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California!

California, the Golden State. It was the discovery of gold there in the late 1840s that started a mass migration across the Nor...

Reading Set: 9 Passages

Dog Stories for Younger Students

From haughty house dogs to precocious puppies, this reading set is full of delightful stories about dogs. Younger students will...

Reading Set: 10 Passages

Saint Valentine's Day

While a young man's fancy may turn to love in the spring, it's on everyone's mind as February 14th, a.k.a. St. Valentine's Day,...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

My First Summer in the Sierra

Famed conservationist John Muir traveled through the Sierra  Nevada Mountains in 1869. He was with shepherds and a flock of she...

Reading Set: 5 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: 17 Passages

Women's History

Women’s History Month is traditionally held in March, but the study of women’s history is valuable all twelve months of the yea...

Reading Set: 20 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: 11 Passages

Helen Keller

Helen Keller (1880-1968) was an inspiration to many. Although she was born with normal sight and hearing, she lost both at a ...

Reading Set: 8 Passages

Peter Pan

With a little fairy dust, we can all fly to Neverland by reading J. M. Barrie’s wonderful fantasy “Peter Pan.” This Reading S...

Reading Set: 17 Passages

Documents of Freedom

For centuries, humans have attempted to codify the rights, privileges, responsibilities, and freedoms each person has in a so...

Reading Set: 5 Passages