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Retold Tales® Literature

Grades 6–12

Adapted cultural tales and classic literature to support your curriculum

Designed for secondary students reading below grade level, Retold novels and anthologies align with the works most often taught in language arts classes. 80–280 pages


  • authentic adaptaions maintain the voice, style, and overall meaning of the text
  • comprehension support allows students to participate in discussions and activities with students reading the original work
  • accessible literature parallels commonly taught American, British, and world literature; novels; and myths and folktales
  • simplified phrasing
  • shorter sentences and paragraphs to improve readability
  • explanations for allusions and references
  • definitions of challenging vocabulary

Teacher Resources

More than 30 reproducible activities for each title develop skills in reading, writing, vocabulary, and literacy. FREE access to title-specific teacher resources with purchase of Complete Set or Sampler purchases.

"I am extremely pleased with your Retold Classic Novels and your Parallel Text for Shakespeare. These materials allow the students to interact with stories they would have had difficulty with."

High School Department Liaison, Sparta High School, Sparta, New Jersey

"The Retold Classics, Myths, etc. have been favorites especially with my reluctant readers."

Middle School Teacher, Panama City, Florida

  • Classics Anthologies

    Classics Anthologies

    Short stories adapted for students reading below grade level.
  • Classic Novels

    Classic Novels

    Adaptations of six classic novels commonly taught in the secondary classroom.