are fact-based articles usually focusing on an event or news story. They may
include interviews, eyewitness accounts, or investigative reporting.
Journalistic works are usually written for publication in newspapers and
Primary sources take the reader to major historic moments as they are happening. This reading set has newspaper articles contem...
Reading Set: 5 Passages
In a celebration of peace, athleticism, and friendly competition, nations from around the world gather every four years to comp...
Reading Set: 3 Passages
from "Trenton State Gazette" (New Jersey) September 16, 1848
The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in Californ...
514 Words, 4th-8th Grades, Main / Central Idea and Summary
from "The Tribune" (San Luis Obispo, California) June 1, 1878
Comanche, a U.S. Army horse, was known as the only U...
658 Words, 4th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Summary
from "The Evening Star" (Washington, D.C.) September 10, 1900
The deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history was t...
1,051 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Main / Central Idea and Summary
by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe's most famous works are full of dark...
478 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Context Clues and Summary
from Boston Daily Advertiser, March 24, 1896
The first modern Olympic Games was a much smaller af...
381 Words, 5th-12th Grades, Compare and Contrast and Summary
from The Oregonian, October 12, 1918
The 1918 influenza pandemic, often called the Spanis...
789 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, and Theme