The following is a collection of short stories I wrote and posted to use with ELLs. Each story includes word frequency information according to the GSL (General Service List), approximate native-grade level, and ease-of-reading score. I started writing these stories because I couldn’t find any short (under a thousand words) stories which I felt were complete in and of themselves, interesting for my students, and could be used in one or two class periods as stand alone material. Over 95% of the vocabulary, excluding proper nouns, falls within the first 2000 most frequently used words in English. Please use these stories however you would like in class. If you have any suggestions for novel ways to use them, I would love to hear about it.