Globe Stories of Surprise and Wonder Txc 92c
In less than one class period, students can easily finish short pieces that include traditional tales and myths of the Americas and the Caribbean, famous heroes and infamous villains like King Arthur and Jesse James, and original stories of incredible feats - many based on real-life disasters such as the Titanic and Hurricane Andrew. Students also explore plays drawing on diverse individuals and events from history, classic science, and fiction.
Interest Level: 6-12Reading Level: 3-8
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I remember Herbert had to keep the wipers going. And it was after dusk when we
first saw her. I know it was dark, 'cause I remember first seeing her in the lights
ahead. Neither Herbert nor I spoke. He slowed down, and the girl stopped
The mist turned to light rain. Just before we got to the river, Herbert broke the
silence. "Where are you going in Claremont, Miss?" There was no reply. "It's
coming on to rain," Herbert said. "And we got time to deliver you." "Oh," the girl
Yet there had to be some explanation. "Come," Herbert said. We hurried toward
the house. It was a big, square box-like building. Lights were on in nearly every
room. Splotches of brightness covered the wet lawn. The door had a name on it: ...