works are narratives of the adventures and exploits of medieval knights. These
may be prose or poetry and include examples of chivalry and bravery. A more
modern use of romance works includes stories about love and courtship of two
characters who face an obstacle or barrier to their relationship.
The French Revolution
began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United
States to Europe. A period of social, political, and economic upheaval, it has
been the setting for many seminal works by major authors, including Charles Dickens
and Victor Hugo. This Reading Set includes both fiction and nonfiction
passages along with related reading comprehension questions.
Reading Set: 4 Passages
Macabre, dark, foreboding;
these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While
this is true of many of his more notable works, like "The Raven" and
"The Fall of the House of Usher," Poe wrote other less ominous poems
and stories as well. This Reading Set included passages for many of Poe's most
famous works, as well as some lesser-known treasures.
Reading Set: 5 Passages
by Baroness Orczy from The Scarlet Pimpernel
Chapter I passage: The adventure novel “The Scarlet ...
689 Words, 9th-11th Grades, Character Traits, Figurative Language, and Story Elements
by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe wrote “Annabel Lee” in 1849. It was ...
333 Words, 6th-9th Grades, 800L - 990L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Rhythm & Rhyme
by Howard Pyle from The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
Chapter III passage: Howard Pyle wrote The Story of ...
626 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 1000L - 1190L, Context Clues
Students will read a story about a message in a bottle and how it brought two strangers together. Students will answer question...
537 Words, 5th-6th Grades, 800L - 990L, Compare and Contrast, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements, and Summary