Storynory is an online treasure trove of audio stories. The site contains a mixture of new stories, fairy tales, and specially adapted myths and histories. They have published an audio story every week since November 2005 which are free to download and use.
The stories are read by Natasha Gostwick and her clear story-telling voice has won a place in the hearts of children and adults all over the world. The amazing artwork is produced by a friend of mine, the very talented Sophie Green.
StoryNory allows you to download their audio files to use in your classroom. It’s well worth a visit. You could add these stories to your own IWB resources if you wanted to.
I have been given special permission to use the images and sounds from Storynory to produce an Interactive Whiteboard resource. I have only produced one for now, as a proof of concept, but if it goes down well then I’ll make some more.
The resources include the large images with sound, plus the text of the story as well as some pages to provoke class activities and discussion.
You can find the download page over here on my Think Bank website. I’ve produced a Powerpoint version as well as an ActivInspire (note, not earlier versions) and Smart Notebook 10 version.
If this is something that you like, then leave a comment below and I’ll look into producing some more.
And thanks again to Storynory for giving me permission to use their material in this way! Go check out their site now!