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
The United States and Canada observe Black
History month in February; the United Kingdom observes it in October. While the
commemorative month is a good time to celebrate the achievements and culture of
the black community, this focus should not be limited to only one month.
Students will benefit learning of the accomplishments and struggles of people
of color at any time of the year. This reading set includes all grade levels
and multiple topics.
Reading Set: 12 Passages
For centuries, humans have
attempted to codify the rights, privileges, responsibilities, and freedoms each
person has in a society. This Reading Set is a collection of some of the most
important documents in this ongoing quest to form “a more perfect union.”
Reading Set: 5 Passages
The French Revolution
began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United
States to Europe. A period of social, political, and economic upheaval, it has
been the setting for many seminal works by major authors, including Charles Dickens
and Victor Hugo. This Reading Set includes both fiction and nonfiction
passages along with related reading comprehension questions.
Reading Set: 6 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.
"For never was there a tale of more
woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." The last lines of William
Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" perfectly sum up the story of the
star-crossed young lovers. Perhaps the most approachable of the Bard's plays,
"Romeo and Juliet" is a masterpiece of hope, love, and sorrow.
Included in this Reading Set are some of the most notable scenes of the play.
Reading Set: 4 Passages
Abigail Adams’ letters to her husband, John Adams, reveals much of the inner workings of the early Founding Fathers. In this ex...
261 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, and Main / Central Idea
by John F. Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was inaugurated on January 2...
318 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language
by Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman worked as a nurse in Union army hospita...
262 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Figurative Language
by Franklin D. Roosevelt
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s address to Congres...
518 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Main / Central Idea and Summary