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Grade 9 Reading Lesson 8 Poetry – The Brook

Grade 9 Reading Lesson 8 Poetry - The Brook

Level: Grade 9    Genre:    

This is a wonderfully lyrical poem, even for Alfred Lord Tennyson – in places it verges on pure music. In fact, it is hardly necessary to understand it – just let the images and beautifully patterned rhythms flow past, evoking the babbling brook. As we read along, we are told of the brook’s journey and its eternal passing. ‘The Brook’ is Alfred Lord Tennyson’s way of describing natural beauty.
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Grade 4 Reading Lesson 3 Fables And Folktales – A Fisherman

Grade 4 Reading Lesson 3 Fables And Folktales - A Fisherman

Level: Grade 4    Genre:    

Whoever thought that the sea has castles, and mermaids, and treasures and kings and queens underneath? It is so unbelievable. Urashima Taro, the fisherman found it puzzling too. But then, he not only got to see the the place, but he also live there. Let us now read about this fisherman.
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Grade 2 Reading Lesson 15 Fables And Folktales – The Gingerbread Boy

Grade 2 Reading Lesson 15 Fables And Folktales - The Gingerbread Boy

Level: Grade 2    Genre:    

How fast can you run? Can you run as fast as the gingerbread boy in this story? Why is he called the gingerbread boy? And why is he running? Read about the gingerbread boy.
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Grade 3 Reading Lesson 2 Short Stories – Who Did Patrick’s Homework?

Grade 3 Reading Lesson 2 Short Stories - Who Did Patricks Homework

Level: Grade 3    Genre:    

I always hated homework. After a long and tired day at school, I didn’t like working at home. But I realized that homework helps students learn. And they can be fun too.
Patrick also hated homework. He never completed them. Someone had to teach him a lesson. Who was that someone? Did Patrick start doing his homework? Let us read this interesting story and find out.

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Grade 4 Reading Lesson 19 Fairy Tales – Peter Pan from Neverland

Level: Grade 4    Genre:    

This is the world of Neverland. Here are mermaids, pixies, gnomes and fairies. All of them are nice. But Pirate Hook is not-so-good. Let us read what happens when three children from the real world enter the magical world of Neverland.
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Grade 8 Reading Lesson 24 Short Stories – Three Questions

Grade 8 Reading Lesson 24 Short Stories - Three Questions

Level: Grade 8    Genre:    

An emperor wants his three questions answered. All over the kingdom, the announcement is done. People come from far and wide to please the emperor with their answers to the three questions, but all in vain. Does the emperor ever find the answer to his questions in the way that he wants? This is what this story by Leo Tolstoy is all about.
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Grade 1 Reading Lesson 24 Fairy Tales – Jack And The Beanstalk

Grade 1 Reading Lesson 24 Fairy Tales - Jack And The Beanstalk

Level: Grade 1    Genre:    

Do you know what giants look like? They are a hundred times bigger than us, and yes, they are scary. What will you do if you come face to face to a giant? In this story, Jack comes face to face with a frightening giant. Let’s find out what he does.
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Grade 7 Reading Lesson 14 Biographies – Nelson Mandela

Grade 7 Reading Lesson 14 Biographies - Nelson Mandela

Level: Grade 7    Genre:    

Nelson Mandela was jailed for 30 long years. While Nelson was in prison, he was offered freedom if he would stop his violent actions. He refused this offer.
Why was he jailed? And what are the ‘violent actions’? You’ll have to go through this lesson to find out more about this great person.

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Grade 6 Reading Lesson 24 Nonfiction – Philosopher’s Corner – Socrates

Grade 6 Reading Lesson 24 Nonfiction - Philosopher’s Corner - Socrates

Level: Grade 6    Genre:    

There is no accurate picture of Socrates and his philosophical viewpoint. It is because Socrates never wrote his philosophical texts, and whatever we know about him is based entirely on the writings by his students. This is called the Socratic Problem.
Let us find out how much the students conveyed about Socrates through their writings.

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Grade 6 Reading Lesson 3 Poetry – Under Ground

Grade 6 Reading Lesson 3 Poetry - Under Ground

Level: Grade 6    Genre:    

It is dark underground; and it is as quiet as the land of the dead. All sort horrible smell seems to tower when I dig up the soil. The earthworms, and ants, and leeches come out of nowhere. I can’t even imagine how other living animals find it comfortable underground.
To the poet James Reeves, the place underground is pleasant and secure. Let us read more about what he thinks of the place.

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