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Anthology Alignment Project

College- and career-ready lessons for use with texts included in anthologies, grades 6–11

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    • 09/27/14
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    A Backwoods Boy

    Lincoln’s life was filled with many relationships, events, challenges and decisions that shaped him from boy to politician. Abrah…

    Grade 6

    • 09/13/14
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    A Christmas Memory

    This semi-autobiographical text is set in the rural South during the Depression. The text focuses on Buddy’s recollection of the …

    Grades 9–10

    • 09/13/14
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    A Day's Wait

    The story’s narrator notices one morning that his nine-year-old son is ill. A doctor visits the home and notes that the boy&rsquo…

    Grade 7

    • 09/13/14
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    A Letter to Harriet Tubman

    In response to Harriet Tubman’s request for a letter of commendation, Fredrick Douglas wrote a testimony of her character, hard w…

    Grade 8

    • 09/13/14
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    Address to Congress

    Two days after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as president.  In this s…

    Grades 9–10

    • 09/13/14
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    All Summer in a Day

    “All Summer in A Day” takes place on the planet Venus in a future world where people have come to set up a civilization. &n…

    Grade 6

    • 08/22/13
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    Amigo Brothers

    Seventeen-year-old best friends dream of becoming light-weight boxing champions of the world. They train together until they find out t…

    Grade 7

    • 09/13/14
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    An American Childhood

    Seven-year old Annie Dillard enjoys playing football with the boys in her neighborhood because it requires her to play with concentrati…

    Grade 7

    • 09/13/14
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    An American Story

    An American Story details the trials and perseverance of the Dinh Family’s immigration to the United States as refugees from war-…

    Grades 9–10

    • 09/13/14
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    Annabel Lee

    This is a poem about love that Poe has written in memory of his wife, whom he calls Annabel Lee. Annabel Lee and the narrator were so i…

    Grade 7

    • 08/22/13
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    Barrio Boy

    In this excerpt from Galarza’s memoir he recants his experiences in a new school in a new country, the United States. He describe…

    Grade 7

    • 10/30/14
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    Bear Boy

    In The Bear Boy, a man neglects his son and does not teach him the ways of Pueblo life and how to transition into manhood. One day, the…

    Grade 7

    • 08/22/13
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    Beethoven Lives Upstairs

    This story, set in 1820s Austria, is a series of letters written between a young boy, Christoph, who lives in Vienna and his uncle, a m…

    Grade 6

    • 09/13/14
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    Beware of the Dog

    Squadron Leader Peter Williamson, an English fighter pilot in World War II, has been injured and had to bail out over the English Chann…

    Grades 9–10

    • 08/22/13
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    Born Worker

    José feels he is destined to a life filled with physical labor. Both of his parents work hard. His mother works at a sewing mach…

    Grade 8

    • 09/29/14
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    Broken Chain

    In “Broken Chain,” Alfonso, a seventh grader, dislikes his appearance.  He meets a girl named Sandra, whom he admires,…

    Grade 8

    • 09/30/14
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    By the Waters of Babylon

    John is the son of a priest in a futuristic society where social class and rules are paramount. Knowledge is vital to John, and he inve…

    Grades 9–10

    • 09/29/14
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    Charles

    As the narrator sends her son Laurie off to kindergarten, she fears that her sweet child has become a “swaggering character.&rdqu…

    Grade 7

    • 08/22/13
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    Checkouts

    The main character is unhappy about her family’s move to Cincinnati and spends most of her time in her room, miserable. Then one …

    Grade 8

    • 10/28/14
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    Crow Call

    An absentee father takes his daughter on a hunting trip. The experience leads them to discover that that they are not strangers after a…

    Grade 6

    • 10/29/14
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    Drive-In Movies

    In the Drive-In Movies, young Gary Soto wants his mother to take him and his siblings to the drive-in movies, a special treat.  Hi…

    Grade 6

    • 09/29/14
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    Echo and Narcissus

    Echo is a nymph that likes to gossips so a spell is cast upon her to only reiterate things that she has heard. Her spell became the cau…

    Grade 7

    • 07/29/13
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    Eleven

    Rachel wakes up on her eleventh birthday feeling as if she’s still ten—and nine, and eight, and all the ages that came befo…

    Grade 6

    • 09/29/14
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    Elizabeth I

    Elizabeth I is the biography of Queen Elizabeth who reigned in England for 45 years from 1558 to 1603. Milton Meltzer chronologically h…

