Texts in Context: Students learn that texts from different cultures or historical periods may reveal different patterns in how they go about narrating, informing and persuading (see ACARA).
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TRADITIONAL TALES and FAIRYTALES
Penguin Group Aesop Fables
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Animated Aesop fables. Click on the picture to hear and view the animated tale.
University of Massechusett Aesop fables
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An alphabetical list of Aesop Fables, some stories have still images and audio, others are animated.
Anderson Tales
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Classic folk tales and fairy tales by Hans Christen Anderson.
Starfall Greek Myths
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A selection of Greek Myths available. The animations are interactive and words can be read with prompts available by word.
British Council Traditional tales
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A selection of traditional fairy tales. Animated and with audio. Stories have worksheets to accompany stories.
Starfall Chinese Myths
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A selection of Chinese Myths available. The animations are interactive and words can be read with prompts available by word.
Wired for Books Beatrix Potter
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Beatrix Potter stories that are animated. Links to games related to each story are included.
BGFL Traditional Tales
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A selection of tradtional tales to either read online or print to read as a hard copy.
Primary Resources Fairy tales
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Various resources to support fairy tales - uploaded by other teachers, resources include lesson plans, PowerPoints, links to other sites and worksheets.
STORIES FROM DIVERSE CULTURES
International Children's Digital Library
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Stories from diverse cultures and in different languages. Page is divided into age appropriateness of text. Animated stories to view, read.
Hindu Kids Stories
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A selection of five stories to choose from, animated and appropriate for all ages.
CBeebies Stories from around the world
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A selection of digital stories from around the world.
ABC Dust Echoes
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A brilliant site that highlights Indigenous stories, Dreaming stories and Aboriginal languages. There are interactive quizzes after each story. (Some stories are more appropriate for Early Years than others)
QLD Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' books
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An excellent selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' virtual books. Many have audio to accompany the story. A good resource to discuss Aboriginal English as well as highlight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders' stories from various parts of Queensland.
National Library of Australia Bunyips
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Aboriginal stories documenting the Dreaming stories about bunyips.
ONLINE STORIES
Kent Woodlands Jnr Interactive Stories
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Diverse interactive stories for various age groups. Various topics and themes are covered.
Teacher Tap Online stories
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Links to MANY interactive stories for children of various ages.
Story Time for Me
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Free online children's stories. Includes word by word highlighting.
Storyline Online
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A selection of early childhood favourite stories that are read by various celebrities. Each book is accompanied by resources and suggested lesson plans.
BBC CBeebies story time by world stories
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Online stories from around the world.
Oxford Owl Free e-books
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Search by age appropriateness, genre and theme or resource type. This site also has activities that relate to the story that is read.
Magic Keys Storybooks online
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Links to a variety of storybooks for all ages. Some include just text, others include audio.
Wayne R K-2 literacy
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Site has not been updated for some time, however there is an extensive list of online stories.
Beenleigh SS Online story links
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An extensive list of links to online stories. The page is broken into year levels.
Story Place Stories for preschoolers
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This site has a selection of online stories by theme. It also has optional online activities and downloadable or printable activities related to each theme.
Story Nory Online stories
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A wide selection of audio stories. Stories can be listened to online or can be downloaded as an MP3. Great for ipods, ipads or listening centres.
Speekaboos
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This site requires paid registration, however once registered there are many traditional stories, folk tales, fairy tales and more contemporary stories to view. There are optional games and downloads, a new feature is a voice record.
Book Time Online stories
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A selection of stories to read, downloads, author interviews and games to play. Book reviews on various texts also available.
Tumble Books ebooks for kids
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A wonderful collection of fiction and non-fiction texts. Some are animated and others are 'read alongs' without animation.
ONLINE POETRY
Game Classroom It's fun to read poetry
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Four poems to choose from with text, related illustrations and audio.
Starfall Poetry
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Four poems that children can read and/or listen to then respond to what they have heard.
Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry 4 kids
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A site containing a variety of poems to listen to, interact with and create poetry.
pitara Kids Network Poems for kids
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A large assortment of poems to read online, the adds detract from the appeal, though a great variety to choose from, relevant to many themes and special occaisions.
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