SnapReads! are free, serial, short passages adapted from some of our most popular titles. Written at roughly first-grade level, these quick reads introduce new readers to an underlying story in 4 or 5 installments. Once readers have some familiarity with characters and plots, they can gain some confidence and get ready for the full text. SnapReads! are between 250 and 300 words each. They act as on-ramps for bigger books.  
Yankee Doodleby Loretta Welch
Here are audio versions of SnapReads! from Yankee Doodle. The full, original text read at a deliberately slow pace is available from providers such as OverDrive and Audible.
American Lionby R. Timothy Rush
The Bear Suitby Marta Maretich