    Grade 7

    • 09/13/14
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    Everyday Use

    In this story, set in the 1960s, a mother tells about a visit from her daughter Dee, to the family’s rural Southern home. Dee has…

    Grades 9–10

    • 08/22/13
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    Flowers For Algernon

    A mentally challenged man is presented with an opportunity to have an operation that will triple his intelligence. The story chronicles…

    Grade 8

    • 09/29/14
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    From Ellis Island and I

    In this personal essay by Isaac Asimov, the author relates his journey of becoming a science fiction writer.  Asimov explains disc…

    Grade 8

    • 09/30/14
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    Glory and Hope

    Nelson Mandela’s speech (1994) was given to celebrate the first free election and the new policy of majority rule in South Africa…

    Grades 9–10

    • 08/22/13
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    Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman’s first journey to Canada on the Underground Railroad is fraught with danger, harsh conditions, and uncertainty. I…

    Grade 8

    • 08/22/13
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    Harrison Bergeron

    In “Harrison Bergeron,” Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. uses irony to illustrate how enforcing absolute equality would require a ridicul…

    Grades 9–10

    • 09/29/14
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    Heart and Hands

    Two men are handcuffed together board a train.  Miss Fairchild, a young and elegant woman, recognizes the younger of the two men, …

    Grade 7

    • 08/22/13
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    Helen On 86th Street

    In Wendi Kaufman's story, Vita, the narrator, lives in an apartment with her single mother. She deeply misses her father who left them,…

    Grades 9–10

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    I am a Native of North America

    In this reflective essay, Chief Dan George compares his native North American culture with that of white culture and expresses his view…

    Grade 7

    • 09/13/14
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    In Trouble

    In this autobiographical text, Gary Paulson narrates experiences he had in the bitter cold of the North which taught him to respect all…

    Grade 8

    • 09/29/14
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    Jabberwocky

    Jabberwocky is an epic poem told through nonsense words. The poem relates a father’s quest for his son that involves the slaying …

    Grade 7

    • 09/13/14
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    John Henry

    John Henry competes against a steam drill in driving steel and proudly claims that he would sooner die than let a steam drill beat him.…

    Grade 6

    • 09/13/14
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    Keep Memory Alive

    In this excerpt from his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Elie Wiesel reminds the audience of the “urgent importance of the H…

    Grades 9–10

    • 09/13/14
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    Knots in My Yo-Yo String

    This autobiographical piece tells what a neat, tidy rule-follower this author was in his youth.  Once he was unfairly given a dete…

    Grade 7

    • 08/22/13
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    Lamb To the Slaughter

    Mary Maloney's husband Patrick tells his wife that that he is leaving her, and shocked beyond reply, she grabs a large leg of lamb from…

    Grades 9–10

    • 09/13/14
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    Life Doesn't Frighten Me

    This poem, written in a voice of a child, addresses the fears a child faces when starting at a new school and/or being placed in a new …

    Grade 6

    • 10/30/14
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    Life Without Gravity

    "Life Without Gravity," a nonfiction selection, is designed to help students become familiar with the characteristics of an expository …

    Grade 7

    • 08/22/13
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    Lob's Girl

    In the short story "Lob’s Girl," a girl, Sandy, and her dog, Lob, create an emotional bond that provides the will to survive. The…

    Grade 6

    • 09/13/14
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    Long Walk to Freedom

    In this essay, Mandela explains his shifting understandings of freedom based on different stages in his life. Mandela explain how his p…

    Grade 7

    • 08/22/13
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    Mongoose On The Loose

    This article examines what happens when a sugar planter tries to save his sugar crops by importing a few mongooses to eat the rats. (Pr…

    Grade 7

    • 09/13/14
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    Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

    When a sudden and inexplicable force causes everything to stop working on Maple Street, the people there begin to wonder who or what is…

    Grade 7

    • 09/13/14
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    Mrs. Flowers

    In Mrs. Flowers, an excerpt from the autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the author, Maya Angelou, describes a significant e…

    Grade 8

    • 10/29/14
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    My Papa Mark Twain

    In My Papa, Mark Twain, Suzy Clemens, at thirteen years old, wrote a biography of her famous father, author Mark Twain.  Through d…

    Grade 6

    • 09/27/14
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    Nadia the Willful

    A young Bedouin girl has earned the nickname Nadia the Willful because of her quick temper. Her brother, Hamed, is the only one who can…

    Grade 6

    • 08/22/13
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    Names/Nombres

