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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
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 Father of the Game Boy
ReadOasis Step 2 As a boy, Gunpei loved to play with toys and machines. He often took his toys apart to see how they worked. Then he put them back together again. One day, Gunpei took apart his father's expensive watch. He wanted to see how the little machine... Read more
Practice Makes Genius
By D.S. Aims ReadOasis Step 4 Tiger Woods started playing golf when he was two years old. Tiger was a mere toddler when his father began training him to become a great golfer. As a boy, baseball phenomenon Ichiro Suzuki practiced with his father every day. The practice sessions... Read more
Twelve Little Penguins
ReadOasis Step 3 A man was driving his car down the road. He looked ahead and saw black smoke and orange fire coming out of a big, red truck. As he approached the accident, he saw the truck driver waving his hands.  "Help!" Cried the truck driver "Help! My... Read more
Newspeak and 1984
ReadOasis Step 3 Censorship and 1984 Winston is an editor. Every day he works with words. His hands are soft, and he is not strong. He does not do hard physical labor. But his job is challenging and even dangerous. He works for the government of Oceania. Every day,... 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
Where Did Tetris Come From?
ReadOasis Step 2 Tetris stands as one of the most popular games of all time. The game was created in 1984 by a Russian software engineer, Alexey Pajitnov. He wanted to make a game that was simple to play but had a lot of variety. Though the game rose... Read more
Think and Grow Rich
ReadOasis Step 3 Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in a small town in Virginia. His mother passed away when he was only 9 years old. His father remarried after two years and his stepmother became a good influence on him. She sent him to school and encouraged him... Read more
The Inch-High Samurai
ReadOasis Step 3 Once upon a time, a poor old couple lived in a small village. They had been married for many years. But they had never been blessed with a child. Every day, the couple prayed and wished for a baby. One day, their prayers were answered in... 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
Horatius at the Bridge
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) Once there was a war between the Roman people and the Etruscans. The Etruscans lived in the towns on the other side of the Tiber River. Porsena was the King of the Etruscans. He raised a great army, and they marched toward Rome. 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
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