Literature for Big Kids

Make this summer count by reading interesting, classic stories with your big kid! Kids will read fables and excerpts from classic literature, and even make their own stories with these activities that keep them learning to avoid the summer slide.

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Stone Soup

The classic children's fable "Stone Soup" is all about sharing! Share this story with your young reader to build basic comprehension skills.
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Treasure Island Coloring Page

In the first page in a series of Treasure Island coloring pages, Jim meets Billy Bones and learns about Captain Flint's buried treasure.
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Write a Collaborative Story

This fun writing activity takes a regular task - writing a story - and transforms it into a collaborative writing experience for hilarious results!
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Three Billy Goats Gruff Story

Get reading going with your own Three Billy Goats Gruff story booklet.
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The Tain

The Tain, formally known as Tain Bo Cuailnge, is an epic from early Irish literature. Read The Tain for kids in this worksheet, and learn about its characters.
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Make a Story with Magnetic Words

For Read Across America Day, challenge your first grader to come up with her very own story using magnetic words inspired by "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.
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The Tortoise and the Hare Fable

Help your early reader get to know a classic Aesop's fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. He'll make a prediction about what will happen, and identify the moral.
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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Read this excerpt from The Hound of the Baskervilles, then use your Sherlockian skills of observation to identify different character traits.
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Reading Comprehension: Dr. Dolittle

Young readers can build their comprehension skills as they read this passage from a children's classic, "The Story of Dr. Dolittle."
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The Ugly Duckling

Read a classic fable with your beginning reader! This story page for "The Ugly Duckling" will help build reading skills.
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