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Online stories for interactive whiteboards

Dancing girl linked to Site2See: Songs for childrenBoy standing at IWB and book characters arriving on the board. See also Sites2See: Digital storytelling in the early years (link to resource)

Text tips

Download SMART Notebook files for text types including Narratives, Procedural recounts and Expositions, for Stages 1–3.

Student reading

At Beantime Stories early readers can read by themselves and practise reading with games. Roy: Tale of a Singing Zebra has reading notes and worksheets. Find favourites at Seussville, collections at Sebastian Swan or Storybooks at Magickeys. Read levelled, guided readers from Literactive (free but log in needed). Share old picture books.

Reading aloud. Image of book characters moving from the book towards the interactive whiteboard

Image of faces linked to I have fun with faces resource

Read or listen to a story at I have fun with faces, with an easy read for early readers. Find animated stories at CBeebies. fiction and nonfiction books include audio for each word or line to help with pronunciation.

The Pre-school Library has online and offline activities with related book lists. Kiz Club has books by well-known authors, in three reading levels. Listen to fairytales and do follow-up activities.

Clifford the Big Red Dog has interactive stories and games. Find hundreds of early years books at Stories from the Web, and a world of reading, history and games at Ziptales. RIF Reading Planet has Read Along Stories and Songs for young students.

Make your own stories

Emu linked to Ebenezer Q

Create stories for Ebenezer Q Emu (Early Stage 1, Stage 1). At Through my window read another school’s story and send them an illustration. In Jungle Eyes, create your own adventure, or a digital story at A Kennel for Sophie.

Create your own myths and legends or a postcard. Wacky Web Tales helps Stage 2 and 3 students to create their own story topics using parts of speech, and Carnegie Library has a good story maker for IWBs. Use a story maker designed for ESL students.

from a broad range. Try Picture book maker, A dog’s life (create a tale), Speak your mind (write an editorial), or make a character scrapboook.

On websites, find folk tales from around the world, plays, comics, Greek myths, tongue twisters and poetry. Find storybooks read by actors. Learn about words and artists in the art gallery.

Find advice for parents, parents’ activity sheets and a helpful parent guide. Mem Fox has advice on how to read to children and ten read-aloud commandments. Use a library for the world's children, an ebook index, or a super index of antique children’s books for older readers.

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