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Jane Addams (1860-1935)

Students will read a biography of Jane Addams and learn why she was an important historical figure. Students will answer questi...

494 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Dining in Space

Besides the obvious aeronautical engineering problems to work out, scientists who worked with manned space exploration also had...

496 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Summary

Swimming Lessons

This passage is about a girl who is embarrassed about learning something new. Students will answer questions about details, cha...

567 Words, 6th-7th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Compare and Contrast, Story Elements, Summary

Homesick

Sometimes the best way to help yourself is to help someone else. This is the lesson Lucy learns when she meets someone who is a...

649 Words, 6th-7th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Summary, Theme

Opening the Door to Learning

Laura Bridgman was the first deaf and blind person to learn to read and write, opening the door for others like her. Students w...

497 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea

A Winning Smile

It's hard starting a new school. It's even harder when you are sporting a mouth full of shiny braces. In this passage, Gina is ...

254 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, Summary

From Tree to You

Students will read a nonfiction passage to learn where oranges come from and the process of turning oranges into juice. Student...

223 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Who Lives There?

by RV staff writer

Parks are not just a place for humans to play, they ...

217 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea

A Retelling of Belling the Cat

by Aesop

Aesop wrote many charming and well-loved fables. Eac...

255 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Summary, Theme