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The Moral of Story Style
ReadOasis Step 3 Police Chief Brody looked at the mayor. And Brody said, "Larry, Larry, we need to kill the shark now. If we do, then maybe we can save the month of August." "August?!" replied the mayor. "Tomorrow is the 4th of July. It's a big day for... Read more
Three Levels of Story Problems
ReadOasis Step 3 Harry fell down hard on the rocks. Blood and dirt covered his face. He looked up and saw his enemy -- Voldemort. On his hands and knees, Harry crawled forward. He needed to grab his magic wand, or he was sure to die.  Both wizards picked... Read more
Story is Essential
ReadOasis Step 3 George sat alone on the beach. The sun beat down hot on his head. The skin on his face turned red. The blue ocean looked so inviting and fresh. George spoke to himself, "I'm all alone, and it's dangerous, but I just have to jump in... Read more
The Biggest Band (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 It was a hot August night in New York City, 1965. Two thousand policemen in charge of security watched anxiously as 55,000 fans filled Shea Stadium. But this was not for a baseball game; it was for the first ever stadium concert in the history of... Read more
Statesboro Blues
By Blind Willie McTell (1927)ReadOasis Step 3 Blind Willie McTell put his guitar case on the ground next to an old brick building. In the late afternoon, the gentle light made the brick walls turn bright red. McTell looked up and stretched his arms up in the air. He... Read more
The First Lady of Song
ReadOasis Step 3 After her mother died, Ella had a lot of trouble. Her grades dropped at school. She couldn't find a good place to live. She became an orphan, a child whose parents are dead and gone. Eventually, she was sent to the New York Training School for... Read more
A Story of Robin Hood
ReadOasis Step 3(Part 1) In the rough and hard days of King Richard and King John, there were many great woods in the land of England. The most famous of these was Sherwood Forest. It is the place where the king often went to hunt deer and other animals.... Read more
The 300
ReadOasis Step 3 All the cities of Greece were in grave danger. A vast army, led by the great King of Persia, was coming from the east. It was moving along the sea, and in a few days, this army would be ready to attack. The King of Persia... Read more
The Land of Story-Books
By Robert Louis Stevenson ReadOasis Step 3 At evening when the lamp is lit, Around the fire my parents sit; They sit at home and talk and sing, And do not play at anything. Now, with my little gun, I crawl All in the dark along the wall, And... Read more
JK Rowling and Harry Potter (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 After graduating from university in 1983, JK Rowling was living in London. She worked for the human rights group Amnesty International. But in 1990, she decided to move to Manchester. After spending a weekend looking for an apartment, she took the train back to London. It... Read more
Paul Bunyan
A FolktaleReadOasis Step 3(Part 1) Creative Commons Photo by archer10 (Dennis) Many years ago, Paul Bunyan was born. He lived in the American state of Maine. His mother and father were shocked when they first saw the boy. Paul was very large when he was born. It took five... Read more
The Fearful Rabbits
Adapted from Aesop ReadOasis Step 3 Rabbits, as you know, are very shy. Even a little shadow sends them running away to a hiding place. Take, for example, the story of the Rabbits who thought it was better to die than to be in fear all the time. One... Read more
A Giant of Business (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 Black liquid exploded out of the ground and towards the sky. It was oil?black gold?and it had the power to light up homes. It had the power to run the engine of the American economy. It had the power to make a man very rich. John... Read more
The Rabbit: A Traditional Story (Step 3)
With special thanks to storyteller Hugh LuptonReadOasis Step 3 In the southern territory of Oregon, near the majestic Lake of the Woods, young John Jones was wandering through the forest. As he wandered, he calmly breathed in the fresh air and gazed upon the grand, green trees. Then he... Read more
Life as Story (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 In the eyes of the world, Donald Miller was a massive success. He had written a book about his life, Blue Like Jazz, and it became a New York Times bestseller. Movie producers approached him. They wanted to make a movie about his life. He had... Read more
The Rabbit (New Version)
As told by Hugh Lupton ReadOasis Step 1 It happened near a small town in the south of England. Young John Jones walked through the woods. As he walked, he enjoyed the clean air. He enjoyed the sounds of the woods. He enjoyed the good view. He walked slowly.... Read more
Sincerely, Socrates
By Cana Short ReadOasis Step 3 Now, you might be wondering, ?How can this be a letter from Socrates, if Socrates never wrote anything?? It is true that I do not write much, at least not for others. But I am having my student Plato write this letter for... Read more
Music as Medicine
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) You are watching TV. On the screen, you see the two strong hands of a man. In his left hand, he holds a book of matches. In his right hand, he holds a single match. With his right hand, he strikes the match on... Read more
Making Work Fun: The Levity Effect (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 A manager at a company was interviewing a job candidate. The manager said, ?We need a very responsible person for this job. We need someone who can take charge.? The candidate?s eyes lit up, and he responded with great enthusiasm. ?Sir, your search ends here! I?m... Read more
The Smartest Dog in the World (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 Dr. John Pilley felt miserable. For many years, he worked with Yasha. He worked with Yasha as a scientist, but they were also best friends. As time passed, Yasha became very ill. Dr. Pilley tried to help Yasha, but Yasha didn't get better. Then it happened.... Read more