    Julia Alvarez recalls her family’s early years as Dominican immigrants in America. She describes her reactions to the mispronunci…

    Grade 7

    • 07/29/13
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    Names/Nombres

    Julia Alvarez recalls her family’s early years as Dominican immigrants in America, and describes her reactions to the mispronunci…

    Grade 6

    • 08/22/13
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    O Captain My Captain

    The poem describes the victorious homecoming of a ship. The Captain responsible for the safe return of his ship and crew has died befor…

    Grade 8

    • 09/13/14
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    Old Man at the Bridge

    War is happening in Spain and the civilians are asked to leave the war zone.  At the side of the road, the narrator, presumably a …

    Grades 9–10

    • 08/22/13
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    On Summer

    Lorraine Hansberry uses elements of narrative, and persuasive and reflective essays to highlight memorable moments in her life where sh…

    Grades 9–10

    • 09/13/14
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    One Million Volumes

    In this speech, Rudolfo Anaya celebrates the purchase of the 1 millionth library volume by the University of New Mexico.  He begin…

    Grade 8

    • 09/13/14
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    One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts

    The main character, Mr. Johnson, embarks upon quite the opposite of an ordinary day. This day he spends as a do-gooder, wandering the s…

    Grade 7

    • 09/13/14
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    Oranges

    The poem “Oranges” by Gary Soto is about the bittersweet experience of a first date. They walk together to the drug store a…

    Grade 8

    • 09/13/14
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    Overdoing It

    When the land surveyor, Gleb Smirnov, arrives in the Gnilushka train station, he hires a peasant to take him to the estate that he must…

    Grade 6

    • 10/30/14
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    Papa's Parrot

    Harry Tillian’s father owns a candy and nut shop. Harry used to visit the shop with his friends every day, but his priorities cha…

    Grade 7

    • 09/29/14
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    Paul Revere's Ride

    A narrator recounts the story of Paul Revere’s ride, which took place in Massachusetts on April 18, 1775.  On that night, Re…

    Grade 8

    • 10/30/14
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    Poetry Collection 1

    Lesson guides for Cat!, Silver and Your World. (Prentice Hall Literature, 2010) This lesson was created as part of the Anthology …

    Grade 8

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    Poetry Collection 3

    Lesson guides for Concrete, Harlem Night Song and The City is So Big. (Prentice Hall Literature, 2010) This lesson was created as par…

    Grade 8

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    Poetry Collection 5

    Lesson guides for Old Man, Runagate Runagate and Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind. (Prentice Hall Literature, 2010) This lesson was create…

    Grade 8

    • 09/13/14
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    Raymond's Run

    The story “Raymond’s Run” is told through the eyes of Hazel ‘Squeaky” Parker, who is the fastest runner i…

    Grade 8

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    Real Story of a Cowboy's Life

    “The Real Story of a Cowboy’s Life” describes a cattle drive from the perspective of real cowboys who rode on one. (P…

    Grade 7

    • 08/22/13
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    Rice Sandwich

    The main character, Esperanza, desperately wants to eat in the lunchroom at school, with the other boys and girls who do not go home fo…

    Grade 7

    • 08/22/13
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    Rikki Tikki Tavi

    A mongoose, Rikki-tikki-tavi, comes to live with an English family in their bungalow in colonial India. Two cobras—Nag and Nagain…

    Grade 7

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    Sarah Cynthia

    A young girl, Sarah Stout, despite her father’s request, chooses not to take out the garbage, and soon realizes that there are se…

    Grade 7

    • 10/30/14
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    Seventh Grade

    On the first day of seventh grade, Victor and his friend Michael try to hide their insecurities and impress the girls in their class. &…

    Grade 7

    • 09/29/14
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    Sir Gawin and the Green Knight

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a legend about King Arthur’s court and the Knights of the Round Table. During a New Years cele…

    Grade 7

    • 10/29/14
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    Stray

    Mr. and Mrs. Lacey and their daughter, Doris, are stranded at home following a severe winter storm.  Doris notices an abandoned pu…

    Grade 6

    • 08/22/13
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    Summer of Fire

    In the summer of 1988, fires raged out of control in Yellowstone National Park. Though it seemed like total devastation to outsiders, t…

    Grade 6

    • 09/27/14
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    Ta-Na-E-Ka

    Mary Whitebird is about to turn eleven and take part in the Sioux coming of age tradition of Ta-Na-E-Ka. Literally translated as, &ldqu…

    Grade 6

    • 08/22/13
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    Thank You Ma'm

    In this short story by Langston Hughes, a teenage boy named Roger wants a pair of blue suede shoes. He tries to snatch Mrs. Jones&rsquo…

    Grades 9–10

    • 09/13/14
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    The Book of the Dead

    The story centers on a young Haitian-artist, Annie, and her reverence for her father, whom she believes was a Haitian political prisone…

    Grades 9–10

    • 09/13/14
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    The Bracelet

    Ruri, a young Japanese girl, and her family are taken to an internment camp during WWII because the US government was afraid Japanese A…

    Grade 6

    • 08/22/13
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    The Cask Of Amontillado

    In this chilling tale by Edgar Allen Poe, Montresor seeks revenge on Fortunato for past insults. (McDougal Littell Literature, 2009) T…

    Grades 9–10

    • 08/22/13
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    The Circuit

    Panchito, a young migrant worker, lives life with his family on the circuit—a cycle of seasonal crop harvesting. Each move on the…

    Grade 6

    • 09/27/14
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    The Dog of Pompeii

    "The Dog of Pompeii" centers on a blind boy, Tito, and his dog, Bimbo, his life-long devoted companion during A.D. 79 in the city of Po…

    Grade 6

    • 09/13/14
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    The Drummer Boy of Shiloh

    This story is set in a Tennessee peach orchard on the night before the Civil War battle of Shiloh.  A young drummer briefly consid…

    Grade 8

    • 08/22/13
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    The Emperor's New Clothes

    The emperor loves new clothes, so two swindlers claim they can make beautiful clothes that are invisible to anyone stupid or unfit for …

    Grade 6

    • 09/13/14
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    The First Americans

    This speech, presented as an address in 1927 to the mayor of Chicago, William Hale Thompson, sought to reform the stereotypical image o…

    Grade 8

    • 08/22/13
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    The First Emperor

    This is an excerpt from "Tomb Robbers." Ch’in Shih Huang Ti was the first emperor of China. He had a great fear of his own death.…

    Grade 6

    • 08/22/13
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    The Fog Horn

    Johnny, the narrator, and McDunn, the lighthouse keeper (Johnny’s boss), are working in a lighthouse on a November evening. McDun…

    Grade 8

    • 09/29/14
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    The Highwayman

    The highwayman is an eighteenth century thief, who promises to return to his love Bess, the landlord’s daughter.  Tim is a s…

    Grade 7

    • 09/30/14
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    The Jade Peony

    In “The Jade Peony,” a Chinese-Canadian family engages in the delicate dance of retaining the old life while adjusting to t…

    Grades 9–10

    • 08/22/13
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    The Lady, Or The Tiger?

    “The Lady, or the Tiger?” by Frank R. Stockton is about a fairy tale king who edifies his subjects through public trials wi…

    Grades 9–10

    • 08/22/13
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    The Landlady

    In this short story, a boy named Billy Weaver needs to find lodging in Bath, England. He goes to a boardinghouse. The landlady is an od…

    Grade 8

    • 09/13/14
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    The Monkey's Paw

    Using the supernatural powers of “The Monkey’s Paw”, the Whites make a wish for money, receive the money after their …

    Grade 8

    • 09/13/14
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    The Mysterious Mr. Lincoln

    In this chapter from Russell Freedman’s photobiography, the author details Abraham Lincoln’s many facets. Lincoln’s g…

    Grade 6

    • 09/13/14
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    The New Frontier

    In this 1962 speech, Kennedy attempts to persuade the public that America should invest in space exploration in the name of progress an…

    Grades 9–10

    • 08/22/13
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    The Noble Experiment

    This excerpt from Jackie Robinson’s autobiography, "I Never Had It Made," begins with the history behind Branch Rickey’s pl…

    Grade 7

    • 09/13/14
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    The Pearl

    The text begins with a poor fisherman, Kino, his wife, Juana, their baby Coyotito, and the great pearl. When Coyotito is stung by a sco…

    Grade 8

    • 09/13/14
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    The Ransom of Red Chief

    Bill and Sam decide that the best way to finance their upcoming land swindle is to kidnap the child of a wealthy citizen and hold him f…

    Grade 8

    • 08/22/13
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    The Road Ahead

    The cofounder of Microsoft Corporation makes predictions about the future as he chronicles communication innovations from the past and …

    Grades 9–10

    • 09/29/14
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    The Road Not Taken

    The speaker reflects on the risks and responsibilities of making choices and deciding which road to take. (Prentice Hall Timeless Voice…

    Grade 8

    • 08/22/13
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    The Scarlet Ibis

    The text explores the conflicts between love and pride, and draws attention to the effects of familial and societal expectations and st…

    Grades 9–10

    • 09/29/14
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    The Secret

    “The Secret” tells the story of Henry Cooper, a reporter, returning for the second time to report on the colonies now exist…

    Grade 8

    • 08/22/13
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    The Smallest Dragonboy

    This fantasy takes place on the planet Pern, an imaginary world where dragons help protect the inhabitants from the dangerous Red Star,…

    Grade 7

    • 09/13/14
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    The Story of an Eyewitness

    In the magazine article, “The Story of an Eyewitness,” Jack London describes the effects of the San Francisco Earthquake of…

    Grade 8

    • 10/29/14
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    The Tail

    Tasha, a thirteen year old girl has to babysit her little 7 year old brother, Junior, because her mom is getting a job over the summer.…

    Grade 6

    • 08/22/13
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    The Third Wish

    Almost every culture has a traditional tale about character who is granted three wishes. Two are usually used unwisely, and then the th…

    Grade 7

    • 10/30/14
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    The Three Century Woman

    Megan’s Great-grandmother Breckenridge has lived in three centuries.  She was born in 1899 and now it is 2001.  On the …

    Grade 7

    • 11/18/14
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    The Trouble with Television

    In “The Trouble With Television,” former broadcast journalist Robert MacNeil presents a persuasive case that television has…

    Grade 8

    • 09/13/14
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    The Walrus and the Carpenter

    Lewis Carroll’s poem tells the tale of a walrus and a carpenter who invite a group of oysters to join them for a walk on a sunny …

    Grade 6

    • 09/30/14
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    The Washwoman

    In “The Washwoman,” Singer recalls the woman who did his family’s laundry when he was a child in Poland.  Singer…

    Grades 9–10

    • 10/30/14
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    The White Umbrella

    The narrator of The White Umbrella is a Chinese American girl who struggles with feelings of embarrassment and longing to be like other…

    Grade 8

    • 09/29/14
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    The Wreck of the Hesperus

    “The Wreck of the Hesperus” is a narrative poem about an arrogant ship captain (skipper) who takes his daughter on an ill-f…

    Grade 8

    • 09/17/14
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    The Yellow Wallpaper

    The Yellow Wallpaper is a story told from the perspective of a woman facing the tribulations of mental illness.  Charlotte Perkins…

    Grades 11–12

    • 08/22/13
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    There Will Come Soft Rains

    This classic Ray Bradbury Science Fiction story is set in the future after a nuclear Armageddon in which a fully automated house goes t…

    Grades 9–10

    • 08/22/13
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    Three Skeleton Keys

    This horror story begins when three lighthouse keepers realize that a derelict ship heading for their tiny island is filled with thousa…

    Grade 7

    • 08/22/13
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    Treasure of Lemon Brown

    Fourteen year-old Greg Ridley gets into an argument with his father over his bad grades and his father forbids him to play basketball. …

    Grade 7

    • 09/29/14
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    Two Kinds

    This is a story of an American-born Chinese daughter, her immigrant mother and their very different beliefs and hopes. The daughter str…

    Grade 7

    • 01/21/15
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    Water

    In “Water”, Helen Keller describes her first experiences with her new teacher.  Keller finally grasps the idea that a …

    Grade 6

    • 08/22/13
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    Weapons Of The Spirit

    This lesson consists of four short works by Albert Einstein. The works regard pre- and post-war topics. (Holt Elements of Literature, 2…

    Grades 9–10

    • 10/30/14
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    Who Can Replace a Man?

    Brian Aldiss describes a futuristic world in which machines are capable of thinking based on the tasks they have been designed to perfo…

    Grade 8

    • 01/21/15
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    Why the Waves Have Whitecaps

    The wind and water are personified as two women talking about their children. Mrs. Wind brags about her children, which annoys Mrs. Wat…

    Grade 8

    • 01/21/15
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    Zlata's Diary

    Zlata's Diary chronicles the daily life of Zlata, an eleven year-old girl during wartime in Sarajevo, and the war's increasing impact o…

    Grade 6

    • 08/22/13
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    Zlateh the Goat

    During the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, Reuven is forced to sell Zlateh, the family goat, because business has been bad. On his way to t…

    Grade 6