Welcome to the Online Reading for Fluency site!

We have selected some online sites that have "graded reading" so that you can read interesting material that is not too difficult for you. Hopefully, you can read them without using your dictionary.
  1. To find a reading, you can either click on one of the listed sites, or you can click directly on one of the links below the site name that goes directly to the reading passage. The site will open in a new tab or window.
  2. After you have read it, then you can take a quick 3-item quiz on the story. In the future, you will be able to keep a record of the quizzes you take and your score on each quiz on a Google document. Right now, however, please keep your own record, perhaps on a spreadsheet that you create.
  3. The information after the title, like this [xxxx/y.z] shows the number of words in the reading "xxxx" and a number to show the relative difficulty of the reading like "3.2". A lower number is easier.
We hope that you enjoy using this site!

Choose stories that match your own language level.
A2-B1Rong-Chang American Stories
A2-B1Voice of America, Famous Americans
B1British Council Teens
B2-C1British Council Learning English
The quizzes on this site were designed with the cooperation of the students of Prof. C.A. Lal of the University of Kerala, India.
Find more free material for reading and listening practice at: ER-Central.com

Level: B2-C1 BC Learning English: General English Stories (BCGE)

A Serious Case [1342/3.1]
Alberto's new neighbours [673/3.1]
Coming back up [745/3.6]
Elephants, bananas and Aunty Ethel [1338/3.9]
King of the pumpkins [1160/2.7]
Mr Smith's new nose [1232/2.9]
Scarlett [581/5]
The birth of a star [586/4.9]
The Christmas the lights went out [1955/4]
The comeback [1151/4.6]
The Dinosaur in Jake's Garage [1396/4.7]
The fix [1067/4.3]
The golden boys [1147/4.8]
The interesting most boring man in the world [876/4.8]
The skier [718/3.4]

Level: A2-B1 BC Learning English Teens: Graded Readings (BCGR)

The stories in this section come from the British Council "LearningEnglishTeens" website. Each story is written at three levels of difficulty. The quizzes are based on the Elementary level. After you have read it and taken the quiz, try to read the "Intermediate" or "Upper Intermediate" versions. It's the same story but with more detail and more vocabulary. If you understand the basic story, maybe you can guess the meaning of the vocabulary without needing a dictionary!

A walk in the forest [802/0.8]
Amazing adventures [448/7]
Animals in the city [427/5]
Bad secrets [916/3]
Bully [702/1.7]
Cheat! [751/3.1]
Dreams [535/5]
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls [533/6]
Graffiti and street art [459/5.4]
Guess what? [925/2.5]
Happiness [530/3.8]
Hidden treasure in the Rocky Mountains [544/5.2]
LA Skaters [517/5.7]
Life as a YouTuber [564/5.3]
Love in blind [688/2.8]
Mystery train [538/1.4]
Rumpelstiltskin--a modern retelling [591/2.7]
The Hunger Games -- book review [439/5.9]
The Life of Pi --book review [498/6.2]
The only thing to fear is… [493/3.2]
The text [792/2.6]
Where's Roxy? [702/1.9]
Why is Charlie do cool... like? [495/6.2]
Wonder--Book review [409/5.1]

Level: A2  Rong-Chang English for Intermediate Readers (ESLREAD)

The stories in this section come from the Dr. Rong Chang Lee's website. There are many different collections of stories on the site. Almost all of the material was originally made for learners of American English, so you can learn many different things about American culture. There are many advertisements, but the money that the site makes is used to provide scholarships.

