These readings are modeled after the Blaine Ray extended readings. There are 3 versions of the same story (287; 344; 364 words). I used these as the readings on my mid-term exams for French 1, 2, and 3. They each follow about the same story line, but contain structures and vocabulary more specific to each level. Each also has a reading comprehension activity that follows.
Version 1: present tense, forms of avoir, aller, être, vouloir and -er verbs. Also includes 10 comprehension questions in English.
Version 2: present tense, all forms from version 1 plus forms of pouvoir, vouloir, dormir, voir, lire, prepositions, and the structure "lui dit". Also includes 10 comprehension questions in French.
Version 3: past and present tense, all forms of versions 1&2 plus imparfait/passé composé, reflexive verbs, ne...rien, a few indirect objects. Also includes 5 logic statements for reading comprehension. Students read a statement and mark whether it is logic or illogic based on the information in the story and then provide support from the story.
Also, I changed the name of the main character from George to Rapunzel for the 3rd story because I wanted to use the feminine form of some verbs in the passé composé.
George (Rapunzel) wants a blue dragon because blue dragons play the piano and he likes to listen to the piano. He goes to two locations to find the dragon.