Intermediate Grades Chapters

3rd to 5th grades students enjoy stories for learning and they can use what they learn and primary sources they find to build stories of their own.

George Pollard, a Nantucket-based whaler whose first command was the whaling ship Essex, made a series of mistakes soon after leaving the harbor in Au...

In his "Nutcracker" story, E.T.A. Hoffman begins his tale on Christmas Eve. Lots of surprises are in store for the children!

As "The Nutcracker" tale comes to a close, expect the unexpected for Marie and The Nutcracker.

Drosselmeier and his companion continue their quest to find both the hard nut, called Crackatooth, and the person who can crack it. They need both to ...

As Godfather Drosselmeier continues his story about Princess Pirlipat, he stuns Marie. What happened to Pirlipat while the cats were asleep?

Although the Captain is in charge of a ship, and his word is "law," George Pollard - captain of the Essex, a whaleship - gives-in to Owen Chase, his F...

As Nutcracker resumes his ability to speak, he visits Marie. Asking her to travel with him, to see wonderful things, Nutcracker assures Marie that she...

The original story of "The Nutcracker," by E.T.A. Hoffman, introduces us to the Nutcracker in Chapter 3 where this interesting wooden creature is call...

As Marie stays up late, to play with the Nutcracker and her other Christmas gifts, the clock strikes and strange things occur. The Nutcracker comes to...

After a wild night of the Nutcracker battling the Mouse King (and his army), Marie wakes-up to a doctor sitting by her bedside. No one believes that s...

Marie believes that she is on a tour of a magical metropolis, with Nutcracker, but then she wakes up. Was she dreaming or did Nutcracker deliver her s...

In E.T.A. Hoffman's story about "The Nutcracker," a family gathers around the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. In addition to all the wonderful presen...

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