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The Interview

Shyness can add stress to job interviews, but Brian finds an unlikely ally in his quest to overcome his shyness and find a part...

486 Words, 10th-11th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Story Elements

The Homesick Connecticut Yankee

by Mark Twain from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court "

Chapter VII passage: Mark Twain published "A Connect...

433 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

Mark Twain: How to Tell a Story

by Mark Twain

While Mark Twain wrote many fictional works, he also...

335 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

In the Old Graveyard

by Mark Twain from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Chapter IX passage: Mark Twain’s 1876 masterpiece "T...

306 Words, 5th-7th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

The House of Usher

by Edgar Allan Poe from The Fall of the House of Usher

“The Fall of the House of Usher” is a short story wr...

232 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Figurative Language

The Story of the Oval Portrait

by Edgar Allan Poe from The Oval Portrait

Edgar Allan Poe’s 1842 short story “The Oval Portrai...

491 Words, 7th-10th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

Annabel Lee

by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe wrote “Annabel Lee” in 1849. It was ...

333 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme

The Raven: Opening Stanzas

by Edgar Allan Poe

This passage is the opening stanzas of Edgar Allan P...

149 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues

A Stormy Day

by Anna Sewell from Black Beauty

Chapter 12 passage: "Black Beauty" is the story of a...

502 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary

The Husband and Father

by Harriet Beecher Stowe from Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Chapter III passage: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel "...

435 Words, 7th-10th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary