For comprehensive lists of resources, check out the
Digital Storytelling Guide
Sources of Books/Reading Materials
- International Children’s Digital Library ChildrensLibrary.org The Alien 1000’s of children’s books from around the world , sortable by age level and book type.
- Story Online Storylineonline.net
Videos of famous people reading storybooks. Includes printable handouts with activities, but not the original text of the books.
- FreeKidsBooks Freekidsbooks.org Free downloadable storybooks.
- BooksShouldbeFree.com Public domain audio books available for browsing. Easy to search, nice interface.
- Booksie Sections: Children Young Adult Example: A different Twilight and a different Bella 40,000+ plus short stories, novels, and essays written and published by users. Other users can comment on stories (which usually includes very authentic teenage language).
- StarFall.com http://www.starfall.com/
Excellent resource for younger students learning to read
High-Interest sources of reading material for students
- Time for Kids Simplified articles from the magazine, Kid reporters, and lesson materials.
- Seventeen magazine
Fashion, Beauty, and Celebrity articles aimed at teen girls
- Boy’s Life
How to build a ship in a bottle Originally a scouting oriented magazine. Includes video game reviews, jokes, and blogs.
- National Geographic Kids
Tigers Cuddle with Apes Print-friendly materials on countries, animals, and science. The site also has a variety of videos, games, puzzles, and photo activities.
- Kidjutsu, Comics for Kids
Free comics sorted by type and age level
- Batoto http://www.batoto.netInternational comics translated into different languages (mostly English)
- StoryBird Storybird.com
Seven Ways to Survive School
Allows users to make their own visual stories using contributed illustrations. Thousands of user generated stories to read and discuss.
- StoryJumper (how to, create, examples)
Dumplings and Mandoo
(example Seven Ways to Survive School)
- Utellstory.com Overview How-to Video Example
TO DO Tasks
- Look through Reading Resources and the Digital Storytelling Guide Use Diigo to bookmark sites and/or post site reviews on your blog.
- Create a comic using StoryboardThat.com and post it on your blog
- Create a Slideshow with music using WMM or Photopeach and post it on your blog.
- Embed or post links to interesting stories you find.