NMSBVI Virtual Learning Resources



Library Selection Week 1

This week we are reading the story “To Build a Fire” by American novelist Jack London. It is set in the late 1890s in the deadly cold of the Yukon Wilderness and is a story of a man’s perilous journey. Below are links to the print version of the story and the audio version of the story. The print version is about sixteen pages and the audio takes about forty minutes.

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Library Selection Week 2

This week we are reading the story The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant. It is set in Paris in 1880s and is a story of discontent, class envy, greed, and deception. Below are links to the audio version of the story and the print version of the story. The audio version takes about sixteen minutes to listen to, and the text version is about nine pages.

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Library Selection Week 3

This week we are reading the story “The Most Dangerous Game” by American author and journalist Richard Connell. It is set in the 1920s in the jungles of the Carribean and is a story of a man’s survival in a dangerous and unusual situation. The story is inspired by the big-game hunting safaris in Africa and South America that were particularly fashionable among wealthy Americans in the 1920s.

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This week we will be reading “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs. It was first published in 1902 and the story is set around that time in England. “The Monkey’s Paw” is a horror story and a cautionary tale about unintended consequences. Below are links to the text version of the story and the audio version of the story. The text version is nine pages and the audio version is about thirty minutes.

Library Selection Week 4

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Library Selection Week 5

This week we are reading “The Open Window” by Saki. It is a tale of unexpected revelations set in England in the early 1900s. Below are links to the print version of the story and the audio version of the story. The print version is about two pages and the audio takes about eight minutes. Below the story links are a short history of Edwardian England and a brief biography of the author, H. H. Munro, who used the pen name Saki. There are also some questions to consider after reading the story. If you enjoy “The Open Window” and want to listen to more of Saki’s stories, here are links to audio versions of “Tobermory” and “The Lumber Room” and text versions of “Tobermory” and “The Lumber Room”.

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Library Selection Week 6

This week we are reading “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. It is a tale of revenge for perceived wrongs set in Italy in the 1800s. Below are links to the print version of the story and the audio version of the story. The print version is about ten pages and the audio takes about fifteen minutes. Below the story links are some questions to consider after reading the story. Click here for a brief biography of the author from the Poe Museum. If you enjoy “The Cask of Amontillado” and want to listen to more of Poe’s stories, here are links to audio versions of “The Tell-Tale Heart” and the “Masque of the Red Death” and text versions of “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Mask of the Red Death”.

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Library Selection Week 7

This week we are reading The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allen Poe. It was written in 1850 and is a story of a man in peril as he is caught up in the Spanish Inquisition. Below are links to the print version of the story and the audio version of the story. The print version is about ten pages and the audio takes about fifteen minutes. Below the story links are some questions to consider after reading the story. Click here for a brief biography of the author from the Poe Museum. Click here for a brief history of the Spanish Inquisition. If you enjoy “The Pit and the Pendulum” and want to listen to another of Poe’s stories, here is a link to the Audio version of The Fall of the House of Usher and the Text version of The Fall of the House of Usher. Poe was also a very gifted poet and you may want to try the Audio version of Annabel Lee and Text version of Annabel Lee and the Audio version of The Raven and Text version of The Raven.

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If you have questions, please contact the Librarian via email
Amy Brody, NMSBVI Librarian
AmyBrody@nmsbvi.k12.nm.us