Elementary

Question sets for some of the most commonly taught literary works.

Novels

  • The Adventures of Frog and Toad
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Little Bear
  • Stone Fox
  • Historical Fiction
  • Small Wolf
  • The Drinking Gourd
  • The Josefina Story Quilt
  • The Long Way to a New Land
  • Wagon Wheels
  • Science and Geography
  • My Librarian is a Camel – Margriet Ruurs
  • Volcanoes – Seymour Simon

Non-Fiction

  • Animals
  • Gentle Giants of the Forest- Joyce Milton
  • Hungry, Hungry Sharks- Joanna Cole
  • S-S-Snakes- Lucille Recht Penner
  • Wild, Wild Wolves- Joyce Milton
  • Dances with Manatees
  • Dolphin – Robert A. Morris
  • Monster Bugs – Lucille Recht Penner
  • Whales: The Gentle Giants – Joyce Milton
  • Horses – Seymour Simon

Historical Events & Auto-Biographies

  • Science and Geography
  • My Librarian is a Camel – Margriet Ruurs
  • Volcanoes – Seymour Simon
  • A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson
  • The Titanic: Lost… And Found
  • Tut’s Mummy: Lost… And Found

With a focus on foundational reading skills, this course provides early learners with the building blocks needed to be successful students in all subjects. This course includes basic skills such as identifying letters, their sounds, and word families; and builds up to spelling, vocabulary, reading and literature sets.

Poetry

  • A-Sailing I
  • B- Spring II
  • C- Healthy Food II
  • D- Fireflies
  • D- Hand Talking
  • E- Sunlight
  • E-Style
  • F- Summer is Here
  • F- The Petition

Informational Prose

  • A- All Around Town! I
  • A- Seasons! I
  • B- Farmer Ants I
  • B- The Five Senses II
  • C- Earth Day III
  • C- Pyramids I
  • D- Stonehenge I
  • D- Diamonds I
  • E- Meerkats II
  • E- The History of Toilets II
  • F- History of Hair
  • F- Animal Tails III

General Prose

  • A- The Birthday Present
  • A- The Beach I
  • B- The Grasshopper and the Ants
  • B- Pets II
  • C- Power Out
  • C- The Three Squirrels II
  • D- Cooper’s Contest III
  • D- The Bully
  • E- The Ride
  • E- He Wanted Justice
  • F- New Kid
  • F- The Kleins vs. The Pettys

Comparison Passages

  • D- Home in the Round/House on Water
  • D- Tall Towering Giraffesa nd The African Savanna
  • E- The Crow and the Pitcher and No Birdbrains Here
  • E- Mid-sized City
  • F- The Deer at the Pool and Built for Survival
  • F- Marsupials

Maps, Charts, and Graphs

  • A- Animal Habitats I
  • A- Favorite Sports I
  • B- State Birds and Flowers II
  • B- The Contest II
  • C- Favorite Fruit III
  • C- What’s for Lunch III
  • D- Weather
  • D- Favorite Foods
  • E- Fundraisers
  • E- Towns and Roads
  • F- What Does Your Favorite Color Show?
  • F- World Populations

Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir

  • C- Anne Sullivan I
  • D- Chief Crazy Horse
  • D- Billie Holiday
  • E- Mel Blanc (Man of a Thousand Voices)
  • E-The Bull Moose as Top Cop
  • F- S.E. Hinton
  • F- Charles Ives

Myths, Legends, Fables, Folktales

  • C- Achilles
  • C- King Midas and His Golden Touch
  • D- The Donkey Carrying Salt
  • D- The Lioness and the Bulls
  • E- Crow Brings Daylight
  • E- Perseus and Medusa
  • F- Mercury and the Woodman
  • F- Jasno and the Golden Fleece

Each set includes 2-3 reading passages and a set of scaffolded questions that lead into an exteneded response (essay) question.