1. New to America [200/3.1]
2. A Haircut [215/3.6]
3. The Yardman [209/3]
4. Grab Your Umbrellas [203/2.4]
5. Shopping for Bargains [227/2.6]
6. Horses to Ride [214/1.9]
7. Does Garlic Mean Garlic? [215/3.7]
8. A Shower Injury [206/2.5]
9. Pete's Sharp Knife [225/2.9]
10. Provider Overbills Customer [204/5.2]
11. A Good Sandwich [204/2]
12. Sara's Upset Stomach [223/3]
13. Please Marry Me! [207/2.5]
14. Laundry Day [212/6.1]
15. A Noisy Neighbor [218/2.3]
16.The New Realtor [201/3.7]
17.The Fire Alarm [217/4.7]
18.Eddie's short visit [245/2.5]
19.Carbon Monoxide [213/5.4]
20.A Visit To Asia [259/3.4]
21.School Boys [215/5.3]
22.The Loose Button [225/3.5]
23.The Pile of Paper [195/3.3]
24.Brushing and Flossing [206/4.4]
25.Raising the Kids [234/3.7]
26.A Clean Toilet bowl [212/3.9]
27. A Love Letter [253/2.6]
28.Spock Saves His Dad [248/5.6]
29.A Bird Attack [247/3.3]
30. A Daytime Robbery [218/2.5]
31.The Motorcycle Rider [267/3.9]
32.The Breakup [239/3]
33.Famous Model Dies [231/5.8]
34.Shopping Carts Everywhere [254/4.4]
35.Four Slit Throats [205/5.9]
36.Trick Or Treat [213/4.8]
37.A Jealous Girlfriend [245/2.2]
38.Towns Hit by Snow Storms [223/4.3]
39.Another Jealous Girlfriend [239/2.4]
40.She Loves Her Son [157/5]
41.The Doctor's Exam [225/4.3]
42.Hospitals Can Make You Sick [210/6]
43.English Is So Hard [211/3.6]
44.Hollywood Stars and Tourists [247/6]
45.GEICO'S Tv Lizard [232/6.2]
46.Law and Order in LA? [236/6.1]
47.Destruction Of Iraq [206/7.2]
48. Have you Seen This Man? [228/5.2]
49.LA Traffic Report [236/5.4]
50. LA Radio News [236/6.8]
51. Trash Truck Misses Pick-up [284/4.6]
52. Her First Driving Accident [285/3.6]
53. Maybe You're Not a Good Principal [243/7.1]
54. I've Got You Covered [322/4.7]
55. Paris Goes to Jail in LA [292/7.6]
56. A Year with No TV [309/5]
57. Let's Buy Some Paint [293/3.3]
58. I Need Water for My Clients [315/4.7]
59. Putting Bunny to Sleep [219/5]
60. Where Is That Darn Battery? [345/5]
61. If You Really Love Me… [219/4]
62. The Wedding Gift (1) [235/6]
63. The Wedding Gift (2) [291/4]
64. Does a Tiger Change Its Stripes? [282/6]
65. There's No Place Like an Open House [292/7]
66. "We Could Have All Died!" [244/6]
67. It's the Thought that Counts [299/5]
68. Who Ordered the Scallops? [288/5]
69. You're Not My Daddy [305/5]
70. Let He Who Is Without Sin… [263/9]
71. Shopping at the 99 Cents Store [306/5]
72. Betting Big in Vegas [296/5]
73. Priced to Sell! [243/7]
74. The Handyman Comes [286/3]
75. A Woman Has Needs [264/4]
76. A Hot Day and a Cool Pool [396/6]
77. Up, Up, and Away [236/8]
78. Man's Best Friend [247/9]
79. Six Feet Under [232/8]
80. An Unhappy Worker [258/5.8]
81. Why the Sky Is Brown [320/5.1]
82. It's a Small World [239/4.9]
83. Suspicious Shoppers [319/2.4]
84. Death Is Part of Life [250/4.2]
85. Tagger Shoots Woman [250/4.2]
86. Crime on the Rise [310/3.8]
87. Too Soft on Crime [248/6.2]
88. Pluto Chases Kid [281/4.3]
89. In Harm's Way [313/7]
90. "Semper Buy" [310/7.5]
91. A Little Respect, Please [266/5.6]
92. A Dream from Beyond (1) [252/4.3]
93. A Dream from Beyond (2) [277/2.3]
94. A Trip to Egypt [277/5.1]
95. No Doughnuts for Old Folks [281/6.2]
96. It's Just Business [285/3.2]
97. A Walk in the Wild [275/4.2]
98. Elvis Is Alive and Well [299/4.9]
99. Bad Weed, Bad Call [270/2.5]
100. Shark Attack [254/3.8]
101. Love in the Hospital [249/4.6]
102. Interstate Bridge Collapses [298/7.2]
103. Stop Selling Those Bunnies [288/7.6]
104. Actor Tries to Kill Himself [281/7.3]
105. US Senator Says He's not Gay [311/5.5]
106. E. Coli Is Everywhere [271/7.1]
107. Influenza [280/8.6]
108. The Hospital Orderly (1) [234/8.3]
109. The Hospital Orderly (2) [258/5.7]
110. Flower Power [344/5.3]
111. Dog Inherits Millions [299/6.1]
112. Man Holds Staff Hostage [407/5.9]
113. Young Boy Defends Sister [277/5.9]
114. Remember Me? [342/3.5]
115. The Way to a Man's Heart… [343/2.3]
116. Homemade Ship to Sail Around the World [286/4.7]
117. LA City Council Passes New Dog-Barking Law [297/6.3]
118. Man Flies 200 Miles in Lawn Chair (1) [227/3.3]
119. Man Flies 200 Miles in Lawn Chair (2) [286/3.2]
120. Cleaning a Dirty Plate [318/3.5]
121. Her Driving Lesson [250/4.3]
122. Hurricane Dean [288/6.2]
123. Adventurer Disappears [285/7.1]
124. Nursing Student Disappears [314/5.5]
125. The Lovely Banana [341/6.4]
126. Smells like Chicken [246/7.1]
127. The Wedding (1) [361/6.7]
128. The Wedding (2) [324/4]
129. The Waiter [342/4.2]
130. Your Country Thanks You [302/6.4]
131. D.B. Cooper Lives On (1) [203/2]
132. D.B. Cooper Lives On (2) [249/2.3]
133. I'm No Alcoholic! [293/3.4]
134. 48 Homes Burn Down near Malibu (1) [230/6.3]
135. 48 Homes Burn Down near Malibu (2) [252/5.6]
136. Drought Attacks Georgia [246/8.2]
137. A Bad MRI Experience [295/5.8]
138. Body in a Barrel (1) [215/4.4]
139. Body in a Barrel (2) [331/4.7]
140. Red Meat, Gray Water [319/7.4]
141. All Bite, No Bark [314/5.7]
142. Tiger Kills Two Men (1) [235/4.3]
143. Tiger Kills Two Men (2) [189/7.1]
144. Red Flowers Make Her See Red [365/3.5]
145. The Starbucks Robbery [254/6.1]
146. The Argument (1) [252/2.6]
147. The Argument (2) [219/2.2]
148. The Toilet Tank (1) [284/3.4]
149. The Toilet Tank (2) [332/4.8]
150. Santa Molested by Young Woman [333/4.4]
151. Fire Kills Two Young Girls [274/7.5]
152. Police Arrest Fire-Starters [280/6.9]
153. Get out of "Jail" (1) [243/4.9]
154. Get out of "Jail" (2) [229/5.2]
155. New Year Celebrations Around the World [338/8]
156. Man Leaves $50K to Waitress (1) [267/4.3]
157. Man Leaves $50K to Waitress (2) [266/4.8]
158. Who Needs School? [292/7]
159. Black Friday [345/6]
160. JFK Assassination [325/10.1]
161. Don't Top Off the Tanks [294/7.7]
162. The Clapper [337/5.4]
163. Tuberculosis Still Kills [246/7.9]
164. Old Dogs Become Young Again [326/3.2]
165. Ham and Eggplant [408/3.3]
166. A Hole in Her Ear (1) [253/2.1]
167. A Hole in Her Ear (2) [243/4.2]
168. The Drugs Keep Coming [296/9.9]
169. Woman Searches for Missing Husband (1) [245/6.7]
170. Woman Searches for Missing Husband (2) [263/5]
171. Don't Get Mad—Get Even [352/4]
172. The Christmas Gift (1) [210/4]
173. The Christmas Gift (2) [250/4.3]
174. The Haircut (1) [209/3.2]
175. The Haircut (2) [217/5.5]
176. The Robbery at the Mall (1) [351/4]
177. The Robbery at the Mall (2) [361/5.3]
