The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (read online)

The War of the Worlds Study Pack at Book Rags


Lesson Plan The War of the Worlds

Lesson Plan The War of the Worlds - the Broadcast

441038: The War of the Worlds The War of the Worlds

The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common near London. At first, naive locals approach the cylinder armed just with a white flag - only to be quickly killed by an all-destroying heat-ray as terrifying tentacled invaders emerge. Soon the whole of human civilization is under threat, as powerful Martians build gigantic killing machines, destroy all in their path with black gas and burning rays, and feast on the warm blood of trapped, still-living human prey. The forces of the Earth, however, may prove harder to beat than they at first appear.

The first modern tale of alien invasion, The War of the Worlds remains one of the most influential of all science-fiction works. Part of a brand-new Penguin series of H.G. Wells's works, this edition includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a further reading list and detailed notes. The introduction, by Brian Aldiss, considers the novel's view of religion and society. Paperback, 199 pages.


764760: War of the Worlds Audio CD War of the Worlds Audio CD
By Edcon Publishing Group

Introduce your students to the classics with this ten-chapter audio CD that not only gets kids interested in the great novels, but also improves their listening skills. Paced narration and exciting sound effects keep students engrossed in the storyline. Each CD includes a word-for-word reading based not on the original novel, but the Edcon Classic Workbook. CDs and workbooks can be used together or independently of each other. Edited & Abridged Audio CD of War of the Worlds. Bring the Classics to Life Series: Level/Grade 3. The accompanying The War of the Worlds may be purchased separately.

307030: The War of the Worlds, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12 The War of the Worlds, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12
By H.G. Wells / ECS Learning Systems

This Novel Unit Student Packet is designed to be used with the not-included War of the World Novel Units Teacher's Guide; the book War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells must be obtained separately.

A few pre-reading activities are included to gauge a student's familiarity with the context of the novel. Once the student has began reading the novel, vocabulary activities, graphic organizers, review and comprehension questions, quizzes, a final test, puzzles, project and essay ideas, and a line-listed answer key are included. Exercises help students focus on literary and character analysis, as well as critical thinking and comprehension skills. Student questions reference the edition quoted in the front cover. [Bantam Books paperback edition, copyright 1988]. Pages are reproducible for classroom use; softcover. Answers included. Grades 9-12.


Other books by H.G. Wells (read online)


The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith (read online) color illustrations

One Thousand and One Nights Study Guide at Book Rags


Online games at Quia Search for "Arabian Nights"

6006X: The Arabian Nights: Illustrated Junior Library Deluxe  Edition The Arabian Nights: Illustrated Junior Library Deluxe Edition
By Grosset & Dunlap

Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights later, her life was spared forever. This enchanting edition has beautiful, rich illustrations in both black and white and color by Earle Goodenow. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

513282: Arabian Nights        - Audiobook on CD Arabian Nights - Audiobook on CD
By Jim Weiss / Greathall Productions Inc

Jim Weiss' storytelling recordings have received numerous awards and have been widely praised in major publications across North America and internationally. He has captivated and delighted child and adult audiences with his original stories and retellings of ancient and modern classics. To hear Jim tell a story is to become swept into the tale, and it is no wonder that young children leave the storyteller's cirlce determined to re-create the drama in their own creative play. Stories include: "Scheherazade," "The Bird Who Speaks," "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and "The Fisherman and the Genie." 1 CD. 1 hour. Recommended for ages 5 and up.


Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin (read online)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Study Guide at Book Rags


102B: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
By Kate Douglas Wiggin / Edcon Publishing Group

"Bringing the Classics" to Life is a Series that uses childrens classics to teach vocabulary words. Within each chapter you will find a Preparation containing Key Words, Necessary Words, and People with the sound and word position within this sentence. Also included are the Preview, Story, Comprehension Check, Vocabulary Check, and such games as Word Search and Matching. Level One.

844202: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Read-Along Set Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Read-Along Set
By Edcon Publishing Group

Read along with this abridged story of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. The audio CD pronounces each word very slowly and distinctly so that young readers will be able to follow every word; quiet and undistracting music is played in the background during the reading. The accompanying workbook contains the written story, lists of words to know, comprehension checks and vocabulary checks. Answers are included. 72 pages, softcover. Bring the Classics to Life Series Level/Grade 1.

288102: Rebecca CDROM Rebecca CDROM
By Edcon Publishing Group

Following the 10-chapter "Bring the Classics to Life" Series format, this novel has been rewritten at a lower reading level, and with new core vocabulary. New teaching vocabulary is defined and used in context, and a preview illustration, dictionary definition and preview question are provided. Students complete ten multiple-choice comprehension questions. The rate of presentation for each chapter varies from 40 to 520 words per minute.

