Classics

To meet today's rigorous standards, students need to read more and more complex authentic texts. With this Classics collection, students can engage with famous authors, stories, and poems in literature. Shorter texts are contained in a single book, while longer texts are presented in multiple books, or parts, to allow for flexibility in the instructional approach.

The Adventure of the Speckled Band

Multi-Part
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusted assistant Dr. Watson set out to investigate a woman's mysterious death.

 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Multi-Part
Travel along with young Alice as she journeys through the strange and mysterious world of Wonderland.

The Call of the Wild

Multi-Part
Buck the dog is stolen from his California home and made to work as a sled dog during the Klondike Gold Rush. Does he have what it takes to survive?

 

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

This story-within-a-story features a man who loves to gamble on just about anything, and tells how he and his prized jumping frog are tricked by a man who loves to win.

A Christmas Carol

Multi-Part
A Christmas Carol tells the story of one man's transformation after being shown his past, present, and future. This leads to his discovery of the true spirit of Christmas.

 

The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi is a Christmas story about a poor young couple who sacrifice their most valued possessions for each other, resulting in a typical O. Henry twist ending.

A Little Princess

Multi-Part
Sara is the richest girl at her London boarding school. But when tragedy strikes, she must spend her days working as a maid and her nights in the attic. Will her character and imagination see her through?

 

The Lumber-Room

Young Nicholas escapes the watchful eye of his aunt and discovers the hidden wonders of the lumber-room.

The Necklace

Mathilde Loisel is pretty, but she longs to be wealthy. She borrows an expensive diamond necklace from a friend to wear to a ball, then loses it.

 

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Set during the Civil War, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge describes the experiences of a Confederate sympathizer who is about to be hanged by the Federal army.

The Raven

This classic American poem by Edgar Allan Poe tells the tale of a young man who is confronted by a raven as he agonizes over the loss of his beloved Lenore.

 

The Red Badge of Courage

Multi-Part
When young Henry Fleming joins the Union Army to fight in the U.S. Civil War, he soon learns that his greatest enemy may be his own fear.

The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes

The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes tells the story of Davidson, a scientist who sees an entirely different reality than his body experiences after a laboratory accident.

 

The Reluctant Dragon

Multi-Part
In The Reluctant Dragon, a young boy befriends a dragon. When St. George comes to slay the dragon, the boy must defend his new friend.

Through the Looking Glass

Multi-Part
Travel along with young Alice as she journeys through a strange and mysterious looking-glass world.

 

To Build a Fire

Multi-Part
A man and a dog travel on the Yukon Trail in winter. When the man falls through the ice, he must stop and build a fire before he freezes.

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit tells the story of a toy animal's longing to become real and how unconditional love helps him to understand what that means.

 

The Wind in the Willows

Multi-Part
Enjoy the adventures of Rat, Mole, Badger, and troublemaking Toad in this classic tale set in the English countryside.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Multi-Part
A cyclone carries a young girl from the Kansas prairie to the magical land of Oz. There, she journeys to the Wizard of Oz for a chance to return home.