178. The Driving Lesson (1) [308/3]
179. The Driving Lesson (2) [314/3.8]
180. The Move to Georgia (1) [246/5.9]
181. The Move to Georgia (2) [313/5.1]
182. I'll Get a Job in a Restaurant [289/5.3]
183. A Cleaner River (1) [246/5.2]
184. A Cleaner River (2) [252/6.6]
185. The Spitter [335/3]
186. Kill Those Flies (1) [234/3.1]
187. Kill Those Flies (2) [225/2]
188. The Oil Change (1) [245/5]
189. The Oil Change (2) [314/4]
190. Boy Starts Huge Fire [320/8]
191. Writers Go on Strike [323/8]
192. Please Don't Hurt Me! [292/5]
193. It's Just a Little White Lie [318/3]
194. Jury Service in California [323/5]
195. The Rude Golfer (1) [168/4]
196. The Rude Golfer (2) [232/3]
197. Man Invents Toilet for Cars [302/4.7]
198. Monkeys Cause Man's Death [262/5.2]
199. The Light Eater (1) [198/4.7]
200. The Light Eater (2) [261/4.5]
201. The Slow Computer (1) [199/4.1]
202. The Slow Computer (2) [227/3.3]
203. The Careful Reader [343/3.5]
204. Avoid the Flu [259/6.7]
205. Magician Attracts Women [286/9.1]
206. US Border Patrol [301/7.5]
207. Car Shopping in California [330/4.3]
208. Happy Anniversary [269/2.9]
209. "Read All about It!" [315/3.7]
210. A Factory Worker [296/4.3]
211. Bad Pork [270/3.4]
212. Don't Eat the Meat [274/8.2]
213. Copper Robbers [235/8.3]
214. Weekly Driving Lessons (1) [245/3.1]
215. Weekly Driving Lessons (2) [281/4.3]
216. Laundry Day (1) [237/4.7]
217. Laundry Day (2) [245/3.9]
218. The Bargain CD Set (1) [232/4.2]
219. The Bargain CD Set (2) [276/3.5]
220. It's All Over [272/5]
221. The New Clothes (1) [242/3.5]
222. The New Clothes (2) [270/3.5]
223. Food as Punishment [251/7.1]
224. US Passports Outsourced [264/8]
225. The Demanding Son [288/4.2]
226. A Practical Joke [292/4.5]
227. The Dead Pedestrian [281/4.7]
228. Bad News, Good News [271/4.6]
229. The Cluster Balloonist [285/5.2]
230. The Rude Clerk [297/3.7]
231. The Tax Charge [223/6.2]
232. The Fire in the Hills (1) [205/5.6]
233. The Fire in the Hills (2) [226/5.3]
234. The Vacuum Cleaner Filter (1) [231/5.6]
235. The Vacuum Cleaner Filter (2) [237/4.1]
236. The Rental Car (1) [213/6.1]
237. The Rental Car (2) [213/6.1]
238. The Marathon Cheater [254/7.2]
239. Honoring G.W. Bush [269/6.8]
240. School Bus Crashes [300/6.6]
241. The Chipped Teeth [315/4.5]
242. Don't Take My Property [246/7.5]
243. New Law for Taco Trucks [282/5.7]
244. The Horrible Face (1) [215/5.6]
245. The Horrible Face (2) [240/4.4]
246. The Refund (1) [253/3.5]
247. The Refund (2) [259/4.4]
248. Shut Your Mouth [285/4.4]
249. TSA's New Policy (1) [220/4]
250. TSA's New Policy (2) [28/6.8]
251. I'm Pregnant [282/3.1]
252. Court Approves Same-Sex Marriage [234/8.8]
253. Making Peace with Russia [297/7.4]
254. Impolite to His Brother [273/6.3]
255. Protecting the Public [289/9]
256. Malibu to License Paparazzi [309/7.1]
257. The Cyclone in Myanmar [297/6]
258. I'm Moving to NY [301/3.4]
259. The Heart Attack (1) [318/3.5]
260. The Heart Attack (2) [307/3.5]
261. The 2008 Masters [278/6.2]
262. The Bloody Forehead [270/3.5]
263. Feds Threaten WWII Vet [320/4.8]
264. Let's Speak English [307/4.7]
265. Bad Dreams [293/2.4]

