Reading
  • Billy Bear for Kids
    This is a wonderful sites in which you can find storybooks, clipart and activities for students in the elementary school level. I recommend this site.
    Level: foundation level
    Type of Activity: coloring pages, worksheets and storybooks
    Submitted by: Jullanar Farraj

  • Starfall
    A fantastic set of online stories. Each story is based on a specific sound. The stories are accompanied by sounds and games that reinforce the reading rules. There are even worksheets to download.
    Level: L1, L2
    Type of Activity: reading, games

  • Story Corner
    A super collection of games, stories and songs from the Sesame Street Workshop. Kids can read, play games or sing-a-long and at the same time improve their English
    Level: L1, L2
    Type of Activity: reading, games
    Multimedia: pictures, flash

  • The Web Side Stories
    A great site that includes mini stories with 250 pictures. Pupils can read all kind of stories. They can choose while they surf. The sentences are short and there are many photos which facilitate understanding.
    Level: L2, L3
    Type of Activity: Entertainment, Fairy tales
    Multimedia: photos

  • Bedtime Story
    This site is designed for busy parents to find simple and pleasant stories for their children. However teachers can print out stories from this site and using it in their classes. Pupils can read these stories on line too.
    Level: L2, L3
    Type of Activity: fairy tales, entertainment, the reading corner
    Multimedia: pictures

  • abc NEWS4KIDS
    A fantastic news site for kids. Twice a week new stories are published, written in clear English and superbly illustrated.
    Level: L2, L3, NS
    Type of Activity: reading, interactive
    Multimedia: flash, animation

  • Absolutely Whootie Stories to Grow By
    A fantastic collection of folk and fairy tales from around the world. The site includes worksheets on all the stories and kids can submit their illustrations of the stories.
    Level: L3, NS
    Type of Activity: reading
    Multimedia: pictures

  • Between the Lions, Adventure Map
    An incredible site full of stories, phonetic based word games, songs and more.
    Level: L1, L2
    Type of Activity: reading, interactive games
    Multimedia: flash, sound, quicktime

  • Blue Bear
    A simple online book about BlueBear. Great illustrations make the meaning clear. There are also pictures to print and colour.
    Level: L1
    Type of Activity: reading
    Multimedia: pictures

  • Candlelight Stories
    A great variety of online stories some illustrated others not. There is also an online mystery that kids are invited to continue. The site also includes a simple alphabet game.
    Level: PR, L3, NS
    Type of Activity: reading, interactive
    Multimedia: flash, pictures, animation

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul
    Short stories that touch the heart. There is also a section for teenagers including a forum based problem page. I've used the stories as "ice-breakers" at the start of lessons.
    Level: L3, NS
    Type of Activity: reading, interactive


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