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The Lucky Lunch

by Elizabeth Trach

One day Ellery left her lunchbox on the bus. She doe...

323 Words, 2nd Grade, Character Traits, Story Elements

The Little Pumpkin

by Emma Florence Bush from The Topaz Story Book

This little pumpkin has some pretty big expectations...

909 Words, K-2nd Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Icarus

by James Baldwin from Old Greek Stories

Chapter 14, part III passage: One of the most famous...

826 Words, 3rd-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Primary Source: Halloween in 1910

from The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) November 1, 1910

Celebrating Halloween is a tradition that goes back ...

419 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues

Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

CHAPTER XVI passage: Anne asks Diana to tea and ente...

800 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, Theme

Primary Source: Is There a Santa Claus?

by Frances Pharcellus Church from The Sun (New York City, New York) September 21, 1897

Published in 1897, this newspaper editorial has beco...

538 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

On the Shelf

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXXVIII passage: There are many differences ...

679 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Summary, Theme

Adventure II: The Red-headed League

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

Adventure II passage: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson...

579 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

A Tempest in the School Teapot

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

In this passage from "Anne of Green Gables," Anne ha...

The First National Monument: Devils Tower

by President Theodore Roosevelt

The first declared national monument in the United S...

499 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary