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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: 13 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

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: 7 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

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

The Witch Tells Fortunes

by Alice Hale Burnett from Hallowe'en at Merryvale

Chapter V passage: Alice Hale Burnett's Merryvale B...

989 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Summary

The Fake Cake

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

The Emperor demands all the bakers in the land bring...

925 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Character Traits, Figurative Language, and Summary

You Can’t Trick Me!

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

A child and parent discuss the different ways a stra...

986 Words, 3rd-6th Grades, Summary and Theme