Story Elements Reading Passages

Main story elements include characters, setting (where and when the story takes place), plot (the main conflict in the story that triggers the characters' actions), and theme. Resolution of the plot is also often included as a story element.

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Stormy Weather

Tornados, cyclones, hurricanes, blizzards -- weather affects us all in some way or another. This reading set focuses on the mor...

Reading Set: 3 Passages

Saint Valentine's Day

While a young man's fancy may turn to love in the spring, it's on everyone's mind as February 14th, a.k.a. St. Valentine's Day,...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Christmas for Younger Students

Christmas and children go together like, well, Santa's sleigh and flying reindeer. This reading set for younger students featur...

Reading Set: 9 Passages

A Christmas Carol Reading Set

A traditional Christmas favorite, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is the tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge l...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Christmas for Older Students

Older students will enjoy these Christmas reading passages from classic literature. From the poetry of “A Visit From St. Nichol...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Exploring Space

Space is considered the last great frontier. Since the beginning of time, humans have looked up with wonder at the stars, moon,...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Little Women

An immediate bestseller, “Little Women” was published in two parts: one in 1868, and one in 1869. This coming-of-age story of t...

Reading Set: 17 Passages

Women's History

Women’s History Month is traditionally held in March, but the study of women’s history is valuable all twelve months of the yea...

Reading Set: 19 Passages

Classic Fairy Tales

Is there any more magical phrase than “Once upon a time”? This beginning of so many classic fairy tales sends the reader into a...

Reading Set: 10 Passages

Black History Month

The United States and Canada observe Black History month in February; the United Kingdom observes it in October. While the co...

Reading Set: 14 Passages