TeachKind’s Rescue Stories reading comprehension worksheets were used in a first-of-its-kind study that found that students who read passages about having compassion for animals performed significantly better on Common Core–aligned assessments. Visit TeachKind.org/RescueStoryStudy to learn more.

TeachKind’s Rescue Stories Helped Students Score Higher on Common Core Reading Comprehension Tests!

TeachKind’s Rescue Stories not only inspire children to be kinder and more respectful to animals but also help them score higher on Common Core reading comprehension tests!

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: ‘Saving Samson the Beagle’

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings empower students, making these true accounts ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

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Rescue Stories Printables

Use these resources to further students’ understanding of various animal rights issues. The application of this age-appropriate material can promote compassion and empathy for all living, feeling beings. Click on the image to download the PDF file. Click on the text below it to access the corresponding lesson. Grades K-2 Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8 Grades… Read more »

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Christmas the Puppy’s First Holiday

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Mayflower the Turkey

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality faced by many animals, but they’re ideal for learners of all ages and abilities because the happy endings motivate students to take action.

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Teens Save a Suffering Squirrel

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Pickles the Rabbit

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Florence the Cat Survives a Flood

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Rescued Rats Find New Home

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Herman the Duckling’s First Swim

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Songwriter and Student Save Lamb From Slaughter

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Hotel Ends Fish-Rental Program

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them ideal for learners of all ages and abilities.

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Freddie on the Run (Grades 3–5)

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them well suited to learners of all ages and abilities.

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Idabelle’s Great Escape (Grades K-2)

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them suitable for learners of all ages and abilities.

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TeachKind Rescue Stories: Lucky and the Good Samaritan Who Saved Her

Rescue stories reveal the stark reality that many animals face, but their happy endings motivate students to take action, making them well suited to learners of all ages and abilities.

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Epidemic: Kids Hurting Animals

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