Passages

The following are excerpts from children's literature that will inspire and educate. These are short passages from over 300 novels obtained from public school libraries that allow teachers, tutors and parents to assess student abilities and interests in selected works of fiction. To help choose books that are appropriate for your student's level, the listing has been organized by reading level.

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Animal Farm

by George Orwell

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Dr. Franklin's Island

by Ann Halam

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

by Robert C. O'Brien

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Rascal

by Sterling North

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Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry

by Mildred Taylor

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The Blue Sword

by Jean Craighead George

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The Cay

by Theodore Taylor

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The Fellowship of the Ring

by J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Fixer

by Bernard Malamud

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The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Red Badge of Courage

by Steven Crane

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The Thief

by Megan Whalen Turner

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