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The French Revolution

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: 6 Passages

Hansel and Grethel, Part 2

by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm from Grimm's Fairy Stories

Part 2 passage: This is the conclusion of the classi...

1,404 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Summary

Hansel and Grethel, Part 1

by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm from Grimm's Fairy Stories

Part 1 passage: The Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale “Han...

1,446 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Story Elements, and Summary

The Story of the Three Bears

by L. Leslie Brooke from The Golden Goose Book

“The Three Bears” is a classic fairy tale that has b...

1,190 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary, and Theme

Little Red Riding-hood

by Florence Holbrook from Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades

One of the most popular fairy tales of all time is “...

1,130 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Summary and Theme

Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 2

by Joseph Jacobs from English Fairy Tales

Part 2 passage: When the gold he took from the ogre...

1,248 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Figurative Language and Story Elements

The Elves Take a Vacation

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

After Christmas, Santa’s elves deserve some time off...

1,267 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Story Elements and Summary

Pansy Takes a Trip

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Anika can’t wait to get on board for her first airpl...

1,193 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Character Traits and Summary

Frostberry Goes North

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

When Frostberry the penguin finds himself sad and lo...

1,228 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Figurative Language, Story Elements, and Theme

The Bishop Works

by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

CHAPTER XII passage: Often called one of the greates...

1,095 Words, 11th-12th Grades, Character Traits, Summary, and Theme