Curious For Cultures
ReadOasis Step 2 Lena looked back. She felt fear, sadness, and excitement all at once. She waved to her friends and parents. And they all waved back, smiling and blowing kisses. Lena turned around and started walking. She took a deep breath and said to herself, “Don’t be afraid.... Read more
The Seven Habits Made Easy
Max is running late. He hurries out the door of his apartment, holding a cup of coffee. Then he sees his bus. “It’s leaving!” he cries. Max starts to run, but he trips over a rock and falls. His coffee flies out of his hands and spills all over... Read more
Story Power
Dorothy looked up into the sky. And she started to sing. Her soft voice rose up gently in the air. Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue And the dreams that... Read more
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
By Beatrix Potter Retold at ReadOasis Step 2 A long time ago, there were four little Rabbits. Their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. They lived with their mother under the ground by the root of a big tree. “Now, my dears,” said the mother Rabbit one morning.... Read more
The Dangers of Everest
ReadOasis Step 2 Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth. It stands between Nepal and Tibet in the Himalayan Mountain range. Everest is 8,848 meters high (29,029 feet). That is almost 9 kilometers — or 26 Tokyo Towers. Everest is cold. In the warmest of summer, it is... Read more
The Beautiful Bird
ReadOasis Step 3 The forest was thick, and the grass was tall. We walked quietly and carefully by the bank of the river. We were in the shade of the trees, but the river danced with the light of the afternoon sun. "Watch out for snakes," my father said... Read more
The Dog and the Wolf
ReadOasis Step 3 One warm day a Dog lay down under a tree in a field. The wind blew softly and made the tall grass whisper. The light sparkled and danced on the leaves of the tree. And soon the Dog was fast asleep. He slept peacefully in the... Read more
Life in the Pacific Islands
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free The Pacific is the largest ocean in the world and has more than 5,000 islands. These islands make up many different countries, but together they are called the Pacific... Read more
Jainism
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Like Buddhism, Jainism began in India. However, while Buddhism went to other countries, Jainism never moved from India. Jainism is not widely known now, but it was very important... Read more
Fa Hien
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Fa Hien was a Buddhist who lived in China more than 1,500 years ago. At that time, many people in China were Buddhists but they did not know much... Read more
Willem Iskandar
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Willem Iskandar was a very famous writer from North Sumatra in Indonesia. He was interested in teaching and learning, and he was one of the first Sumatran people to... Read more
The Inuit
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free The Inuit live in Canada, Greenland and the north of America. They were the first people to live in these countries, arriving there about 5,000 years ago. They live... Read more
Asoka
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Asoka was an Indian king who lived more than 2,000 years ago. He is still famous today because he tried to follow the teachings of Buddha. He wanted to... Read more
Diponegoro
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Indonesia is now a free country, but 180 years ago it was not free. It was in the hands of the Dutch. The Indonesian people were very poor because... Read more
Death Ceremonies in Bali
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free When someone dies in Bali, their family and friends are not usually sad. For them death is the beginning of a new life, because the dead person will come... Read more
Jayaprana
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free This is the story of Jayaprana which happened in Bali many years ago. Jayaprana was a very clever young man who could sing very well and was good at... Read more
Buddhism
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Buddhism comes from the word Buddha. Buddha was a person who lived more than two thousand five hundred years ago in India. His family was rich, and he lived... Read more
James Brooke
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Many years ago Sarawak was part of Brunei and many different people such as Malays, Dayaks and Chinese lived there. The country was ruled by a sultan and in... Read more
Hong Kong
By Quinn, Nation, and Millett Published here with authors’ permission ReadOasis Step 2 How to use this course for free Hong Kong is the name of an island off the coast of mainland China. The biggest and most important city on Hong Kong is Victoria, but not many people... Read more
The Naughty Dog (Step 3)
By Aesop ReadOasis Step 3 There once was a naughty dog. He would snap at people and bite them without any warning. He was a great annoyance to everyone who came to his master's house. So his master fixed a bell around his neck to warn people of his... Read more