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.
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.