The comprehension and vocabulary scores for thirty students can be maintained within the record keeper. Each student's record is maintained using his or her name, and an individual ID number; student scores may be analyzed on the monitor and/or printed. Windows/PC based CD-ROM.

Bring the Classics to Life Series Level/Grade 1.

System Requirements:

  • Works on any PC
  • Not Mac Compatible


  • The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde (read online)

    A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde (read online)

    A House of Pomegranates Summary at Book Rags


    The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams (read online) color drawings

    The Velveteen Rabbit Study Pack at Book Rags


    44980: The Velveteen Rabbit, Or, How Toys Became Real The Velveteen Rabbit, Or, How Toys Became Real

    This is the story of a little boy and his toy rabbit. The rabbit lived in the cupboard with the other toys. Only the skin horse who had been there for many years was friendly to the rabbit. He explained how the boy's father had loved him for many years and that was how he became real. The little boy started sleeping with his velveteen rabbit and after many hugs and kisses the rabbit becomes real to the youngster.

    315239: The Velveteen Rabbit DVD The Velveteen Rabbit DVD
    By Family 1 Films

    Jane Seymour, Tom Skerritt, and Ellen Burstyn star on this beloved family tale! The Velveteen Rabbit is the story of a young boy who is sent by his father to spend the holiday away. At his grandmother's house Toby  discovers a "magic attic" where three forgotten toys change his life forever. Directed by Michael Landon Jr., The Velveteen Rabbit is a film that combines life-action drama and animated adventure. Rated G. Approx. 88 minutes.

    DVD Features:
    • Cast Interviews
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Trailer
    • English Subtitles
    • Widescreen



    Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss (read online)

    Swiss Family Robinson Study Guide at Book Rags


    416607: The Swiss Family Robinson, Unabridged The Swiss Family Robinson, Unabridged

    After days of being tossed and battered by a raging storm, the ship on which the narrator, his wife, and their four sons are passengers smashes against a reef - and the last lifeboat pulls away without them. Next morning, the intrepid, loving little family finds itself cast away on an uninhabited island. Never losing hope, they retrieve what they can from the ship and construct a life for themselves through their own resourcefulness - building a treehouse, finding such food as coconuts, sugarcane, honey and potatos, and securing themselves against danger. Adventure follows adventure as they explore the island, encounter wild birds and terrifying animals, plant crops, build sturdier shelters, and settle in for a long stay. Although there are many hardships, the family lives in peace and harmony, and even rescues a girl who herself is a castaway on a nearby island. Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

    844104: Edcon Classic Read-Along Series: The Swiss Family Robinson AudioCD Edcon Classic Read-Along Series: The Swiss Family Robinson AudioCD
    By Edcon Publishing Group

    Introduce your students to the classics with this 10 chapter audio CD that not only gets kids interested in the great novels, but also improves their listening skills. Paced narration and exciting sound effects keep students engrossed in the storyline. Each CD includes a word-for-word reading based not on the original novel, but the accompanying Edcon Classic Workbook. CDs and workbooks can be used together or independently of each other. Audio CD is of Swiss Family Robinson. The accompanying The Swiss Family Robinson may be purchased separately. Bring the Classics to Life Series Level/Grade 1.

    095864: Swiss Family Robinson Study Guide on CDROM Swiss Family Robinson Study Guide on CDROM
    By Progeny Press

    The Swiss Family Robinson follows the Robinsons, a Swiss family journeying to a new life in a far-off colony, as they are shipwrecked and abandoned on an uncharted island. Through their own resourcefulness and the provision of God, they not only survive, but thrive, in their new home.

    Progeny Press Study Guides provide teachers, parents, and students with literary analysis based upon the foundation of the Bible. Examining well-written literature in relation to biblical standards, students will develop and refine how they deal with man's philosophies while learning about the craft of writing. Progeny Press Study Guides interact with literature as works of art and philosophy as they explain and use literary terms; examine plot construction; dig into character studies; and bring attention to themes and ideas the author has crafted.

    This interactive CD-ROM contains a full-version study guide .pdf file. Pages can be printed off as needed or students can enter answers directly on the computer and save their work-in-progress; parents can also grade work on the computer, leaving comments and notes within the file. Answers are not automatically graded, as most answers are in essay-form. This CD-ROM includes the study guide .pdf, answer key .pdf, and and ReadMe file; the booklet is not included. Work must be printed out, and cannot be completed on the computer. Grades 7-9.

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