Rootstown Third Graders Read & Write Digital Stories with StoryWeaver

The Rootstown third graders are using the StoryWeaver platform for practice with literacy skills for reading and writing. Created with support from Google, StoryWeaver is an open source online platform designed to increase children’s access to high-quality books and stories and ultimately improve children’s literacy skills. The StoryWeaver platform uses open source technology to connect authors, illustrators, and translators to create openly licensed stories that can be translated, remixed or newly authored to expand the diversity of stories available to children around the world with stories offered in over 60 languages. All of StoryWeaver’s content is free and accessible on multiple devices. Stories can be easily downloaded or printed to be read as hard copies. Additionally, the platform also offers a design platform with templates and illustrations that students can use to write their own stories.