Level: B1  Voice of America - Famous Persons (VIOBIO)

The biographies in this section were created for radio programs on the Voice of America, so each link has the entire audio, telling the story of a famous American. The full script is there for you to read. You can try listening first and then reading, or you can read the story first and then listen to it.

Activists
Betty Friedan [1319/8]
Cesar Chavez [1370/7.9]
Frederick Douglass [1442/6.9]
Jane Jacobs [1292/8.7]
Margaret Sanger [1344/8.2]
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Part 1 [1322/6.6]
Martin Luther King, Jr. - Part 2 [971/6.3]
Molly Brown [1512/6.6]
Rosa Parks [1414/7.4]
Samuel Gompers [1414/7.3]
Susan B. Anthony [1422/5.9]
W.E.B. Du Bois [1518/6.3]

Artists
Andy Warhol [1388/7.3]
Diane Arbus [1392/6.9]
Edward Hopper [1407/6.5]
Edward Weston [1303/6.9]
George Catlin - Part 1 [1434/5.5]
George Catlin - Part 2 [1304/6.7]
Georgia O'Keefe [1415/6.9]
Isabella Stewart Gardner [1453/7.9]
Jackson Pollock [1414/7.1]
Leonardo da Vinci [1476/7.8]
Mary Cassatt [1483/7.3]
Nam June Paik [1493/6.8]
Robert Rauschenberg [1399/8.2]
Winslow Homer Winslow Homer move to New York in 1959? [1466/6.5]

Athletes
Arthur Ashe [1476/5.5]
Babe Ruth [1475/4.7]
Bob Feller [1439/6.7]
Jackie Robinson [1368/8.2]
Jesse Owens [1439/6]
John Wooden [552/6.7]
Kay Yow and Betty Jameson [1295/7.5]
Lou Gehrig [1497/5.7]
Roberto Clemente [1395/7.5]
Wilma Rudolph [1374/6.7]

Business & Industry
Henry Ford - Part 1 [1534/5]
Henry Ford - Part 2 [1466/6.3]
Katharine Graham [1299/8.2]
Madam C.J. Walker [1465/5.4]
Mary Kay Ash [1440/7.2]
Milton Hershey [1429/6.8]
Ray Kroc [1337/7.1]
William Randolph Hearst [1312/7.3]

Entertainers
Annie Oakley [1191/6.6]
Billy Wilder [1335/7.5]
Bob Hope [1211/6.8]
Charlton Heston [1426/7.5]
Cliff Robertson [1560/7]
Eartha Kitt [1068/7]
Edward R. Murrow [1462/7.6]
Elizabeth Taylor [1564/6.4]
Fred Astaire [1078/5.8]
Gene Kelly [1022/6.2]
George Abbott [1098/5.5]
Harry Houdini [1464/4.9]
Hollywood Producers [1365/7.6]
Jack Benny [1529/6.8]
James Stewart [1505/6.4]
Jessica Tandy [1477/6.6]
Katharine Hepburn [1521/6.5]
Lucille Ball [1173/6.5]
Mae West [1455/6]
Marilyn Monroe [1379/5.1]
Marlon Brando [1478/6.8]
Martha Graham [1260/7.9]
The Marx Brothers [1693/4.4]
Milton Berle [1465/6.8]
Patricia Neal [1659/6.5]
Paul Newman [1604/6.4]
Soupy Sales [795/6.7]
Sydney Pollack [1664/7]
Walt Disney [1301/6.1]
Willis Conover [1262/6.9]

