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When you purchase a story, you get:

  • High interest reading material
  • All on one page (easy to print) with
  • Follow-up activities (to deepen understanding)

Just CLICK one of the links below, purchase a story at the reading level you want, download, print and teach.


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Four paragraphs of a short story. Perfect for a reading session with one student or a small group.  Each story is written at 3 levels. Levels 1, 5 and 8. If you purchase all 3 levels then you can teach students with different abilities with the same story.  They feel a sense of belonging.

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A complete story, usually 5 paragraphs,  with fun endings because of plots with a twist. Stories with a reading age of 6 right through to very high level stories for teenagers that are very challenging. The story sample is about a mouse in trouble!

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Read and learn the facts on a wide range of animals – mammals. The sample is about Armadillos

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    1a The Sea is my Friend

    Jane always thought of the sea as her friend and the waves as her playmates. But one day something happens which changes her mind.
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    1a Bart and Orville

    There was a special bond between Bart and his cat Orville.  So when Orville passed away Bart wanted to find a special way to memorialise him...
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    1a Sea Mammals

    An introduction to this set of information Reports on mammals from the sea; the unique characteristic of mammals that have adapted to live in water.
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    1b The Cheeky Magpie

    A magpie with a $5 note in its beak; the perfect opportunity for Craig to get some extra pocket money. But this magpie has other ideas...
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    1b Dolphins

    Dolphins are mammals that spend their whole lives in the sea. They live in oceans all over the world. The sea is different from all the other mammal habitats but the dolphin is very much at home there …
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    1b The Rabbbit

    On the surface, it was just another day in the fields surrounding the rabbit warren.  But why had the birds suddenly gone quiet, what was that strange noise and why was the earth rumbling...
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    1c A Dog’s Life

    Jack feels sorry for his dog Ben. A dog's life must be so boring. But as Jack rushes off to school in the cold and the rain and Ben curls up in front of the fire, maybe the dog has the better deal...
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    1c A Long Lost Father

    Charlotte's father left her mother before she was born, and now it seems that she is about to meet him face-to-face for the very first time...
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    1c Walruses

    Walruses are very large mammals. They spend most of their time in the sea. They live in the coldest parts of the world near the North Pole. They spend most of their day in the freezing water but come out to rest and sunbathe on rocks or large, flat pieces of floating ice called ice floes ...
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    1d Best Friends

    What has happened to Sophie? A close friendship between a dog and a cat is tested when the cat goes missing on day...
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    1d Sea Otters

    Sea otters are mammals that spend most of their time in the sea. Their favourite spots are beds of seaweed close to the shore. When they are not diving for food, sea otters spend their time floating on their back eating, cleaning their fur, or sleeping ...
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    1d Tim’s Torment

    Tim is not having a good day and now he has to go to Katherine Murphy's classroom. A few days ago he barely knew she existed but now there are all these strange new feelings...
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    1e Baby Hoatzin

    The Hoatzin is a strange pheasant-like bird that can be found in the mangrove swamps of the Amazon. One of the many unusual features of this species is the escape plan imprinted into the young. Nests are built over water, and if danger threatens, the chicks, which are excellent swimmers, will plunge to safety in the water below, return to shore and climb back up to the nest. This is the story of such an escape...
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    1e The First Ride

    It's one thing to want to ride a horse in your mind, but being so close up is another thing. He seemed so huge and alive; his sides heaved as he breathed and his ears twitched...
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    1f The Ice Cream Truck

    Ice creams are on the 'banned food' list in my family. Nana makes an exception when my team wins its first game but she will be in trouble if Mum finds out...
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    1f The Washing Machine

    Feeling frustrated with your electrical appliances? This StoryByte takes a look at the other-point -of-view, a washing machine's perspective on human use, or should we say abuse...
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    1g All I Want for Christmas

    Kate, the tom boy, has her heart set on a go-cart for Christmas but sentimental Mum has other plans...
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    1g Do What You’re Told

    A chilling consequence for a young girl who doesn't like to be told what to do.  A plane flight that would change her life..
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    1h Pet Problems

    There was a special bond between Bart and his cat Orville.  So when Orville passed away Bart wanted to find a special way to memorialise him...
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    1h Rain Stopped Play

    I was a bit nervous when Dad told me my cousin Josh was coming to stay for a couple of days in the holidays...
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    1i Princcess Penelope

    Princess Penelope is not your ordinary princess. She finds her royal lifestyle rather difficult and has an unusual way of relieving the stress. However, one day in the forest she makes a discovery that might change her life forever...
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    1j Sam

    What is Sam up to this time? Interesting things always happen when Sam goes on one of his history binges. Like the time he was obsessed with Guy Fawkes…
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    All Storybytes – Levels 1, 5, 8 – (A to J)

    Purchase the first ten Level 1 Storybytes written at 3 different levels. This allows you to use the same story in a class of children with different reading levels but still be able to have discussions and follow up activities which are all the same.
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    The First Ten Level 1 Storybytes – (A to J)

    Purchase the first ten Level 1 Storybytes. Work with your students and then give them the follow up activities to consolidate their reading practice.