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ivyGoal carefully selected some of the best online video books with subtitles, watched all of them, and created exercises accordingly. These classic books are typically modified to lower grade level students and great for students to improve their English skills. ivyGoal, devoted to foster students' passion for reading, offers this free tutoring because these video books are more interesting and easier to read than the originals. Selected titles include:
Jane Eyre, Grade Level 2-5th. (Join code: DNEAKX). Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com/, and the descriptions are from Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Eyre.
Jane Eyre /ɛər/ (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë, published under the pen name "Currer Bell", on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London. The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. Jane Eyre follows the experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the brooding master of Thornfield Hall.
The novel revolutionised prose fiction by being the first to focus on its protagonist's moral and spiritual development through an intimate first-person narrative, where actions and events are coloured by a psychological intensity. Charlotte Brontë has been called the "first historian of the private consciousness", and the literary ancestor of writers like Proust and Joyce.
Little Lord Fauntleroy 2-5th Grade Level. (Join code: AB9MBW). Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com/, and the descriptions are from Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Lord_Fauntleroy
Little Lord Fauntleroy is a novel by the English-American writer Frances Hodgson Burnett, her first children's novel. It was published as a serial in St. Nicholas Magazine from November 1885 to October 1886, then as a book by Scribner's (the publisher of St. Nicholas) in 1886. The illustrations by Reginald B. Birch set fashion trends and the novel set a precedent in copyright law when Burnett won a lawsuit in 1888 against E. V. Seebohm over the rights to theatrical adaptations of the work.
The Mirror of Matsuyama. 5-8th Grade Level. (Join code: F6CRL3). Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com.
In ancient days there lived in a remote part of Japan a man and his wife, and they were blessed with a little girl, who was the pet and idol of her parents. On one occasion the man was called away on business in distant Kyoto. Before he went he told his daughter that if she were good and dutiful to her mother he would bring her back a present she would prize very highly. Then the good man took his departure, mother and daughter watching him go...
The story also illustrates the fact that our parents are always with us, even after they have died. The face that reflected in the mirror was the child’s own, but she could see her mother in herself. We forever carry with us our parents, grandparents, and other ancestors. Every time we look into a mirror, we see our entire family history and the influences of the people around us. Even in the most trying situations, we can see love in a mirror.
- Pride and Prejudice. 5-12th grade level. (Join code: L6MEHT ). Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com and the descriptions are from Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_and_Prejudice
Mr Bennet of Longbourn estate has five daughters, but his property is entailed and can only be passed to a male heir. His wife also lacks an inheritance, so his family will be destitute upon his death. Thus it is imperative that at least one of the girls marry well to support the others, which is a motivation that drives the plot. The novel revolves around the importance of marrying for love, not for money or social prestige, despite the communal pressure to make a wealthy match.
Pride and Prejudice has consistently appeared near the top of lists of "most-loved books" among literary scholars and the reading public. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature, with over 20 million copies sold, and has inspired many derivatives in modern literature.
- Peter Pan. 2-5th grade level. (Join code: 7YLYA4 ). Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com and the descriptions are from Wikipedia。
Peter makes night-time calls on the Darlings' house in Bloomsbury, listening in on Mrs. Mary Darling's bedtime stories by the open window. One night Peter is spotted and, while trying to escape, he loses his shadow. On returning to claim it, Peter wakes Mary's daughter, Wendy Darling. Wendy succeeds in re-attaching his shadow to him, and Peter learns that she knows lots of bedtime stories. He invites her to Neverland to be a mother to his gang, the Lost Boys, children who were lost in Kensington Gardens. Wendy agrees, and her brothers John and Michael go along.
Their magical flight to Neverland is followed by many adventures. The children are blown out of the air by a cannon and Wendy is nearly killed by the Lost Boy Tootles. Peter and the Lost Boys build a little house for Wendy to live in while she recuperates (a type of structure that to this day is called a Wendy house). Soon John and Michael adopt the ways of the Lost Boys.
- The Moonlight Fable. 4-6th grade level (Join code: 7CNEXD). Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com and the descriptions are from Wikipedia。
- "A Moonlight Fable" is a short story by H. G. Wells, in the April 10, 1909, number of Collier's Weekly. Written in the manner of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales, the story features but two characters: an unnamed "little man", and his mother. The mother has made "a beautiful suit of clothes" for the man, who takes inordinate delight in this possession.
Though he longs to "wear it everywhere", the little man's mother insists that he may wear his suit only on rare and great occasions. The little man wears it as such to church, but he is full of the wild desire to wear it free of all these restrictions his mother set. One evening the uncommon quality of the moonlight inspires him, terribly afraid, but glad, glad, to put on his suit without any of its protections. He opens his bedroom window and climbs down to the garden path below. There, in a night warmer than any night had ever been ...The next morning the little man is found dead, with his neck broken, in the bottom of the stone pit, but wearing a face of such happiness that, had you seen it, you would have understood indeed how that he had died happy.
