Stories for Beginners (1), Present Tense

100 stories, 50 words each: Vocabulary, Cloze, Crosswords, Scrambled Sentences, Dictation, Audio

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The number following each title below, and following each story, is the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level, from 0.0 Easiest to 5.0 Hardest. Also, see FREE Readability Formulas, or Readability‐Grader or Readability‐Score.

Oct. 9, 2016. All 100 stories below are error‐free.     Feb. 13, 2017. All new audio: Slow Speed and Normal Speed.    email me Mike  michaeleslATgmail.com



1. Red Ball on the Floor    0.0
2. Warm Air and a Sandwich    0.0
3. He Gets Dressed, Sees His Friend    0.0
4. Noisy Animals, Quiet Animals    0.6
5. They Play Catch    0.0
6. Cookie on the Floor    1.1
7. Dog Copies Cat    0.0
8. Hungry for Hot Dogs    3.1
9. Her Book and Her Cats    1.8
10. Kids and Their Teacher    0.0
11. Parents Save Babies from Fire    1.0
12. A Young Girl Knows How    0.0
13. A Baby Goes to Sleep    1.3
14. He Eats a Candy Bar    2.4
15. A Backpack and a Bus    0.0
16. An Airplane in the Sky    0.5
17. Let's Go to Disneyland    3.4
18. His First Roller Coaster Ride    0.7
19. Birthday Cake and Candles    0.3
20. A Boat in the Tub    0.5
21. Her Doll Is Like Her    0.3
22. A Fork, Spoon, Plate, and Carrot    0.0
23. She Sees a Worm    0.0
24. He Talks to Mom    1.0
25. Car in a Car Wash    0.0
26. Monkeys at the Zoo    0.5
27. He Is a Chocolate Lover    5.0
28. The Circus Is in Town    1.8
29. Is There Life on the Moon?    0.3
30. A Penny Collector    0.8
31. Red Trees and Red Cats    3.9
32. Comics in the Newspaper    1.6
33. Bright Stars in the Night Sky    0.1
34. A Water Fountain in the Park    1.3
35. She Feeds Her Cats    0.0
36. He Builds a Snowman    1.0
37. She Swims Every Day    1.3
38. She Rides Her Skateboard    1.1
39. He Gets a Weekly Allowance    2.1
40. She Plays Basketball    1.4
41. Everyone Loves Babies    2.9
42. He Rides an Old Bicycle    0.3
43. Ants in the Kitchen    1.1
44. A Popsicle House    0.7
45. A Boxer Dog Named Duke    0.0
46. Two Boys and a Baseball    1.4
47. The Snow Melts on the Ground    0.5
48. An Orange and Black Butterfly    2.0
49. Camping in the Woods    0.5
50. Ride a Carousel Horse    1.1

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51. A One‐Mile Race    0.0
52. Good Soldiers, Bad Soldiers    3.4
53. A Mirror at Dance School    0.7
54. A Job on the Farm    2.0
55. Dress Up Like Her Mom    1.1
56. Fire Truck Saves House    0.7
57. Polar Bears Need Help    0.5
58. He Fishes with His Dad    0.0
59. A Soccer Goalie    3.9
60. A Soft, Wet Frog    0.0
61. A Turtle Has Its Own Home    2.8
62. A Doll for Her Birthday    0.0
63. The Tree and the Clouds    0.0
64. Grandma and Grandpa Are Nice    0.7
65. They Play Monopoly for Fun    2.6
66. She Does Many Things after School    1.3
67. He Has NY Caps    1.1
68. She Practices Flips for the Olympics    3.1
69. Hide and Seek    2.3
70. Watch the Magician Closely    2.2
71. A Pony Ride in a Corral    1.3
72. Puddles Are Fun    0.4
73. Ride on the School Bus    0.3
74. She Does Her Homework    1.5
75. A Math Problem    2.6
76. A Noise in the Night    0.2
77. A Stick and a Dog    0.0
78. The Pizza Is Hot    1.7
79. A Farm Puzzle    0.5
80. The Playground in the Park    0.3
81. The Tree Climber    0.5
82. Read a Book in Bed    0.1
83. Many Fish in the Ocean    0.2
84. Her Baby Brother    1.3
85. A 3D Movie    0.9
86. Peel and Eat an Orange    1.7
87. She Has Dreams at Night    1.1
88. The Teacher Yells at Him    2.3
89. Mom Is Sick in Bed    0.1
90. The School Bully    1.9
91. School Is Out for Summer    2.8
92. Tell Kids a Good Story    3.2
93. He Rides His Bike    1.3
94. They Call Him Four‐Eyes    0.2
95. Hot Day, Cool Pool    0.0
96. A Book and a Phone    0.0
97. Where's the Itch?    0.5
98. Her New Blue Dress    0.0
99. He Takes Care of His Cold    0.8
100. The Alarm Wakes Him Up    0.5

