Elementary Texts for Learning at Home
These high-interest elementary school texts were selected specifically for at-home reading practice.
How Boots Befooled the King
A king challenges the young men of his kingdom: he who is able to fool him shall have his daughter's hand in marriage.
Mahani Zubaidy Gunnell
Mahani Zubaidy Gunnell describes watching a kite fight as a girl.
Walnuts and Watermelons
Mehded Maryam Sinclair
A boy wonders why small walnuts grow from big trees and large watermelons grow from small vines.
Summer with Papaji
Jyoti Singh Visvanath
Jyoti Singh Visvanath discusses visiting her grandfather in the summer as a young girl.
Marjorie R. Sheffer
A fairy struggles to fix her broken wand.
Tickle Tackle Botticelli
A speaker describes a baby learning how to speak.
Move to the Beat
A musician from West Africa teaches students about music.
Omer's Big Dive
Lucinda H. Kennaley
A boy goes on his first dive for pearls in the Arabian Gulf.
Stephen Bishop: Cave Explorer
Judith Boogaart discusses Stephen Bishop’s exploration of Mammoth Cave.
Kayvan the Brave
A weaver’s apprentice becomes a well-known warrior.
Heartbeat of Mother Earth
CR Willing McManis
CR Willing McManis describes what takes place during pow wows.
The Prophet Khizir
A poor man deceives a king in order to feed in family.
Working at the Hospital
Barbara Radner describes working at a hospital.
A girl struggles to get her grandfather to see her as American.