journal or diary is a private, contemporaneous account of the happenings in the
author's life, as well as the author's feelings, opinions, and innermost
thoughts. Journals and diaries may have daily observations, or they may have
more irregular entries.
In 1879, author Robert
Louis Stevenson traveled from Great Britain to New York. From there, he took a
train across the United States to San Francisco. His reflections on the trip
were later published as a series of memoirs. In this reading set are excerpts from
sections of the first chapter of the book.
Reading Set: 5 Passages
by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains
While more famous for his adventure novels such as “...
510 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Context Clues and Summary
“Across the Plains” was Robert Louis Stevenson’s tra...
322 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Context Clues and Figurative Language
Robert Louis Stevenson traveled across the United St...
572 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Context Clues and Figurative Language
More noted for his works of fiction and poetry, Robe...
651 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, and Main / Central Idea
Chapter 2 passage: Scottish author Robert Louis Stev...
329 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Main / Central Idea
by Henry David Thoreau from Walden
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a noted American...
642 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, and Theme