ELAR Independent Reading

Poems and Short Stories

Examples of print poems and short stories can be found on the cart,

or search the library catalog here for more print choices.


Lit Finder Database

Use the Gale Database

  1. Click Lit Finder at the bottom
  2. uncheck all
  3. search term: culture
  4. highlight poem or short story under type of work
  5. click search.
  6. You can limit by subtopic on the left.

To access from home, log in to Mackin Via and click Lit Finder.

OverDrive Classic Titles

Certain public domain titles are available in unlimited quantities from OverDrive. You can download these to your devices or read them on your computer. You don't have to check them out, so once you download them you have them forever. Free!

Here's how:

  1. Visit our OverDrive site.
  2. Type your student ID number.
  3. Click "Explore" at the top and choose "Classic Ebooks".
  4. Under Browse Subjects, choose "Poetry" or "Short Stories".
  5. Download to a device or read on your computer.