from the classic novel, “The Red Badge of Courage” in this worksheet.

Find the Meaning: JFK’s Inaugural Speech

In this worksheet, your student will determine the meaning of some phrases in President Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech.

Mark Antony’s Oration from Julius Caesar

Mark Antony’s oration from Julius Caesar is the focus of this worksheet for determining the purpose of the text.

Setting the Scene: Great Expectations

In this worksheet, your student will analyze the setting in a scene from Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”

Slavery in the Constitution

Your student can compare different parts of the Constitution that relate to slavery.

Tension in The Pit and the Pendulum

Here’s a worksheet on how Poe’s uses structure to create tension in “The Pit and the Pendulum.”

Two Viewpoints: Lee Surrenders to Grant, 1865

In this worksheet, your student will compare the writings of Ulysses S. Grant with a painting of the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court House.