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Moving to Think (Step 1)
By Cielo Vera ReadOasis Step 1 Gillian Lynne could not sit still. She was eight years old now. And her teachers worried about her. Perhaps she had a learning problem. Gillian's mother worried, too. She took her little girl to see a doctor. At the doctor's office, Gillian sat... Read more
Slower is Faster
ReadOasis Step 1(Part 1) Bill was walking slowly to class. He always walked slowly. He wore thick glasses, and it was hard for him to see far ahead. He didn?t want to trip and fall. It?s better to be safe than sorry, he thought. Safe was good, but Bill... Read more
Charles Dickens: Never Out of Print
ReadOasis Step 1 Do you know Charles Dickens? He was the most popular English writer in Victorian times. Even today, he is well liked. Dickens gave us many unforgettable stories. He wrote Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and A Christmas Carol. These stories have been made into... Read more
The Wordy Turtle
ReadOasis Step 1 Once upon a time, a turtle named Kameko lived in a lake with two Ducks. The Ducks and Kameko enjoyed good friendship. Kameko liked spending time with the Ducks because she could talk with them to her heart's content. Kameko liked to talk. She always had... Read more
Sincerely, Ben Franklin
ReadOasis Step 1Cana Short Hello there. My name is Benjamin Franklin, and I'm 17 years old. I work at a printing shop here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. But I have only been here for a few weeks. Before coming to Philadelphia, I lived in Boston, Massachusetts. That's where I was... Read more
Momotaro — The Peach Boy (Step 1)
A Story from JapanReadOasis Step 1 Long ago in Japan, there lived a poor old man and woman. The old man often went to the high places to cut grass. The old woman often went to the river to wash clothes. One day, while she was washing, she saw... Read more
Get Power with Body Language (Step 1)
ReadOasis Step 1 "Power posing actually causes people to become more powerful." -- Amy Cuddy Amy Cuddy: Wonder Woman Pose (by Thatcher Cook) It was 4:00 A.M, and the sky was black as night. A single car was moving down a long and narrow road. Three young college girls... Read more
Little Brothers of the Air (Step 1)
ReadOasis Step 1 Many years ago, there was a man named Francis. He lived in a small town in Italy. Francis was kind and loving. He loved animals, especially birds. He called the birds his little brothers of the air. He wanted to protect them and take care of... Read more
How a Prince Learned to Read
ReadOasis Step 1(Part 1) A thousand years ago, boys and girls did not learn to read. Books were very hard to find, and only a few men could read them. Each book was written with a pen or a brush. The pictures were painted by hand, and some of... Read more
Why Philosophy? (Step 1)
By Phillip WiseReadOasis Step 1 Philosophy is a way of thinking about the world, the universe, and people. Philosophy is abstract. It?s about ideas and thoughts, such as love, beauty, or truth. But philosophy also deals with the real world. Ethics is a part of philosophy, dealing with good and... Read more
Driving Motivation (Step 1)
ReadOasis Step 1 Doctor Harlow made a game. On a box, he put a lock. To open the box, you had to open the lock. When the game was ready, Harlow didn't give it to children. He gave it to monkeys. Then he watched what happened. Within days, the... Read more
The Ice Cream Man
ReadOasis Step 1 Tom Carvel invented soft-serve ice cream. Carvel was born in Greece on July 14, 1906, and he moved to America when he was a child. As a young man, he borrowed $15 from his future wife Agnes, and he started selling ice cream from a truck.... Read more
The Power of Wind
By Tek Smith ReadOasis Step 1 In August 2003, electrical power went out in a large part of North America. Ten million people in Ontario, Canada, lost power. And the lights went out for forty-five million people in eight states in the U.S. Eleven people died in relation to... Read more
The Rabbit (Step 1)
As told by Hugh Lupton ReadOasis Step 1 In a small town in the south of Oregon, young John Jones was walking through the woods. As he walked, he enjoyed the clean air and good view. He walked slowly and looked up at the big, green trees. Then he... Read more
Mercury and the Logger (Step 1)
ReadOasis Step 1 By Aesop A man was cutting a tree near a body of water. As he hit the tree with his cutting tool, it flew out of his hands and fell into the water. He watched it drop into the deep water. And he was unhappy, for... Read more
The Farmer and the Actor (Step 1)
By AesopReadOasis Step 1 It was summer in a small country town. An actor was visiting from the big city. He walked through the fields and enjoyed the beautiful place. He loved the country. It was quiet. The air was clean and clear. The view was beautiful and fair.... Read more
The First National Park
ReadOasis Step 1 A national park is an important place protected by the government. Governments make national parks to protect historical and beautiful places. They want people to enjoy these places, and they want to preserve wildlife. The first national park in the U.S. is called Yellowstone. It was... Read more
He Carried the Bird (Step 1)
ReadOasis Step 1 It was a cool morning in the city of Richmond, Virginia. The streets started to fill up with people. They were going in and out of shops, doing their morning shopping. An old man went into the market to buy something. He was dressed in simple... Read more
The Future of Water (Step 1)
By Max L. Knowles ReadOasis Step 1 Rajan is from northwestern Myanmar. He is 12 years old and lives in a small village called Pan Saung. It is a quiet place far away from big cities. Life may be simple in this far off village, but it is not... Read more
The Dog and the Cook (Step 1)
ReadOasis Step 1 By Aesop A rich man asked many of his friends and associates to a dinner party. His dog thought it would be a good opportunity to ask another Dog to join them. So he went to a friend and said, "My owner is giving a dinner... Read more