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True Riches
Adapted from “The Fortune” In “The Golden Windows” By Laura E. Richards ReadOasis Step 2 One cloudy day a man was walking along the street. He was sad because his business was not going well. On top of that, he wanted to buy a horse, but he didn’t have... Read more
The Wind and the Sun
ReadOasis Step 2 By Aesop An argument arose between the North Wind and the Sun. Each claimed that he was stronger than the other. At last, they agreed to test their powers upon a traveller. They would see who could get the man to take off his coat first.... Read more
Little Red Riding Hood
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) Once upon a time there lived a little girl. She was sweet and pretty and good, and everybody loved her. Her old grandmother was very fond of her. So the grandmother made the little girl a cute red coat with a hood. It suited... Read more
How the Monkey Saved His Troop
More Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) Creative Commons Photo by by Law Keven A mango-tree grew on the bank of a great river. The fruit fell from some of the branches of this tree into the river, and from other branches it fell... Read more
Two Men and a Bear (Step 1)
By Aesop Retold by ReadOasis ReadOasis Step 1 Two men were walking together through the woods. As they walked, they enjoyed the smell of flowers and the songs of birds in the air. But then suddenly, everything became quiet. The men looked around, feeling that something bad was about... Read more
The Otters and the Wolf
More Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt ReadOasis Step 3 Creative Commons Photo by by mape_s One day a Wolf said to her mate, “A longing has come upon me to eat fresh fish.” “I will go and get some for you,” said the mate. And he went down... Read more
A Darning-Needle
By Andrew Lang ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) A needle is used for sewing, and a darning needle is used for simple jobs, like fixing holes in socks. In this story, the Darning needle thinks too highly of herself, giving us a story about pride and vanity. There was... Read more
The Wolf and the Dog
By Aesop ReadOasis Step 2 One day a Wolf was walking through the forest. A light snow was falling among the tall, green trees, floating down like little white stars. The Wolf wandered slowly on, for he was sick, weak, and bony thin. His eyes were dark as death,... Read more
The Whirligig of Life
By O. Henry ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) Note: To “whirl” means to spin, and a “whirligig” is a child's toy having a whirling or spinning motion. A “whirligig” is also something that spins, whirls, moves, or changes, like the spinning course of human events. Justice of the Peace... Read more
A Christmas Cat
ReadOasis Step 2 One Christmas Eve, Johnny opened the front door of his house. He wanted to look at the white snow falling from the sky. As he looked, he saw something white moving towards him in the snow. At first, Johnny walked back in fear. But then he... Read more
The Holly and the Ivy
ReadOasis Step 5 One cold winter day, Johnny strolled through the woods. He felt sad, saying, "I wish I could give my sister a nice present for Christmas." But Johnny didn't have money. So, he walked on in the snow, looking down at the ground. And he listened to... Read more
A Grinch Christmas
ReadOasis Step 3 During Christmas, we hear lots of stories. One famous Christmas story is called "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss. Published in 1957, the picture book is still popular today. The book has also been adapted for television and the movie screen. And the story... Read more
Frosty the Snowman
ReadOasis Step 3 Once upon a time on a cold winter's day, a group of children played joyfully in the snow. They enjoyed building snowmen and throwing snowballs at each other. Suddenly, one of the children had an idea. "Let's make a snowman that can come to life!" he... Read more
The Deer and the Lion (Step 4)
ReadOasis Step 4 One warm day a Deer went down to a brook to get a drink. The stream was smooth and clear, and he could see himself in the water. He looked at his horns and was very proud of them, for they were large and long and... Read more
Jack and the Bean Tree
ReadOasis Step 2 It was a cloudy morning. Jack woke up to the sound of his mother's voice. She called him from the kitchen. He jumped out of bed and ran down the stairs. He was excited to get started on the day.  Jack's mother handed him a few... Read more
Chicken Little Hero
ReadOasis Step 3 Once upon a time, in a small village, there lived a little chicken named Chicken Little. She was a lively chicken who enjoyed the outdoors and the fresh air of the countryside. One day, as Chicken Little was running around, she noticed something strange in the... Read more
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
ReadOasis Step 3 It was a fine day in a small village. The sun shone brightly. The birds sang in the trees, and people chatted and hurried around doing their business.  In the center of the village stood a young boy. He was the shepherd. He had one task:... Read more
The Open Boat
By Stephen Crane ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) The small lifeboat bounced from wave to wave in the rough Atlantic sea. The four men in the boat could not see the sky. The waves rose too high. The waves had white tops that pushed the open boat. Every man... Read more
Little Red Riding Hood
ReadOasis Step 1 Once upon a time, there was a little girl. People called her Red. She always wore a red coat with a hood. She lived in a house near the woods. One day, her mother gave her a basket of food. The mother said, "Please take this... Read more
The Strange Story of Rip Van Winkle
By Washington IrvingRetold at ReadOasis Step 2 Once upon a time, there lived a man named Rip Van Winkle. He came from a small village at the foot of some rocky mountains. Rip was a good-natured, kind-hearted man. But he was not the most responsible. He liked dreaming. And... Read more