is a written piece that emphasizes ideas or feelings. It often uses imagery,
emotion, figurative language, rhythm, and rhyme. Some poems, like a sonnet or
haiku, have a prescribed form. Others, such as free verse, have no specific
Forty-four men have
served as President of the United States. They have lead the country through
wars, economic depressions, and monumental achievements. Some were assassinated,
some died in office, two were impeached, and one resigned from office. The
stories of their lives reflects 200 years of American history. This reading set
on the presidents includes multiple grade levels and both fiction and
Reading Set: 10 Passages
Macabre, dark, foreboding;
these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While
this is true of many of his more notable works, like "The Raven" and
"The Fall of the House of Usher," Poe wrote other less ominous poems
and stories as well. This Reading Set included passages for many of Poe's most
famous works, as well as some lesser-known treasures.
Reading Set: 5 Passages
by Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman worked as a nurse in Union army hospita...
262 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Figurative Language
by Clement C. Moore
While this beloved Christmas poem was published anon...
553 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In 1858, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the poem “...
312 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Figurative Language
by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe wrote “Annabel Lee” in 1849. It was ...
333 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 800L - 990L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Rhythm & Rhyme
This passage is the opening stanzas of Edgar Allan P...
149 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 1200L +, Context Clues
by Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” was published in 1910. I...
297 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1200L +, Figurative Language
by William Shakespeare from Macbeth
Act V, Scene 5 passage: This passage is a speech fro...
189 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 800L - 990L, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, and Theme
by Lewis Carroll from The Hunting of the Snark
The Hunting of the Snark is a nonsense poem by Lewis...
516 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 800L - 990L, Character Traits and Summary