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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 very young age after a serious illness. Through hard work and devotion, along with the help of her parents and teachers, Helen Keller would learn to communicate and read. She attended college and became a well-known author, lecturer, and activist. This reading set includes passages from her autobiography “The Story of My Life,” as well as a biography of Laura Bridgeman. Born fifty years before Keller, Bridgeman was the first American deaf and blind child to learn reading and writing. She is mentioned in several of the Keller passages.

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 Set includes passages from each chapter of the novel along with related comprehension questions. Your student can follow Wendy, Michael, and John Darling as they join Peter, Tinker Bell, and the Lost Boys in their adventures with that famous pirate villain, Captain Hook. 

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 society. This Reading Set is a collection of some of the most important documents in this ongoing quest to form “a more perfect union.”

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 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

The Story of the Three Little Pigs

by Joseph Jacobs from English Fairy Tales

Perhaps one of the most famous fairy tales of all ti...

974 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Story Elements, and Summary

Cupid’s Broken Glasses

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

It’s Cupid’s job to make people fall in love. When h...

954 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Figurative Language, Story Elements, Summary, and Theme

Stop That Noodle!

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Four brothers are surprised when they are cooking d...

917 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues and Figurative Language

Helen Speaks

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XIII passage: Helen Keller, born 1880, was a...

995 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Main / Central Idea

The Pirate Ship

by J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan

Chapter 14 passage: This scene from J.M. Barrie’s “P...

953 Words, 4th-5th Grades, Character Traits and Summary

The Rainy-Day Picnic

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Adam has been looking forward to a promised picnic a...

922 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Story Elements, and Summary