|NEW! Narrative Nonfiction: |
“The Burning Town”
Our narrative-nonfiction feature transports students to Centralia, Pennsylvania, where an underground coal fire has turned the once-prosperous community into a deserted ghost town. Read aloud by the author. Click here for a projectable PDF of the article.
|Narrative Nonfiction: “The Boys Who Fought the Nazis” |
This is the incredible true story of three German teenagers who risked their lives creating and distributing anti-Nazi leaflets. Click here for a projectable PDF of the article.
|Narrative Nonfiction: “The Race Against Death” |
This article tells the thrilling true story of the courageous team of mushers and sled dogs that saved the town of Nome, Alaska, from a deadly diphtheria outbreak in 1925. Click here for a projectable PDF of the article.
|Narrative Nonfiction: “Hunted for Fun, Left to Die” |
Filmmaker Hardy Jones has been dubbed the “Dolphin Defender” for his work helping dolphins, which humans hunt by the thousands each year. Follow Jones on a tense mission to save two dolphins that were abandoned on the verge of death. Click here for a projectable PDF of the article.
|Poem: “Sweet Keepsake” by Rebecca Kai Dotlich |
We paired this original poem with Rachel Vail’s short story “Good Enough.” Perfect for a lesson on symbolism!
|Poem: “Let Me Tell You Things” by Rebecca Kai Dotlich |
This original poem about the emotional traumas of war works beautifully with our narrative-nonfiction article “This Is a Face of War.”
|Poem: “Nobody” by Emily Dickinson |
Emily Dickinson’s classic poem, paired with our article “Does Fame Drive You Nuts?”, argues that being famous isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
|Poem: “The Tornado” by Irene Latham |
This moving poem appeared alongside one of our most popular narrative-nonfiction articles, “Out of the Tornado.”
|Poem: “The Minor Bird” by Robert Frost |
Frost’s classic poem was included in our paired-texts package “Hunting a Killer.”