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Elementary Language Arts -Stories


links verified 6/18/2012

  1. Aesop's Fables - with morals listed. This site has hundreds of fables and fairy tales.
  2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - A twelve-chapter performance in RealAudio by the Wired for Books Players This resource includes voice instructions for students
  3. BAB Books On-Line - stories for primary students. No audio
  4. Bedtime Reading for Children - bedtime stories play an important role in a child’s development
  5. Billy Gnome's Bedtime Stories - written for Ben 
  6. Book-Pop - Read, listen to, or print your own books! This resource includes voice instructions for students
  7. Chateau Meddybemps Beantime Stories - On-line stories where jellybeans ripen under tropical rainbows; some are for preschool and primary, others are for all ages (Check their homepage for other neat things.) 
  8. Children's Books Forever - Free colorful children's books; great for Smartboard, whiteboards, PPT or overhead projectors!
  9. Children's Books Online in a variety of languages - posted by artist and designer, Asbjorn Lonvig in Denmark
  10. Children's Literature - posted by TeachNology
  11. Children's Literature Resources - eight categories of links to web resources 
  12. Children's Storybooks Online - You will find illustrated storied for young children and older children.
  13. Children Stories - numerous on-line stories, some from South Africa 
  14. CYKE - Stories about feelings and emotions - To select a story click on one of the sea creatures that go by. (can be used as a whole class activity)
  15. Lesson Plans for Children's Books - alphabetical index from Mr. Donn 
  16. Lil' Fingers Storybook - over a dozen stories and a coloring activities page (for Pre-K and K)
  17. Online Children's Stories - There are a lot of stories available on the Internet to read or download. Some of them are from well-known books, others can be found only online.
  18. Online Children's Stories to Read - Fables and stories.
  19. Online Story Clips - download these audio stories for your class listening time! This resource includes voice instructions for students
  20. Picture Books - stories for younger readers, with colorful pictures - from Internet Public Library
  21. Short Stories - If picture books are too easy, try these short stories. They are also from Internet Public Library.
  22. Short Stories - interactive story This resource includes voice instructions for students
  23. Reading Lounge -"Three children's books are animated online, with readings and/or introductions by a variety of players and Spike Lee. Students love to see their favorite Knicks players read aloud to them, and they can also read along with the narrator in the captioned version"  A video is available through this link This resource includes voice instructions for students
  24. Short Stories -Simple online stories for your little readers - No audio. Scroll down to the middle of the page for the free stories. 
  25. StoryLine Online stories read aloud; activities and related activities available.
  26. Stories to Read online - These are not audio but for reading entertainment. Use with caution, some links are to stories that are not in the archive.
  27. Tales by Beatrix Potter from Kids Corner 
    1. Cecily Parsely's Nursery Rhyme
    2. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
    3. Johnny Town-Mouse
    4. Miss Moppet
    5. The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    6. The Pie and the Patty Pan
    7. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
    8. Timmy Tiptoes
    9. The Tale of Two Bad Mice
  28. Sniffy and Fluffy have an Adventure - a frog and a fish take a trip across the pond 
  29. Stories to Grow By from Whootie Owl - You can search for stories by type, the values taught, or the place of origin. This is a large stockpile of stories and the stories are age ranked. 
  30. Story Place - The Children's Digital Library - Visit the preschool library and the elementary library. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  31. Tiger Aki Storybooks - Series of stories about Tiger Aki. Audio provided.

Stories for Older Children

  1. Audio Books - Classics - Hear classical stories on-line. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  2. Audio Books - Librivox - LibriVox provides free audio books from the public domain. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  3. Page By Page Books - Many titles to select from. Hundreds of classic books you can read right now, all absolutely free!
  4. Walks with Red Dog - Online stories.
  5. The Throps and Squallhoots - Chapter book online.
  6. Stories by MagicKeys - Online stories for older children.
  7. Online Story Clips - download these audio stories for your class listening time!  This resource includes voice instructions for students
  8. Cool4Kids - Online stories in many genres.
  9. Kids and Teens Online Stories - Multilink of story sites.
  10. Light Up your Brain - Stories online that are read aloud and students can read along with them. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  11. Classics for Young People - Classical books available in full-text on the Internet.


    1. Authors On the Web - The websites listed here include authors' personal websites and websites maintained by fans, scholars, and readers.
    2. Jan Brett - one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books
    3. Eric Carle - "His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 45 languages and sold over 30 million copies."
    4. Beverly Cleary - Creator of Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, Ellen Tebbits, and other beloved characters.
    5. Roald Dahl - Welcome to the World of Roald Dahl.
    6. Jean Craighead George - Author of My Side of the Mountain.
    7. Joan Holub - The author and/or illustrator of over 100 books for children.
    8. Ezra Jack Keats - The Ezra Jack Keats Virtual Exhibit 
    9. Notable Children's Authors - From Wikipedia, a list of notable children's literature authors and their most famous works
    10. J. K. Rowling - Official site
  1. Shel Silverstein - "Open your eyes, tickle your mind and show you a new world."
  2. Shakespeare - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
  3. Twain - Mark Twain in his times - This site provides the capability of searching for reviews or electronic texts. 

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