Middle School Texts for Learning at Home
These high-interest middle school texts were selected specifically for at-home reading practice.
Two Finalists Vie To Be 'Master Chef Junior'
David Greene (Host)
'Master Chef Junior' finalists set a good example for adult counterparts in final competition.
Why are bees vanishing?
Alison Pearce Stevens
Scientists find a combination of threats that may explain declining honeybee populations.
Excerpt from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Chapter 12
The final chapter of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this excerpt follows Alice back into the real world, reflecting on her incredible experiences in a land of nonsense.
The Griffin and the Minor Canon
Frank R. Stockton
A griffin, drawn from the wild to a nearby town to see a statue made in his likeness, elicits reactions of fear and prejudice from the townspeople.
A clever man is unfairly tricked by three selfish rogues from his town and decides to give the three a taste of their own medicine.
First Female Army Rangers Say They Thought of ‘Future Generations of Women’
The first two women to graduate from The U.S. Army Ranger School recount their experience.
The Alaska Start III
Robert Groves conducts the 2010 United States Census in a village in Alaska.
Hans Christian Andersen
Born in the center of a tulip and stuck forever at her small size, Thumbelina faces many challenges because she is so different from others around her.
Excerpt from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A young boy feels out of place at his school.
Excerpt from Believing in Horses
A young girl and her horse get caught in a storm.
Sylvia Earle: Deep Ocean Explorer
A speaker describes Sylvia Earle, a famous ocean explorer.
The Water of Life
A king employs the services of a faithful servant to complete difficult tasks for him, hoping to win the affections of a beautiful princess.
The Wild Dog of Caucomgomoc
Charles Boardman Hawes
A man makes an unlikely friend in a dog who has been feared by an entire town.
Cracking Code Purple
Anna Ouhchy discusses the discovery made by a female code breaker during World War II.
Math Isn’t Just for Boys
Rachel Crowell discusses why girls pursue math-related activities and careers less often than boys.
Nature Shows How Dragons Might Breathe Fire
Bethany Brookshire uses science to discuss how a dragon might breathe fire.
First Woman to Wear a Boston Bib Races Again, 50 Years Later
Camila Domonoske discusses the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon in 1967.