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8th Grade Interactive Language Arts Skill Builders


Online Stories - CCSS RL.8.10, RI.8.10

Links verified on 12/24/2015

  1. Exercises and Games
    1. Adult Learning Activities - Many online stories to read. Online quizzes and vocabulary tests follow each story. Nature ; Money ; Science and Technology
  2. Non-Interactive Stories to Read Online
    1. Aaron Shepard's World of Stories - "Here are folktales, fairy tales, tall tales, myths, legends, magical tales, and sacred stories, plus original fables, humor, fantasy, and historical fiction - all from award-winning author Aaron Shepard."
    2. Classic Novels and eBooks - Books online divided up into chapters. Search by book title or author. Includes short stories and a children's section.
    3. Classic Short Stories - Online text of some of the short story classics.
    4. Electronic Text Center - The Modern English Collection contains fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, letters, newspapers, manuscripts and illustrations from 1500 to the present, arranged for browsing by author's last name or by category of interest.
    5. Electronic Text Index - Search for online books by author, title or tag with the Alex Catalog of Electronic Texts.
    6. Folktale of the Month - "Mike's Random Folktales" selection plus an index of recent selections.
    7. Good Reading On-line - Many classic novels online with tools to help students read on line.
    8. Novels: Fiction - Published from the EServer Collection.
    9. Online Newspapers - Read newspapers from all over the world.
    10. Poetry 180 - A list of poems and authors.
    11. Poetry Collection - From the EServer Collection.
    12. ReadPrint - Free online library, thousands of free books, poems and short stories.
    13. Short Fiction - From the EServer Collection.
    14. The Internet Classics Archive - Bringing the wisdom of the classics to the Internet since 1994.
    15. The Moonlit Road - "Southern ghost stories, folktales, myths, legends and flat out whoppers - they're all here on The Moonlit Road.com. Light a lantern and come sit a spell with our storytellers!"
    16. The Online Books Page - Search over 1 million free books by author, title, or subject.
    17. Young Adult Storybooks - Select from 7 online stories to read.
  3. Stories with Audio This resource includes voice instructions for students
    1. Aesop's Fables - Online fables, some are audio.
    2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - An unabridged, dramatic audio production in RealAudio Directed and Narrated by Karen Chan.
    3. Audio and Video Story Collection - From Kids LearnOutLoud.com. Free audio and video stories for kids and teens to learn from. Most audio titles can be downloaded in digital formats such as MP3 and most video titles are available to stream online.
    4. Audio Short Stories - Stories from The Moonlit Road told by storytellers: ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends.
    5. Learn Out Loud - Free audio and video podcasts of novels.
    6. Story: Tiger Son - An online story with audio that is based on an Ancient Chinese Tale by Po Chung-ling.

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