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The Seagull

A trip to the beach means seeing a seagull or two, but look out! These birds can be tricky, and they're always hungry. Students...

135 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Story Elements

Marilla Makes Up Her Mind

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

Chapter VI passage: Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic t...

1,304 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Summary

Football Days: A Yale Nightmare

by William H. Edwards from Football Days: Memories of The Game and of the Men Behind the Ball

Chapter XVIII passage: College football in the Unite...

748 Words, 6th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, and Summary

The Climb

Marco has wanted to climb the tall tree in his front yard for years, but he is feeling nervous about trying it on his own. Will...

391 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Story Elements, and Theme

Mary Chesnut: The Firing on Ft. Sumter

by Mary Boykin Chesnut from A Diary from Dixie

Mary Chesnut (1823-1886) was an upper class South Ca...

776 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, and Summary

Consequences

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXX passage: Words have consequences, as Jo ...

589 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, and Theme

Robby Robin

Robby Robin is a very friendly bird. He loves to sing, but sometimes it gets him into trouble. Students will read the passage a...

401 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Summary, and Theme

Helen's Views on Friends

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XXIII passage: In her dark and silent world...

515 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Main / Central Idea

Anne's History

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

Chapter V passage: Charming and imaginative, Anne S...

1,001 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, and Theme

The Audition

Nancy has always dreamed of being an actress, so she can hardly wait to audition for the school play. How will she handle her n...

379 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language and Summary