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Romeo and Juliet

"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

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 famous fabulist, or fable writer. His charming stories teach children and adults important lessons about kindness, wisdom, and living with each other. This Reading Set includes some of Aesop's most beloved fables.

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's iconic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a journey with little Alice through a fantastical world full of vanishing cats and mad tea parties. This learning set of passages is from each chapter in the book, beginning with Alice following the white rabbit down the hole into Wonderland to the final chapter with Alice on the witness stand.

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Nana’s Garden

by RV staff writer J.C.

Nana gets help from her grandkids to prepare her veg...

591 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 500L - 790L, Context Clues and Summary

The Princess and the Green Troll

A queen spoils her daughter, and the princess grows up vain and conceited. When it is time to marry, the princess thinks all pr...

622 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, 500L - 790L, Character Traits, Story Elements, and Summary

The Battle Between King Arthur and King Colgrin

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table need to prepare for battle. Unfortunately, Sir Tristan thinks he knows better th...

536 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 500L - 790L, Story Elements and Summary

Danny and the Bully

by Staff Writer

Danny finds a slingshot. However, this is not just a...

598 Words, 3rd Grade, 500L - 790L, Summary and Theme

Ben Franklin and the Lightning Rod

Benjamin Franklin was a lot of things during his life. Some of the things he’s most remembered for was being an inventor and sc...

468 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 500L - 790L, Character Traits and Summary

Capulet's Garden

by William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet

Act II, Scene 2 passage: This passage is from the ba...

262 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 500L - 790L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, and Summary

The Wolf and the House Dog

by Aesop from The Aesop for Children

Although Aesop's fables were written thousands of ye...

348 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 500L - 790L, Context Clues, Summary, Symbolism, and Theme