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Stories for Kids | The Swing

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Poetry Grade Level: Upper Elementary From Child’s Garden of Verses How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a child can do! Up in the air and over the wall, Till I can see so wide, River and trees and cattle

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Reading ‘Round the World!

According to the World Almanac, there are 193 countries in the world.  In those 193 countries, there are at least 6900 languages spoken!  That number of languages is hard to even imagine.  The world record holder for most languages spoken is 58.  That’s only about .8% of the total languages. With that many different ways to say “Hello,” it’s easy to think that people

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Stories for Kids | The Golden Feast

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Literary Text, Fables Grade Level: Middle Elementary There once lived a very rich couple who owned a large house.  They had many servants to take care of their house, but it was very empty.  They did not care to paint the walls or buy comfortable furniture.  All they cared about was money!  They spent every moment of every

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The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming | Stories for Kids

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Cause and Effect Grade Level: Upper Elementary Have you ever been inside a greenhouse? A greenhouse is a glass building that is used for growing plants. Light and energy from the sun enter a greenhouse through the glass, which traps the heat inside. As a result, plants stay warm enough to live even in very cold weather. So

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How Plants Feed Themselves | Photosynthesis

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Facts and Details Grade Level: Upper Elementary How Plants Feed Themselves Have you ever wondered how plants feed themselves? Most plants create meals for themselves in the form of sugar. This process is called photosynthesis. The word ‘photo’ means light, and the word ‘synthesis’ means making. Photosynthesis means making food with light. If we were to put the

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The Secret in the Basket | Fifth Grade | Story Structure

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Story Structure Grade Level: Upper Elementary The Secret in the Basket The sun was shining brightly, but Meena’s head was full of dark clouds. As she sat on the stoop looking at the chickens in her yard, she kept thinking about the secret she had promised to keep. It all started two days ago when Meena noticed a

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Bed in Summer

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Reading Skills Grade Level: Middle Elementary Bed in Summer In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people’s feet Still going

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First Man to Walk on the Moon (Apollo 11)

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Prediction Grade Level: Upper elementary First Man to Walk on the Moon (Apollo 11) On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a commitment that the United States would land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth by the year 1970.  This marked the beginning of the Apollo Program headed by NASA, the

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What Will You Do on Pinky Dinky Doo?

When kids get onto the computer, there can be a limit to the appropriate sites they come across or are allowed to play on. There are sites for games, podcasts, arts and crafts and more. What if you could find all these items in one place? Pinky Dinky Doo is the perfect place for your kids to hang out after school. This colorful and

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Story Time | Heron and the Hummingbird | Fourth Grade

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Review Grade Level: Upper Elementary Heron and the Hummingbird Heron and Hummingbird were very good friends, even though one was tall and gangly and awkward and one was small and sleek and fast. They both loved to eat fish. The Hummingbird preferred small fish like minnows and Heron liked the large ones. One day, Hummingbird said to his

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