Teachers: All 100 stories above ↑ are in order from easiest (0.0) to hardest (5.0) below ↓ (per MS Word's Readability Statistics). Thanks to Jos F.M. Lange in Germany for his suggestion. Mike, March 9, 2019


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1. Red Ball on the Floor    0.0
2. Warm Air and a Sandwich    0.0
3. He Gets Dressed, Sees His Friend    0.0
5. They Play Catch    0.0
7. Dog Copies Cat    0.0
10. Kids and Their Teacher    0.0
12. A Young Girl Knows How    0.0
15. A Backpack and a Bus    0.0
22. A Fork, Spoon, Plate, and Carrot    0.0
23. She Sees a Worm    0.0
25. Car in a Car Wash    0.0
35. She Feeds Her Cats    0.0
45. A Boxer Dog Named Duke    0.0
51. A One‐Mile Race    0.0
58. He Fishes with His Dad    0.0
60. A Soft, Wet Frog    0.0
62. A Doll for Her Birthday    0.0
63. The Tree and the Clouds    0.0
77. A Stick and a Dog    0.0
95. Hot Day, Cool Pool    0.0
96. A Book and a Phone    0.0
98. Her New Blue Dress    0.0
33. Bright Stars in the Night Sky    0.1
82. Read a Book in Bed    0.1
89. Mom Is Sick in Bed    0.1
76. A Noise in the Night    0.2
83. Many Fish in the Ocean    0.2
94. They Call Him Four‐Eyes    0.2
19. Birthday Cake and Candles    0.3
21. Her Doll Is Like Her    0.3
29. Is There Life on the Moon?    0.3
42. He Rides an Old Bicycle    0.3
73. Ride on the School Bus    0.3
80. The Playground in the Park    0.3
72. Puddles Are Fun    0.4
16. An Airplane in the Sky    0.5
20. A Boat in the Tub    0.5
26. Monkeys at the Zoo    0.5
47. The Snow Melts on the Ground    0.5
49. Camping in the Woods    0.5
57. Polar Bears Need Help    0.5
79. A Farm Puzzle    0.5
81. The Tree Climber    0.5
97. Where's the Itch?    0.5
100. The Alarm Wakes Him Up    0.5
4. Noisy Animals, Quiet Animals    0.6
18. His First Roller Coaster Ride    0.7
44. A Popsicle House    0.7
53. A Mirror at Dance School    0.7
56. Fire Truck Saves House    0.7

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64. Grandma and Grandpa Are Nice    0.7
30. A Penny Collector    0.8
99. He Takes Care of His Cold    0.8
85. A 3D Movie    0.9
11. Parents Save Babies from Fire    1.0
24. He Talks to Mom    1.0
36. He Builds a Snowman    1.0
6. Cookie on the Floor    1.1
38. She Rides Her Skateboard    1.1
43. Ants in the Kitchen    1.1
50. Ride a Carousel Horse    1.1
55. Dress Up Like Her Mom    1.1
67. He Has NY Caps    1.1
87. She Has Dreams at Night    1.1
13. A Baby Goes to Sleep    1.3
34. A Water Fountain in the Park    1.3
37. She Swims Every Day    1.3
66. She Does Many Things after School    1.3
71. A Pony Ride in a Corral    1.3
84. Her Baby Brother    1.3
93. He Rides His Bike    1.3
40. She Plays Basketball    1.4
46. Two Boys and a Baseball    1.4
74. She Does Her Homework    1.5
32. Comics in the Newspaper    1.6
78. The Pizza Is Hot    1.7
86. Peel and Eat an Orange    1.7
9. Her Book and Her Cats    1.8
28. The Circus Is in Town    1.8
90. The School Bully    1.9
48. An Orange and Black Butterfly    2.0
54. A Job on the Farm    2.0
39. He Gets a Weekly Allowance    2.1
70. Watch the Magician Closely    2.2
69. Hide and Seek    2.3
88. The Teacher Yells at Him    2.3
14. He Eats a Candy Bar    2.4
65. They Play Monopoly for Fun    2.6
75. A Math Problem    2.6
61. A Turtle Has Its Own Home    2.8
91. School Is Out for Summer    2.8
41. Everyone Loves Babies    2.9
8. Hungry for Hot Dogs    3.1
68. She Practices Flips for the Olympics    3.1
92. Tell Kids a Good Story    3.2
17. Let's Go to Disneyland    3.4
52. Good Soldiers, Bad Soldiers    3.4
31. Red Trees and Red Cats    3.9
59. A Soccer Goalie    3.9
27. He Is a Chocolate Lover    5.0



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