- The Princess Diaries. 1-3rd grade level (Join code: T9LNLB). Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com and the descriptions are from Wikipedia。
The series revolves around Amelia 'Mia' Thermopolis, a teenager in New York who discovers that she is the princess of a small European principality called Genovia. Mia begins a comical journey toward the throne when her strict and formidable grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi, shows up to give her "princess lessons."
- The Woman in White. 7-9th grade level (Join code: NXJ7RJ). Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com and the descriptions are from Wikipedia。
The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins's fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "sensation novels".
In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer listed The Woman in White number 23 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time", and the novel was listed at number 77 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.
- White Death 2-4th grade level (Join code: D9EPHP). Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com and the descriptions are from Wikipedia。
"White Death" is written for Learners of English by Tim Vicary.
A mother from England came to see her daughter Sarah Harland who arrested at the airport in another country. During their meeting the mother learnt the police had found some drugs in her daughter's toothpaste. The daughter swore that it wasn’t hers and she was innocent. But if she did not, who did? Only two people can help Sarah: her mother, and an old boyfriend who doesn't love her now. Can they work together? Can they find the real criminal before it is too late?
- The Little Princess 4-6th grade level (Join code: 9CGCME). Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com and the descriptions are from Wikipedia。
"The Little Prince" is the most successful work on French aristocrat, writer, and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Selling an estimated 140 million copies worldwide makes it one of the best-selling and most translated books ever published.It has been translated into 301 languages and dialects.
The story follows a young prince who visits various planets in space, including Earth, and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Despite its style as a children's book, The Little Prince makes observations about life and human nature.
- The Haunted Orchard 7-9th grade level (Join code: HAGXJJ). Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com and the descriptions are from Wikipedia。
Richard Le Gallienne (1866 – 1947) was an English author and poet. “The Haunted Orchard” is considered to be the best mystery short story in the literary experience of Richard Le Gallienne. The majority of his stories amaze the mind though not a very long but very intriguing story.
This little tale begins with spring coming to the city. People want to leave and spend the afternoon at the countryside. The narrator sees the house. It has a neglected apple orchard and a veranda “festooned with wisteria.”
He rents the house for the summer. One day while he’s sitting in the neglected orchard, reading a book, he thinks he hears—faintly—someone singing a sad little song in French…The plot of this yarn is unremarkable, but it is nice and atmospheric, almost nostalgic, making for a pleasant read.
- A Dream Come True 2-4th grade level (Join code: ND3N99).Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com and the descriptions are from Wikipedia。
The Author is Andrea M. Hutchinson
Ellie is mad about music: she dreams of becoming a singer and she desperately wants to go to the Glastonbury Festival, where her favourite singer, Murphy, will be playing. But with an overprotective Dad and important exams to take, it seems that Ellie’s dreams will have to remain just that, dreams. But one day she sees a competition in a music magazine.
- The Time Machine 4-6th grade level (Join code: 6KNBYT).Please click on the book title to start free tutoring (video and exercises included). Please note videos are created on Youtube by https://english7levels.com and the descriptions are from Wikipedia。
The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 and written as a frame narrative. The work is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle or device to travel purposely and selectively forward or backward through time. The Time Machine has been adapted into three feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions and many comic book adaptations. It has also indirectly inspired many more works of fiction in many media productions.
Scientist H. George Wells builds a time machine, and despite the warning from his friend David against "tempting the laws of providence," decides to visit the future. Jumping ahead 14 years, he observes changes in women's fashion. Jumping ahead 40, he meets David's son amid a terrible war. Finally, he travels thousands of years ahead to discover a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by humanoid Eloi and the monstrous Morlocks that feed on them.
- Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
- Goodbye, Mr Hollywood
- The Love of a King
- Anne of Green Gables
- Hansel & Gretel
- Love among the Haystacks
- The Tiger, The Brahman and The Jackal
- The Death Of Karen Silkwood
- The Little Prince
- Love Story
- The Call of The Wild
- Anna Karenina
- Ethan Frome
- The Woman and The Cat
- Three Men in a Boat
- Lorna Doone
- The Bamboo Cutter and The Moonchild
- Trumpet Voluntary
- Sense and Sensibility
- The Hound of the Baskervilles
- Tess of the d'Urbervilles
- Black Beauty
- Northanger Abbey
- Wuthering Heights
- Madame Bovary
- The Riddle of the Sands
- Oliver Twist
- The Age of Innocence
- The Citadel
- Robinson Crusoe
- The Mass of Shadows
- Uncle Tom's Cabin
- Red Lights and Warm Nights
- The Empty House
- A Tale of Two Cities
- The Elixir of Life
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- The Story of William Wilson
Recommended Good Books
For parents who are looking for a good list of books to read, here is our recommendation. To determine the right levels, please use the vocabulary list as a reference.
