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International Children's Digital Library


 
 
http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

 
 
Contains several children’s books in the target language.  Students can read books online page by page.

 
 
Interpretive: Students can read stories silently to themselves, aloud to the class or to other students. Teacher could prepare questions based on a given story for students to answer such as: Name three characters & compare their personalities, What is the moral of the story?, Discuss the ending of the story, etc. Students could also answer a set of pre, during and post-reading questions.

Interpersonal: Students can discuss likes and dislikes. Using a printed page or a cover of one book, students could discuss what the story might be about.

Presentational: Students can create their own children’s book or use illustrations on website to create their own text for the same story. Students could write a review of the children’s story for their local library. Students could prepare a program similar to “Reading Rainbow” to discuss what happened in the book.
 
     
 

 
 

Clic clic clic
 
   
 
Developed through the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and Commerce, this website allows the user to select from various stories. Each story is interactive with the reader selecting where the story goes next. Each story also has a guide to assist the reader. The website is entirely in Spanish.
 
 


Using ¿Dónde está miau?

Intepretive:
The stories in Clic clic clic are interactive. Students interpret the story and directions to select their likes/dislikes as they read.

Interpersonal: In small groups, students are assigned a specific cat from the story, and props to use. Then, students create a scene about their cat's world, working together to describe the story as they go, and incorporate their props.

Presentational: Students create a puppet show to recreate the main parts of the story. They summarize the main ideas of the story and present them in their puppet show using as many Spanish words as they can.

 

 





 
 

Mil cuentos

 
 
http://www.milcuentos.com/

 
 
A great collection of children's stories read by children. Absolutely adorable!

 
 

Interpretive:
Use the "mapa del cuento 1" from the website: http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/spanish/pdf/
storymap1.pdf
to take notes about the setting, characters, main conflict, events and conclusion.

Interpersonal: After clicking on the story title and before opening the text and reading of the story, use the four pictures on the introductory page to re-tell this story to a classmate.

Presentational:Think of a fairytale or book that you read when you were younger. Write down a summarized version of the story in only 10-15 lines including an original ending. Draw or find a picture from the Internet to represent each line. Then, read each line of the story and present the corresponding picture.




 
     
 





 
 

Mundo primaria

 
 
http://www.mundoprimaria.com/cuentos-infantiles-cortos


 
 
This website offers over twenty longer children's stories that have been illustrated and narrated with different voices. There are Flash-based stories where students can click to advance the story and there are videos of the stories being read. It should be noted that this site also includes various games to practice math, science, and other school subjects.

 
 
Interpretive:
Students are assigned to different stories and interactively read them. Then, students have to summarize the story in a Twitter tweet, limited to only 140 characters. They can use Twitter or simulate a Twitter post. After posting, students create a hashtag to summarize the main idea of that story. For example, a plot tweet such as "Cinderella made it to the ball with help from all types of creatures" would receive a hashtag like #micerule or #animalconnection.

Interpersonal: Silly-libs: Everyone loves silly-libs where two people work together and one person requests nouns, adjectives, adverbs, proper nouns from the other to plug into an incomplete passage based on one of the interactive stories. Once complete, the silly passage is read and laughs ensue.

Presentational:
Students are provided with 30 different writing frames such as "It was really interesting when ________did_______because______". The writing frames are divided into five from the beginning of the text, five from the middle, and five from the end. Students must select two writing frames from each section to comment on the text. It is enjoyable to choose writing frames rather than requiring the same for each student.