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African American Inventors

There are many unsung African American heros and heroines in science and technology. Their contributions are often unknown to...

Reading Set: 7 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

Romeo and Juliet

"For never was there a tale of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." The last lines of William Shakespeare's "Romeo an...

Reading Set: 4 Passages

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's iconic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a journey with little Alice through a fantastical world full of va...

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Primary Source: Is There a Santa Claus?

by Frances Pharcellus Church from The Sun (New York City, New York) September 21, 1897

Published in 1897, this newspaper editorial has beco...

538 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

Adventure II: The Red-headed League

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

Adventure II passage: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson...

579 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Beth's Secret

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXXVI passage: By this chapter, the reader h...

509 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary, Theme

A Friend

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXXIV passage: While she is working as a gov...

509 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Theme

Why the Possum’s Tail Is Bare

by James Mooney from Myths of the Cherokee: Extract from the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology

Anthropologist and ethnologist James Mooney (1861-19...

524 Words, 1st-4th Grades, Character Traits, Summary, Theme

Our Foreign Correspondent

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Readers of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel "Little...

564 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Summary