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The Great White North

Gold, cold, dogs, and sleds: nothing says Alaska and the Yukon territory of Canada like those four things. This reading set fea...

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: 9 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

The French Revolution

The French Revolution began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United States to Europe. A perio...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Jackie Robinson: The Man Who Changed Baseball Forever

by RV Staff Writer J.C.H.

Jackie Robinson broke the color line in major league...

1,006 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, and Summary


by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Louisa May Alcott's classic novel "Little Women" tel...

1,117 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues and Theme


by John Muir from Stickeen

In 1879, noted naturalist John Muir went to Alaska t...

1,343 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Figurative Language and Main / Central Idea

Meg Goes To Vanity Fair

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Nine passage: "Little Women" is Louisa May A...

1,182 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary, and Theme

Wonders of the Chicago World’s Fair – 1893

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

When three siblings get to visit the opening day of ...

1,235 Words, 5th-6th Grades, Story Elements and Summary