This website offers 1600 free stories intended for Beginning and Intermediate level ESL students. They are categorized as Beginners, Easy, or Short and are accessible using a personal computer or mobile device. They were created by a Mike Carlson, who taught English Language Learners for 24 years in New York and California.
All repeat key words or simple phrases multiple times. All were grade-leveled using Flesch-Kincaid, which determines readability by word and sentence length. Most of the stories have accompanying audios, and some provide two audio speeds: normal and slow. Many of the stories have vocabulary, cloze, scrambled sentences, crosswords, and dictation exercises.
Note: Be aware that there are pop-ups/ads on the pages with stories and exercises, which can be distracting to users.