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Popular Books You Can Read to Learn English

 

These are some things I have found for students to read.  I try to add things to this page often.  There are very short stories, fables, and articles.

  • Get Rich or Get Going |story He had finally made it to New York City. They call it “the city that never sleeps.” He had always wanted to live there. He had quit his job in ...
  • People Are Poor People are standing in long lines all over America. The long lines are unemployment lines. Unemployment lines are for people who have no jobs. Millions of Americans have no jobs. ...
  • Salvador Dalí – photography Dali Atomicus, photo by Philippe Halsman (1948), shown before support wires were removed from the image Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (11 May 1904 – ...
  • Mayan folktale – The Rabbit and The Coyote This is a story of Uncle Rabbit and the coyote. The rabbit came to a big rock, and there he deceived the coyote. He was leaning on the rock when ...
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper an Aesop’s Fable The Ant and the Grasshopper An Aesop’s Fable In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along ...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Occupation: Civil Rights Leader Born: January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA Died: April 4, 1968 in Memphis, TN Best known for: Advancing the Civil Rights Movement and his “I Have a Dream” speech Biography: Martin ...
  • Pecos Bill Rides a Tornado A Kansas Tall Tale retold by S.E. Schlosser Now everyone in the West knows that Pecos Bill could ride anything. No bronco could throw him, no sir! Fact is, I only heard of Bill ...
  • Who Was the Sinner? – Chinese folktale Once upon a time there were ten farmers, who were crossing a field together. They were surprised by a heavy thunder-storm, and took refuge in a half-ruined temple. But the ...
  • Alexander Hamilton ALEXANDER HAMILTON Though he never attained the highest office of his adopted country, few of America’s founders influenced its political system more than Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804). Born in the British West Indies, ...
  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe Illustration of “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Harry Clarke, from Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination, 1919. TRUE!-NERVOUS–very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am! but why ...