  • Honey Bees and Yellow Jackets
  • Kelp Forest
  • Extreme Scientists

A robust database that allows students to review and practice the conventions of standard written English commonly expected at the elementary school level as well as appropriate level spelling and vocabulary.

Sentence Structure

  • Sentence Overview
  • Subjects and Predicates
  • End Marks
  • Fragments
  • Dependent Clauses
  • Run-on Sentences
  • Capital Letters
  • The Compound Sentence

Punctuation

  • Using Commas to Separate Items in a Series
  • Using Commas in Compound Sentences
  • Using Commas to Separate Attached Words
  • Using Commas to Isolate Nonessential Parts of a Sentence
  • Using Commas in Standard Situations
  • Using Apostrophes to Show Possession
  • Using Apostrophes in Contractions
  • Using Quotation Marks in Direct Quotes

Usage

  • Parts of Speech
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Verb Tense Agreement
  • Verb Usage Situations
  • Troublesome Verbs
  • Pronouns Used as Subjects
  • Pronouns Used as Objects
  • Pronouns Used in Both Cases
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Comparisons with Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Confusing Words-Common Mistakes with Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Multi-Topical

Spelling

  • Spelling Words
  • Contractions
  • Spelling with Audio
  • Homophones

Develops early language learners’ foundational reading skills through a variety of skill and theme-based activities.

  • Alphabet
  • Beginning Sounds
  • Ending Sounds
  • Upper-Lowercase Letters
  • Single Letters
    Letter Blends
    Plurals
    Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Letter Sounds (Initial, Medial, Final)
  • Dolch Sight Words
    Pre-Primer
    Primer
    Grade 1
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Nouns Audio Spelling
  • Vowels with Audio
    Listening- Long a Short a
    Listening- Long e Short e
    Listening- Long i Short i
    Listening- Long o Short o
    Listening- Long u Short u
  • Theme Based
    Household
    School
    Personal Items
    Food and Drink
    Greetings-Goodbyes-Personal Info
    Neighborhood-Travel-Transportation
    Family-Friends-Holidays & Celebrations
    Sports, Leisure, and Recreation
    Nature and the Environment
    Things to Know
  • Word Families
    a’s: -ack, -ad, -ail, -ain, -ake, -an, -ane, -ap, -ar, -at
    e’s: -each, -ear, -eat, -ed, -ee, -ell, -en, -est, -et
    i’s: -ick, -ie, -ig, -ight, -in, -ine, -ing, -ink, -ist, -it
    o’s: -ob, -ock, -og, -oon, -oose, -op, -ot, -ow, -own
    u’s: -ub, -uck, -ug, -un, -ut

Middle School

Question sets for some of the most commonly taught literary works.

Novel

  • Call of the Wild
  • Animal Farm
  • A Long Walk to Water
  • Bud, Not Buddy
  • Catching Fire
  • The Cay
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • Esperanza Rising
  • Freak the Mighty
  • The Giver
  • Good Night, Mr. Tom
  • Hatchet
  • The Hunger Games
  • Inside Out and Back Again
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • The Lightning Thief
  • Monster
  • Number the Stars
  • The Outsiders
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Rules
  • Speak
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
  • The Watsons Go To Birmingham
  • Where the Red Fern Grows

Drama

  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • The Diary of Anne Frank [stage play]
  • Poetry-Short Stories – American Authors
  • Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Eldorado
  • Selected Works of Langston Hughes
  • A Dream Deferred
  • Mother to Son
  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers
  • The Weary Blues
  • The Lottery – Shirley Jackson
  • The Most Dangerous Game – Richard Connell
  • The Railway Train
  • Chicago
  • Oranges
  • A Poem for My Librarian, Mrs. Long
  • The Road Not Taken
  • Twelfth Song of Thunder
  • Poetry-Short Stories – Authors From Around the World
  • The Song of Wandering Aengus
  • Poetry-Short Stories- British Authors
  • If- Rudyard Kipling
  • Home- Anne Bronte
  • The Walrus and the Carpenter- Lewis Carroll
  • Jabberwocky
  • Non-Fiction