Health
Clara Barton [1422/6.2]
Doctor Spock [1350/7.2]
Elizabeth Blackwell [1412/6.5]
Eunice Kennedy Shriver [1454/8.3]
Six Medical Research Heroes [1253/6.5]

Inventors, etc.
Buckminster Fuller [1397/6.1]
Frank Lloyd Wright [1328/7.1]
George Ballas [440/5.2]
James Rouse [1331/6.7]
Louis Kahn [1365/6.7]
Philo Farnsworth [1382/7.3]
Radio Pioneers [1227/8.7]
Steve Fossett [1469/7.7]
Thomas Edison [1360/7.5]
The Wright Brothers [1388/5.5]

Journalists
Margaret Bourke-White-1 [1425/6.7]
Margaret Bourke-White-2 [1416/7.2]
Carl Rowan - Reporter [1367/7]
Henry Loomis [1434/8.3]
Ida Tarbell - Reporter [1351/6.3]
Jacob Riis - Reporter [1531/4.5]
Nellie Bly - Reporter [1474/5.7]
Walter Cronkite - Reporter [1767/7]

Musicians
Aaron Copland - Composer [879/7]
Bess Lomax Hawes [335/9]
Billie Holiday [1129/7]
Beverly Sills [1095/9]
Bo Diddley [964/5]
Burl Ives [1001/4]
Irving Berlin [1053/6]
The Carter Family [1089/5]
Celia Cruz - Salsa [969/6]
Charlie Parker - Jazz [1073/7]
Cole Porter- Part 1 [1081/6]
Cole Porter- Part 2 [908/5.8]
Duke Ellington- Part 1 [866/5.7]
Duke Ellington- Part 2 [766/6]
Ella Fitzgerald [839/6.5]
Elvis Presley [976/7.3]
George Gershwin - Part 1 [760/6.1]
George Gershwin - Part 2 [788/6.8]
Hank Williams - Country [840/5.7]
Isaac Stern - Violinist [729/6.3]
Itzhak Perlman - Violinist [538/6.3]
James Brown - Soul Music [1056/5.8]
Janis Joplin [1452/7.1]
Jerome Kern [921/6.3]
John Coltrane - Jazz Saxophonist [872/6.4]
John Lewis - Jazz Pianist / MJQ [916/7.1]
Johnny Cash - Country [875/6.4]
Julia Ward Howe [1266/5]
Lena Horne [1101/6.8]
Leonard Bernstein [1003/7.8]
Les Paul - Guitarist [1090/6.9]
Louis Armstrong - Jazz [1158/6.2]
Maria Callas - Opera Singer [977/8.5]
Marian Anderson - Part 1 - Singer [1061/5.4]
Marian Anderson - Part 2 [1125/$6.80]
Michael Jackson [1043/7.2]
Nina Simone [1040/6]
Patsy Cline - Country Singer [742/6]
Paul Robeson [1081/8.7]
Ray Charles - Part 1 [946/5.3]
Ray Charles - Part 2 [756/5.2]
Richard Rodgers - Composer [882/6.7]
Roger Miller - Singer-Songwriter [885/5.6]
Sam Cooke - Singer-Songwriter [860/5.5]
Scott Joplin - Ragtime Composer [980/6.6]
Shirley Horn - Jazz [1016/6.5]
Stephen Foster - Songwriter [938/6.1]
Todd Duncan [1125/6.9]
Woody Guthrie - Part 1 [1118/6.1]
Woody Guthrie - Part 2 [1053/6.4]

Native Americans / American Indians
Cochise - Apache Chief [1441/6.8]
Crazy Horse [1470/4.5]
Pocahontas [1389/7.3]

