blogs.psychcentral.com

individual stories & collections, usually interactive and always with sound


 BBC: Little Animals Activity Center
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/menu.shtml

---another BBC site which, though child-centered, can reward adults




Bookbox

http://www.bookbox.com/

---"Intermediate plus learners can watch over 30 stories in over 30 languages, all in HD quality.

A simple slider allows you to navigate through all stories right on the home page." Not interactive, but enjoy.

----more info https://sites.google.com/site/vikseslklixnewsletter/27-january-2012



Duck in the toilet

http://www.processresearchmethods.org/test/Duck%20in%20Toilet/Intro%20Page/page1_duck.htm


---the story of a boy & his toy duck; the pages are old-fashioned, but it's a very worthwhile addition to the ESL world.

Below, see the site structure &, trust me, it works very well for good beginners

Practice the Sounds

uck and ay



Dustechoes

http://www.abc.net.au/dustechoes/


---"12 beautifully animated dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land, telling stories of love, loyalty, duty to country and
aboriginal custom and law"; intermediate.

---more info http://sites.google.com/site/vikseslklixnewsletter/8-may-2010





Four Stories TPR

http://static.digischool.nl/oefenen/hennyjellema/engels/talk/index.htm


---based on TPR & grammarinaction principles; clunky site but too good to ignore; very good beginners plus


---more info http://sites.google.com/site/vikseslklixnewsletter/7-september-2008


Goodnight Stories

http://goodnightstories.com/index.html



---5 brief but exemplary rebus-style stories for real beginners






I like to dance

http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=564


---cute, brief story to interact with; beginners



 Kizclub
http://www.kizclub.com/reading1.htm

---
44 stories,3 levels,though they are really all for beginners. There is a progression through the three levels,
 but the topics remain child-centered. One of the best story sites available; navigation hint---click only Read The Story.

---more info https://sites.google.com/site/vikseslklixnewsletter/15-may-2011


Learnenglish:Kids

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories


---British Council
presents "lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to have fun and learn English too."

British Council, like BBC, means quality, so go to it.




 Pedro the painter's week
http://www.processresearchmethods.org/test/Pedro%27s%20week/Intro%20Page/Intro.htm

---the story of a boy & his toy duck; the pages are old-fashioned, but it's a very worthwhile addition to the ESL world.
 Below, see the site structure &, trust me, it works very well for good beginners

Practice the Sounds

ain and ake




 Starfall: comprehension & phonics
http://www.starfall.com/
---"
a free public service to teach children to read with phonics.
Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool,
kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development
(ELD, ELL, ESL)."
Have fun learning to read.

Storyplace

http://www.storyplace.org/preschool/other.asp


---15 child-centered topics, each containing an audio-visual story plus an interactive activity; excellent.



Super Easy Reading

http://www.eslfast.com/supereasy/index.htm


---Currently boasting 200 stories, this site does the usual trick....listen & read a short story, then complete two story based exercises. Some computer literacy is needed by a beginner who wants to try this site.

---more info http://sites.google.com/site/vikseslklixnewsletter/4-april-2010


365 ESL short stories
http://www.eslfast.com/
---This is probably what you'd call a no frills site. It works, but it's far from exciting.
But are you complaining when there are 365 short stories to read, listen to & then test your story comprehension?
Good intermediate plus.

---more info http://sites.google.com/site/vikseslklixnewsletter/13-march-2010









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