Mythology

  • Introduction to Mythology
  • Greek Mythology: The Creation
  • Greek Mythology: King Midas and the Golden Touch
  • Greek Mythology: Demeter and Persephone
  • Greek Mythology: Theseus and the Minotaur
  • Greek Mythology: Daedalus and Icarus
  • Greek Mythology: The Adventures of Hercules
  • Historical Events & Auto-Biographies
  • Chasing Lincoln’s Killer

Reading passages are provided in a variety of genres and levels. Lexile levels are provided along with rigorous question sets that include several different question types.

Poetry

  • G- Dog Talk
  • G- The Jazz Club
  • H- The Painting
  • I- Melodic Plunk
  • I- Sunlight

Informational Prose

  • G- Russia’s Revolutions
  • G- Amusement Park Physics
  • H-The Right to Complain
  • H- The History of Toys
  • I- Assistanace Animals
  • I- Life Banking

General Prose

  • G- The Cover-up
  • G- The March
  • H- The Test
  • H- Solidarisnoc
  • I- The Coat
  • I- Max’s Memories

Comparison Passages

  • G- Moving Rocks
  • G- Bigfoot
  • H- Bioluminescence
  • H- Big Cats
  • I- Papermaking
  • I- Out of Water

Each set includes 3-5 reading passages and a set of scaffolded questions that lead into an extended response (essay) question.

  • Biomimicry
  • Green Schools
  • Human Animal Interaction
  • Prehistoric Art- Caves

A robust database that allows students to review and practice the conventions of standard written English commonly expected at the middle school level as well as appropriate level spelling and vocabulary.

Sentence Structure

  • Sentence Overview
  • Subjects and Predicates
  • End Marks
  • Fragments
  • Dependent Clauses
  • Run-on Sentences
  • Capital Letters
  • The Compound Sentence
  • The Complex Sentence

Punctuation

  • Using Commas to Separate Items in a Series
  • Using Commas in Compound Sentences
  • Using Commas to Separate Attached Words
  • Using Commas to Isolate Nonessential Parts of a Sentence
  • Using Commas in Standard Situations
  • Using Apostrophes to Show Possession
  • Using Apostrophes in Contractions
  • Using Quotation Marks in Direct Quotes

Usage

  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Verb Tense Agreement
  • Verb Usage Situations
  • Troublesome Verbs
  • Pronouns Used as Subjects
  • Pronouns Used as Objects
  • Pronouns Used in Both Cases
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Comparisons with Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Confusing Words-Common Mistakes with
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Multi-Topical

Spelling

  • Spelling Words
  • Homophones

Develops early language learners’ foundational reading skills through a variety of skill and theme-based activities.

Theme Based

  • Household
  • School
  • Personal Items
  • Food and Drink
  • Greetings-Goodbyes-Personal Info
  • Neighborhood-Travel-Transportation
  • Family-Friends-Holidays & Celebrations
  • Sports, Leisure, and Recreation
  • Nature and the Environment
  • Things to Know

High School

Question sets for some of the most commonly taught literary works.

Novels

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The House on Mango Street
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Of Mice and Men
  • The Outsiders
  • The Pearl
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Speak
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • As I Lay Dying
  • A Separate Peace
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox
  • Things Fall Apart
  • The Book Thief
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • Animal Farm

Drama

  • The Crucible
  • Death of a Salesman
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • Macbeth
  • Hamlet
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Othello
  • Julius Caeser

Memoir

  • Night
  • Poetry-Short Stories – American Authors
  • Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Selected Works of Langston Hughes
  • The Tell-tale Heart
  • The Black Cat
  • The Pit and the Pendulum
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Cask of Amontillado
  • Annabel Lee
  • The Bells
  • The Raven
  • Masque of the Red Death
  • Poetry-Short Stories – Authors From Around the World
  • The Necklace – Guy de Maupassant
  • Poetry-Short Stories- British Authors
  • My Last Duchess- Robert Browning
  • A Room of One’s Own

Selected Works of Langston Hughes

  • A Dream Deferred
  • Dreams
  • I Dream a World
  • I, Too
  • Mother to Son
  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers
  • The Weary Blues
  • Thank You Ma’am

Reading passages are provided in a variety of genres and levels. Lexile levels are provided along with rigorous question sets that include several different question types.