Old West
Doc Holliday - A Famous Gunfighter [1478/5.7]
Frank and Jesse James - Famous Outlaw Brothers [1140/5.3]
Gunfighters - Part 1 [1342/5.6]
Gunfighters - Part 2 [1359/5.4]

Pilots
Alan Shepard [1365/6.6]
Amelia Earhart [1396/6.6]
Anne Morrow Lindberg [1351/5.9]
Bessie Coleman [1416/6.3]
Charles Lindberg [1390/6]
Jackie Cochran [1341/5.9]
Jimmy Doolittle [1306/6.7]
Wiley Post [1407/4.8]
Aviation Hall of Fame Members [1350/6.4]
Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) [1391/7.9]

Politicians
Barbara Jordan [1319/8.4]
Bella Abzug [1322/7.3]
Davy Crockett [1313/7.8]
Edward Kennedy [1507/8.8]
Eleanor Roosevelt [1305/7.3]
Eugene McCarthy [1321/8.7]
Franklin Roosevelt [1335/8.1]
Lady Bird Johnson [1480/7.7]
Ronald Reagan [1408/7.7]
Sam Houston - Part 1 [1430/6.3]
Sam Houston - Part 2 [1444/7.2]
Shirley Chisholm [1376/7]

Scientists
Albert Einstein [1432/6.6]
Barbara McClintock [1251/8.8]
Carl Sagan [1564/6.6]
Charles Darwin [1417/7.5]
Dian Fossey [1389/7.7]
Edward Teller [1389/8.6]
Edwin Hubble [1277/7.8]
Isaac Newton [1393/5.7]
Margaret Mead [1355/6]
Norman Borlaug [1374/8.1]
Oppenheimer and Fermi [1434/8]
Percival Lowell [1289/7.5]
Rachel Carson [1404/6.9]
Sigmund Freud [1338/7]

Teachers and Educators
John Dewey [454/9.6]
Mary Lyon [1417/6.7]
Stanley Kaplan [357/8.2]
Jaime Escalante [406/6.5]

Writers
Ann Landers [1430/7.1]
Arthur Miller [1391/7.2]
Ayn Rand [1325/8]
Barbara Cooney [1556/4.8]
Charles Schulz [1281/5.9]
Clare Booth Luce [1373/6.4]
Doctor Seuss [1238/4.2]
Dorothy West [1416/7.5]
Edgar Allan Poe [1411/6.9]
Edith Wharton [1432/6.3]
Emily Dickinson [1189/6]
Ernest Hemingway - Part 1 [1408/5.4]
Ernest Hemingway - Part 2 [1553/5]
F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 1 [1466/6]
F. Scott Fitzgerald - Part 2 [1379/5.3]
Flannery O'Connor [1500/6.9]
Gwendolyn Brooks [1408/6.9]
Helen Keller - Part 1 [1512/4.3]
Helen Keller - Part 2 [1493/4.4]
James Baldwin [1440/7.2]
John Kenneth Galbraith [1319/8.3]
Kurt Vonnegut [1432/7.8]
Laura Ingalls Wilder [1601/4.3]
Louisa May Alcott [1412/5.4]
Lucille Clifton [1241/6.7]
Mark Twain [1510/6]
Maurice Sendak [1542/6.4]
Phillis Wheatley [1477/5.5]
Ralph Ellison [1452/6.6]
Ralph Waldo Emerson [1355/6.1]
Robert Frost - Part 1 [1461/5.7]
Robert Frost - Part 2 [1580/6.4]
Shel Silverstein [1041/4.9]
Stephen Vincent Benet - Part 1 [1340/6.4]
Stephen Vincent Benet - Part 2 [1485/5.4]
Susan Sontag [1357/7.7]
Truman Capote [1518/6.2]
Walt Whitman - Poet [1453/6.3]
Willa Cather [1396/6.3]
William Faulkner - Part 1 [1461/6.1]
William Faulkner - Part 2 [1516/6.2]
William Shakespeare - Part 1 [1326/7.5]
William Shakespeare - Part 2 [1088/7.8]
Zora Neale Hurston [1347/7]