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Conservation

We’ve only one planet to live on, so the preservation of natural resources for our children and grandchildren is up to us. This...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Mother Goose

Many children are already familiar with the Mother Goose nursery rhymes, which makes them easier to read for beginning reader...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

A Child’s Garden of Verses

It’s hard to believe that the same person who wrote “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” could write charming children’s poetry, but Rob...

Reading Set: 7 Passages

Classic Fairy Tales

Is there any more magical phrase than “Once upon a time”? This beginning of so many classic fairy tales sends the reader into a...

Reading Set: 10 Passages

Aesop's Fables

A fable is a story with a moral, or lesson, at the end. Aesop, a Greek author in the 6th century B.C.E., is perhaps the most ...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Peggy and June

Peggy and June are two frogs with very different skills. Peggy is worried that she will never catch up to June, but one day she...

405 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Summary, and Theme

The Duckling Parade

A family of ducks have been hiding in the bushes at Swara's school. When they come out and head straight for a busy street, Swa...

397 Words, K-2nd Grades, Character Traits, Story Elements, and Summary

The Green Balloon

Diana has saved up her money to spend at the circus. When she sees the balloon man, she knows just what to buy — but not that h...

397 Words, K-2nd Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Summary

The Spelling Bee

Maria is not happy about having to stay home from school on the day of the spelling bee. Fortunately, her grandmother finds a w...

412 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Story Elements and Summary

The Fairy House

When John notices a ring of violets in his back yard, he knows the fairies must be out and about. He decides to build a fairy h...

387 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Summary