is the use of an object to represent an idea, quality, or emotion. Writers
often use symbolism to provide a mood or express a deeper meaning in the text.
Storms, water, fire, and light are common literary symbols.
Reading Set: 18 Passages
With a little fairy dust, we can all fly to
Neverland by reading J. M. Barrie’s wonderful fantasy “Peter Pan.” This Reading
Set includes passages from each chapter of the novel along with related comprehension questions. Your student can follow
Wendy, Michael, and John Darling as they join Peter, Tinker Bell, and the Lost
Boys in their adventures with that famous pirate villain, Captain Hook.
Reading Set: 17 Passages
A fable is a story with
a moral, or lesson, at the end. Aesop, a Greek author in the 6th century
B.C.E., is perhaps the most famous fabulist, or fable writer. His charming
stories teach children and adults important lessons about kindness, wisdom, and
living with each other. This Reading Set includes some of Aesop's most beloved
Reading Set: 6 Passages
Many have seen the movie, "The Wizard of Oz," based on L. Frank Baum's novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." While it is a great family movie, like most movies based on a book, the book is better! This reading set introduces the reader to the real Wizard of Oz story, including the backstory on some of the characters and some riveting scenes.
by J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan
Chapter 6 Passage: J.M. Barrie's 1911 classic novel ...
606 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea, Summary, and Symbolism
by Aesop from The Aesop for Children
Although Aesop's fables were written thousands of ye...
348 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Summary, Symbolism, and Theme
by Laura E. Richards from Florence Nightingale: The Angel of the Crimea
Chapter XI passage: Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)...
638 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Symbolism, and Theme
by L. Frank Baum from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Chapter 3 Passage: J. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wi...
488 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Compare and Contrast, Summary, and Symbolism
The Olympics Games capture the whole world's attention every four years. Students will read a passage about the history of the ...
692 Words, 6th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Point of View, and Symbolism