Eight new stories from the African Storybook Project website

The African Storybook project (http://www.africanstorybook.org/) , a wonderful repository of Creative Commons stories, beautifully illustrated, for the children of Africa, has changed its website to a new design. It is not very easy to find your way around the new website and the actual stories don’t have links that enable one to find them again. (The only way i could find a link to a story was to email it to myself using the Share button). Nevertheless this is a site every teacher should know ab...

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African Storybook project update – folktales your students will love

The African Storybook Project is a wonderful Literacy website with a wide range of stories from Grades 1-3 learners in a multitude of African languages. Visit www.africanstorybook.org to see the amazing spread. The stories and folktales have beautiful illustrations, can be read online or they can be downloaded as PDFs and made into hand-held books. Best is that the African Storybook Project is OER and uses Creative Commons licensing which enables the books to be adapted if so desired. In their latest ne...

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African Storybook update – 91 books have been translated into French

The African Storybook Project is one of the most amazing Literacy websites with its wide range of stories from Grades 1-3 learners in a multitude of African languages. These stories found at www.african storybook.org each with beautiful illustrations, can be read online or they can be downloaded as PDFs and made into books. They use the Creative Commons licensing which enables the books to be free to use and adapt if so desired. This month the African Storybook project is celebrating its French translat...

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The African Storybook project is promoting some of their lovely, online Foundation Phase stories

These are lovely stories that are beautifully illustrated that you can use in your reading lessons. “The hare is a popular and clever character who pops up in many traditional (and modern) stories. This month we showcase some of the tales we have on the website about the hare, and especially about the mean tricks he plays on other animals. (Although surely nothing is worse than the joke Rooster plays on Hare!) We hope you’ll be inspired to translate and share the stories, and also to add your own st...

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Some story updates from the amazing, local African Storybook website

This week the African Storybook Project sent out a newsflash showing their most recent story updates. We have displayed them below with links to their spot on the website. Have you visited http://www.africanstorybook.org/, the home of the African Storybook Project (ASP)? It is a truly amazing, local website.  The stories, which are all for the younger grades,  can be read on site or downloaded to print and use. Their current collection of Featured Stories on the website home page is a great re...

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The free, online African Storybook Project’s 2014 Digital Storytelling course for teachers in Africa has been completed

The African Storybook Project (ASP) is a project that is currently creating and encouraging the use of a multilingual, digital library of stories for the first few years of reading. The website was launched recently at a multilingual symposium in Pretoria and can be located at http://africanstorybook.org/ Recently a free, five-week, online course entitled ‘Digital Storytelling for the African Storybook Project 2014’ was on offer for teachers in Africa from SchoolNetSA and the African Storybook Proj...

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The African Storybook website and Grade 3 students – using the story circle idea

_________________________________________ If you are a teacher from South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya or Uganda  reading this we would like to tell you about a writing opportunity and a free online writing course that is coming up with SchoolNetSA and Saide as part of this amazing African Storybook project and website that has been developed for Africa. Find out how to join the course here. (The course can be done using any device platform – PC, Apple Device, iPad, Android, Windows phone etc.) __...

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Grade 2 students love reading the stories on the African Storybook website

_________________________________________ If you are a teacher from South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya or Uganda  reading this we would like to tell you about a writing opportunity and a free online writing course that is coming up with SchoolNetSA and Saide as part of this amazing African Storybook project and website that has been developed for Africa. Find out how to join the course here. (The course can be done using any device platform – PC, Apple Device, iPad, Android, Windows phone etc.) ...

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Introducing Grade 1 students to the African Storybook Project website

_____________________________________________ If you are a teacher from South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya or Uganda  reading this we would like to tell you about a writing opportunity and a free online writing course that is coming up with SchoolNetSA and Saide as part of this amazing African Storybook project and website that has been developed for Africa. Find out how to join the course here. (The course can be done using any device platform – PC, Apple Device, iPad, Android, Windows phone etc.) ...

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An exciting, free digital storytelling course and writing opportunity for educators starting 21 July. Please sign up…

If you are a teacher from South Africa, Lesotho, Kenya or Uganda  reading this we would like to tell you about a writing opportunity and a free online writing course that is coming up with SchoolNetSA and Saide as part of this amazing African Storybook project and website that has been developed for Africa. (The course can be done using any device platform – PC, Apple Device, iPad, Android, Windows phone etc.) If you like, you can read more details about the exciting new African Storybook proj...

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