Writing and reading books and texts

Scholastic Story Starter: great tool for ELL students

Tar Heel Reader
Tar Heel Reader, a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. The books may be downloaded as slide shows in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces. You may write your own books using pictures from the huge collection at Flickr or pictures you upload.

Yudu: Read and publish online in many languages for free from anywhere. Explore the Library to find magazines, newspapers, eBooks and more.


Bubblr-make comics-fast and easy

Mixbook-Make an online book with photos for free.
Spain:an example
Mixbook - Create Beautiful Photo Books and Scrapbooks! | View Sample Photo Books | Create your own Photo Book

Storybird: Create your own stories with a wonderful set of images from different artists. To includes accents-write the story in Word and then copy and paste. Students can collaborate on a story also. Can publish stories, but they are not yet allowing stories in other languages to be public. But you can invite people to read your story. For students learning English there are some great stories to read.


Storybird Wiki: A place to share readings in other languages. Fiona Joyce has developed this wiki to share Storybird stories and gives advice on how to make them public.