Simplified Classical Story Readings

  The main purpose of these readings is to offer to students an extended introduction to an important
part of our cultural literacy that informs, entertains, and uplifts. Below are the contents of both levels.

LEVEL ONE: (approximately grades 2 and 3)
Contemporary Reading: (pending)

Microsoft Office Word Document

LEVEL TWO: (approximately grades 4 and 5)


I: Playscripts|                                                                                                              
1. A Christmas Carol                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
2. The Prince and the Pauper                                                                                                                                                                            
3. Helen Keller                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
II: Narrated Scripts
1. Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp                                                                                                                                                        
2. The Wizard of Oz                                                                                                                                                                                                           
3. Moby Dick                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
III: Shakespeare's Plays in Story Form                                                                                                                                                   
1. Romeo and Juliet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
2. Hamlet                                                                                                                    
SELECTED CLASSIC BOOK SUMMARIES [including the first chapter]
1. Alice in Wonderland                                                                                               
2. Treasure Island                                                                                                       
3. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer                                                                                
4. Black Beauty                                                                                                           
I: Greek Myths In Narrative Script  
1. The Greek Gods                                                                                                       
2. Zeus, King of the Gods                                                                                               
3. Poseidon, the God of The Sea                                                                                  
4. Hades, the King of The Dead                                                                                   
5. Hera, the Queen of The Gods                                                                                 
6. Apollo, the God of Light                                                                                          
7. Ares, the God of War                                                                                              
8. Dionysius the God of Wine                                                                                     
9. Eros, the Love-God                                                                                                 
10. Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty                                                                        
11. Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom                                                                         
12. Hermes, the Messenger of the Gods                                                                    
13. Achilles and the War about Troy                                                                          
14. Jason and the Quest of the Golden Fleece                                                          
15. The Wanderings of Odysseus                                                                              
II: Greek Myths In Playscript
1. pandora's Box                                                                                                         
2. Medusa and Athena                                                                                               
3. King Midus                                                                                                              
4. Theseus and The Minotaur                                                                                     
5. Echo and Narcissus                                                                                                     
1. The Wolf And The Lamb                                                                                         
2. The Goose And The Golden Egg                                                                             
3. The Shepherd Boy And The Wolf                                                                            
4. The Fox And The Grapes                                                                                         
5. The Lion And The Gnat                                                                                            
6. The Lion And The Mouse                                                                                         
7. The Sheep And The Pig                                                                                            
8. The Travelers And The Purse                                                                                   
9. The Lion, The Bear And The Fox                                                                              
10. The Farmer And His Sons                                                                                       
11. The Bear and the Bees                                                                                           
13. The Wild Boar And The Fox                                                                                   
14. The Hare and the Frogs                                                                                          
15. The Dog and His Reflection                                                                                    
16. The Crow and the Pitcher                                                                                       
17. The Astrologer                                                                                                        
18. The Lion's Share                                                                                                      
19. A Raven and a Swan                                                                                                
20. The Ass and the Lap Dog                                                                                       
21. The Milkmaid and her Pail                                                                                     
22. The Fox without a Tail                                                                                            
23. The Hare and the Tortoise                                                                                      
24. The North Wind and the Sun                                                                                 
25. The Mother and the Wolf                                                                                     
26. The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey                                                                        
27. The Lion in Love                                                                                                     
28. The Man And The Serpent                                                                                    
29. The Woodman And The Serpent                                                                           
30. Androcles And The Lion                                                                                        
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