Vocab: said, take, some, other, any, much, many, new, which, just
- Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo
- Eating the Alphabet
- Freight Train
- Froggy Gets Dressed
- I Am Not Going to Get up Today!
- In the Tall, Tall Grass
- Leo the Late Bloomer
- The Giving Tree
- The Lady With the Alligator Purse
- Yo! Yes?
Vocab: drawing, leader, trip, story, cub, kind, toy, replied, climb, wooden
- Arthur's Reading Race
- Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business
- Chomp! : A Book About Sharks
- Digging Up Dinosaurs
- Doctor De Soto
- Don't Laugh, Joe
- Dr. White
- How Do You Know It's Spring
- I Love Going Through This Book
- Iris and Walter
- Sleep Tight, Ginger Kitten
- Sometimes I Wonder If Poodles Like Noodles
- Spike in the Kennel
Vocab: popcorn, steam, treat, remember, first, peek, heated, inside, moment, discover
- A Plump and Perky Turkey
- Amelia Bedelia
- Brave as a Bunny Can Be
- Even Steven and Odd Todd
- I am not Sleepy and I Will Not Go To Bed
- Katy No-Pocket
- Mummies Made in Egypt
- Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
- The Berenstain Bears and the Truth
- The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto
- The Moon Book
- The Salamander Room
- The Schoolyard Mystery
- Wait! No Paint!
Vocab: melt, wreck, damaged, received, speckled, swiftly, ditches, glides, gulps, territory
- A Bear Called Paddington
- A Child's Garden of Verses
- Baloney (Henry P.)
- Clarice Bean Guess Who's Babysitting
- Ice Cream Treats: The Inside Scoop
- If You Lived at the Time of the American Revolution
- Judy Moody Gets Famous
- The Gadget War
- The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me
- The Reasons for Seasons
- The Tarantula Scientist
- The Trail of Tears
- The Wartville Wizard
- Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear
Vocab: stout, fright, roamed, competitions, memorial, chiseled, trace, sculptures, arena, glaciers
- A Pioneer Sampler: The Daily Life of a Pioneer Family in 1840
- Be Careful What You Wish For...
- Danny Champion of the World
- El Nino: Stormy Weather for People and Wildlife
- Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
- Favorite Greek Myths
- How Animals Saved the People: Animal Tales From the South
- Little Pet Werewolf
- Makeup Mess
- Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
- Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes
- Sideways Stories from Wayside School
- The Crazy Christmas Angel Mystery
- The Devil's Storybook
- The Kid Who Ran for President
Vocab: translations, reservation, announces, transmitted, figures, whirring, glinting, trend, absorb, propelled
- Bud, Not Buddy
- Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Half Moon Investigations
- Here and Then
- How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark
- Mountain Dance
- The Cricket in Times Square
- The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
- The Great Gilly Hopkins
- Wrapped in a Riddle
- Zlata's Diary
Vocab: decomposing, hibernate, compost, decays, microorganisms, humus, landfills, nutritious, mimic, simulate
- Banner in the Sky
- Experiments in Science: How Does it Work?
- From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
- Growing up Chicana/o
- Maniac Magee
- Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
- The Bad Beginning
- The Illustrated World of Space
- The Other Side of Truth
- The Phantom Tollbooth
- The Reptile Room
- The Wide Window
- Under the Blood Red Sun
- Where the Red Fern Grows
Vocab: affluence, cascade, cringe, crotchety, jovial, manacle, martial, nimble, onset, partition
- Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
- Black Star, Bright Dawn
- Esperanza Rising
- Fire from Heaven
- Freak the Mighty
- Letters From a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs
- Life and Death of Crazy Horse
- Rebels of the Heavenly Kingdom
- Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy
- Smart Girl's Guide to Boys
- Terror in the Stadium
- The Two Princesses of Bamarre
Vocab: capsize, catastrophe, disputatious, flourish, incentive, insubordinate, nub, onslaught, ordain, prudent
- A Christmas Carol
- Alice Alone
- All Creatures Great and Small
- Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
- Bronx Masquerade
- Dawn of Fear
- Death Be Not Proud
- Ender's Game
- House of the Scorpion
- Money Hungry
- To Be A Slave
- Witch Hill
- You Don't Know Me
High School Easy
Vocab: abut, attire, crony, cryptic, divergent, enmity, fervent, gaunt, infiltrate, nullify
- The Hero and the Crown
High School Medium
Vocab asylum, dilate, dross, flippant, immunity, preposterous, pugnacious, realm, rejuvenate, remunerate
- At Risk
- Forbidden City: A Novel of Modern China
- Forged by Fire
- Julius Caeser
- She Stoops to Conquer
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- The Catcher in the Rye
- The Great Gatsby
- The Samurai's Garden
- The Taming of the Shrew
High School Difficult
Vocab: animosity, apathy, condolence, consecrate, decrepit, deride, ingenious, multifarious, obsolete, omnivorous
- Fields of Fire
- On the Beach
- The Crucible
- The Death of Ivan Illyich