STORYWORLD is a literacy program for English Language Learners that is multimodal, multisensory, and multilingual.
“It’s more than just an educational tool—it’s
helped [my ELLs] with peer relationships.”
Teachers get access to our entire library free for 60 days
Our comprehensive library of fully-illustrated ebooks cover over 2000 common words and phrases
Every page is read-aloud and every word is clickable for audio support to build fluency fast—a rare feature for children’s ebooks.
Every story includes games and worksheets to extend learning in reading, listening, speaking, & writing.
Beautiful illustrations and photographs connect words with memorable visuals for easy recall.
Theme-based narratives written specifically for language learners includes non-fiction and cultural myths and legends.
Every book is an entire unit of study you can use to supplement your lessons
The story anchors the unit and introduces new concepts and academic vocabulary.
Games after the story enables students to practice new skills in all modalities.
Printable and online worksheets encourage creative expression, such as creating your own story.
Every story comes with a corresponding lesson plan developed by teachers. Includes multicultural links and discussion points for social/emotional learning (SEL) when appropriate.
Use STORYWORLD for full-class instruction, small groups, independent learning, push-in, after-school, and at-home learning.
Each week, teacher Jean Lupino uses a different story to teach her class of
English language learners.
A broad range of embedded multimodal, multilingual and multisensory tools provides encouragement and support for a variety of learning styles.
STORYWORLD was developed with support from the U.S. Department of Education with iterative research provided by West Ed.
“Students using STORYWORLD performed as well as those with a book and teacher support...the program allows students to learn independently in formal and informal learning settings.”
“Students demonstrated statistically significant increases in their motivation to read, Self-Concept as a Reader, and Value of Reading...Students eagerly read multiple books in a single session, going beyond the prescribed requirement of only one book.”
“Teachers articulated that the STORYWORLD product would be a very useful tool in their classrooms and could be integrated into their curriculum for ELA or ELL support.”