Free Books & Children’s Stories Online | StoryJumper PricesSchoolsLoginSign-up Library New Purchased Books Most popular by language: EnglishEspañolFrançaisPolski Popular topics: minecraft magic math fairy friend adventure animals Make your own book (FREE) He runs with animals in the forest, pilots an airplane, and rides a wild horse. by lgrimm A Life Cycle Adventure This story is about a little caterpillar's journey to discover what it is and what it does. by RubySue The Very Hungry Caterpillar This book is about a Caterpillar who's very very hungry. by snowpie E the Elephant Overcomes A lonely Elephant finds confidence within by meeting new friends ! by academyjenna What Makes You a Super Hero? This book helps remind kids that through every day actions of being kind, helpful and thoughtful, they have the "powers" to be a Super Hero. by DanikaGordon Wings About a girl who gets wings. by Nightpelt12 A sweeter version of "Hansel and Gretel". by bannisterz Charlie the Hotdog Charlie the hotdog learns that no amount of condiments can make you feel special.
Riverbend Standing Orders Good Books For Young Souls Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2015 We’re delighted to announce the winners of our 9th annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Competition! It’s exciting to see such an array of excellent blogs for writers. Make sure you visit all the ten blogs to get to know the new top crop of writing blogs. How were the winners selected? Initial qualification: A site must have been nominated more than once by multiple individuals. Goins, Writer The blogger behind this blog is Jeff Goins. Positive Writer Bryan Hutchinson has created a dynamic blog with a positive vibe and has built a substantial readership in a relatively short time. Tara Lazar: Writing for Kids Children’s fiction author Tara Lazar has turned her blog into a lively resource for picture book writers. Helping Writers Become Authors Katie Weiland’s blog is a great place for fiction writers. The Write Practice Created by Joe Bunting, the Write Practice is the place to go if you want to kick-start your writing practice. Live Write Thrive Terrible Minds The Write Life Jennifer Blanchard
Helping you learn and teach about Aboriginal culture Playing by the book 7 Easy ESL Visual Aids to Teach Anything Effectively A picture is worth a thousand words. Nowhere is this truer than in the ESL classroom. Suppose after a verb game or during some reading comprehension exercise, one of your curious students wants to know the difference between “He danced at the party” and “He was dancing at the party.” What will you do? You could probably give a really clear explanation about how one sentence states what happened at a specific place or time, and the other gives background information to establish a scene in the past. And then maybe you’d give a couple more examples prior to showing how the two very similar tenses—past perfect and past perfect continuous—do in fact differ. Or, you could draw a picture of two timelines, one representing each sentence, and have the students describe them. Which would be more effective? The Benefits of Using Visual Aids in the ESL Classroom Visual aids, like those two timelines, are so perfect for the ESL classroom. Helps students understand and remember concepts more easily 1. 2. 3.
Inala Wangarra 'The Little Wooden Horse': Adventures on my kids' bookshelf 20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners | MindShift | KQED News Kathy Perez has decades of experience as a classroom educator, with training in special education and teaching English language learners. She also has a dynamic style. Sitting through her workshop presentation was like being a student in her classroom. Perez says when students are engaged, predicting answers, talking with one another and sharing with the class in ways that follow safe routines and practices, they not only achieve more but they also act out less. “If we don’t have their attention, what’s the point?” She’s a big proponent of brain breaks and getting kids moving around frequently during the day. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. NED’s GREAT EIGHT I feel OKIt mattersIt’s activeIt stretches meI have a coachI have to use itI think back on itI plan my next steps 9. Build a safe environmentRecognize diversity in the classroomAssessment must be formative, authentic and ongoingInstructional strategies should be a palette of opportunitiesNew models 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
Nyeumba Meta Space - Logan City Council Libraries About Nyeumba Meta Welcome to Nyeumba-Meta. Nyeumba-Meta is a space and collection at Logan Central Library that was aims to increase respect for Australian First Nations People. Nyeumba Meta was named in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents, to reflect the Yugambeh and Torres Strait languages. Nyeumba in Yugambeh language means "teaching or learning". The Space The Nyeumba Meta space includes its collection of books and artifacts, artwork and regular Yarning with Our Mob events. The Collection The Nyeumba Meta collection was donated to Logan City Council Libraries in 1998 when the Indigenous Education Unit based at Woodridge State School was closed. In 2012, a new donation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander items for children was given to the collection by The Salvation Army, Communities for Children, Logan. The collection includes books, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles and artefacts.
Blog Jamila Gavin, illustrated by Peter Bailey,Grandpa ChatterjiGrandpa’s Indian SummerGrandpa Chatterji’s Third EyeEgmont, 2006. Ages 7-11 Neetu and Sanjay, sister and brother, have two grandfathers – one nearby in England, Grandpa Leicester, who is very particular about how his grandchildren should behave; and Grandpa Chatterji whom they have never met until he comes from India to visit them. He couldn’t be more different to Grandpa Leicester, and much to the children’s surprise, even he is drawn under Grandpa Chatterji’s spell, despite himself. Grandpa Chatterji, in fact, possesses many qualities which make him an admirable role model for the children. His gentleness and simplicity belie his inner strength and he always has a twinkle in his eye. Grandpa Chatterji (shortlisted for the Smarties Prize) and Grandpa’s Indian Summer were first published in the early ’90s. Marjorie Coughlan July 2006
The Seven Best Short Animated Films for the Language Classroom - Kieran Donaghy Animated films are ones in which individual drawings, paintings, or illustrations are photographed frame by frame. Traditionally animated films have been associated with children, however, nowadays they are designed to appeal to everyone. With the increased ease of creating animations, there has been a huge rise in the number of animated films being produced, and the vast majority of these are short animations. Many of these short animated films can be exploited in the language classroom as they are short enough to be used in a single session, offer a complete narrative in a short space of time, have a unique capacity of grabbing and holding students’ attention, and deal with contemporary subjects and issues, such as bullying, racism, sexism, homelessness, and human rights, which are relevant to students’ lives. Here are my seven favourite animated short films for the language classroom. Paperman Paperman is an Oscar-nominated short film by John Kahrs which went viral. Head Over Heels