Differentiated Classics Reading Level 3-4
Adapted Classics at Two Reading Levels
Readability Level: 3rd/4th Grade Readability
Recommended Ages: 9-18+
Subject/Genre: Classic Literature
DRP Lexile Rating: Lexile: 140-250
These timeless classics are now offered at two different reading levels. The covers are virtually identical, but the versions at the lower reading level have larger type and more white space. Now all your students can enjoy classic literature!
The Call of the Wild
Buck is much bigger and stronger than the other dogs. But he wasn't born to the savage life of the Alaskan frontier. Can he survive the bitter weather, a vicious rival, and the deadly mistakes of his bungling owners?
A Christmas Carol
Cold-hearted Scrooge is the stingiest man in all of London. Could anything make him a kind and caring human being? Probably not. But the spirit of Christmas is very powerful.
Victor Frankenstein was only trying to advance the cause of science. How could his experiment have produced such a terrible result? Was there any real chance that Victor could stop the monster before he murdered again?
Pip is headed for an apprenticeship at the blacksmith's forge. Then an anonymous donor sends Pip to London to live as a gentleman. Pip is sure he knows the identity of his secret benefactor. He couldn't be more surprised when he finds out the truth.
The ghost of the murdered king begs his son to get revenge. But young Prince Hamlet is beset by doubts and unable to bring himself to action. If he waits too long, however, he could well become the murderer's next target.
Freedom is everything to Huck Finn. How can he avoid being "civilized" by Widow Douglas? But Huck has more important things on his mind, like helping his friend Jim escape the slave-catchers!
Fearful of Caesar's growing power, a group of Roman politicians plots his death. Can a man remain loyal to Caesar and still be loyal to Rome? Caesar's noble friend Brutus must make a terrible decision.
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet fall in love at first sight. Yet the bitter feud between their families forbids all contact. Can the power of their love stand up against such a longstanding history of hatred?
The Scarlet Letter
The vengeful Puritans of Boston demand that Hester name her baby's father. Can the new doctor in town unlock the mystery of the shameful secret? Hester's gentle pastor can't or won't help her.
Tom and his pal Huck Finn were only out looking for fun. They never dreamed they'd witness a murder! Tom already has his hands full, wooing Becky Thatcher, painting a fence, and hunting for Injun Joe's buried treasure!
See link to Reading Level 1 titles below.