Poetry

  • J- Learning To Swim
  • J- The Angry Man
  • K- Mamie
  • K-First Lesson
  • L- Sonnet 27
  • L- Like a Prism

Informational Prose

  • J- Maya Angelou Excerpt
  • J- School Breakfast Programs
  • K- The Negro Leagues of Baseball
  • K- The Yiddish Theater
  • L- Teen Curfews
  • L- Waiting for the Hippos

General Prose

  • J- Polar Navigation
  • J-American Halloween
  • K- Gratitude: Where Has it Gone?
  • K- The Necessity of Vacations
  • L-The Spirit of a Place
  • L- Jazz: A Reflection of America

Comparison Passages

  • J- Personal Identity
  • J- Life Changes
  • K- Lessons from Childhood
  • K- Creativity
  • L- Boyhood Friendship
  • L- The Power of Reading

Maps, Charts, & Graphs

  • J- Organic Foods
  • J- Straw Bale Construction
  • K- Adolescent Sleep Patterns
  • K- Physical Fitness
  • L- Wind Power
  • L- Global Warming

Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir

  • J-Jane Cooper Narrative
  • J- President for a Month
  • K- John Greenleaf Whittier
  • K-Norman Rockwell
  • L-The American
  • L-Walden-Thoreau

Each set includes 3-5 reading passages and a set of scaffolded questions that lead into an extended response (essay) question.

  • School Dress Codes
  • Community Service
  • Hydraulic Fracturing: Fracking
  • Federal Theatre Project
  • Protection of Privacy
  • Health Care
  • Extinct Species
  • Paying College Athletes
  • Water Pollution
  • Alternative Energy
  • Food and Design
  • Mandatory Voting
  • Genetically Modified Food
  • Celebrities and Humanitarian Causes
  • Music Production
  • The Economy of Music
  • Music and Society
  • Shut Down Your Screen Week
  • The Health Effects of Sugar

A robust database that allows students to review and practice the conventions of standard written English commonly expected at the high school level as well as appropriate level spelling and vocabulary.

Sentence Structure

  • Sentence Overview
  • Subjects and Predicates
  • End Marks
  • Parallel Construction

Punctuation

  • Using Commas in Compound Sentences
  • Using Commas to Separate Attached Words
  • Using Commas to Isolate Nonessential Parts of a Sentence
  • Using Commas in Standard Situations
  • Using Apostrophes to Show Possession
  • Using Apostrophes in Contractions
  • Using Quotation Marks in Direct Quotes
  • Other Punctuation (colon, semicolon, dashes)

Spelling

  • Spelling Words

The Writing Process

  • Composition
  • Sentence Structure
  • Sentence Overview
  • Subjects and Predicates
  • End Marks
  • Parallel Construction

Usage

  • Parts of Speech
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Verb Tense Agreement
  • Verb Usage Situations
  • Troublesome Verbs
  • Pronouns Used as Subjects
  • Pronouns Used as Objects
  • Pronouns Used in Both Cases
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Confusing Words-Common Mistakes with
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Participial Phrases
  • Prepositional Phrases
  • Gerund Phrases
  • Infinitive Phrases
  • Appositive Phrases
  • Independent Clauses
  • Dependent Clauses
  • Adjective Clauses
  • Adverb Clauses
  • Noun Clauses
  • Multi-Topical