Getting Started

Read the policies for use, accept, and then complete the registration form to join.

Select a language to browse the stories. Copy and share any story with your students.

Write any copyright-free story and share with classrooms worldwide.



 Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I register?

Click here to read the terms. Scroll to the bottom and complete the form.  You will get a confirmation email with your username and a reminder of the password you set.  You may also register by clicking the small "Register" link at the very top left in the black navigation bar, available on any page.

2.  How do I log in?

Again, on the black bar at the very top of any page, you can find the "Login" link.  You can also login in the center box on the home page.

3.  What if I forget my password?

If you forget your password, the fastest way to locate it is to search your inbox for the registration email.  If you can not locate your password and need to re-set it, you can complete this form.  For your protection, you will need administrator approval, which can take a few hours.  We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

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4.  How do I share a story?

For a full explanation of how to share a story, click here.  Note that you must first register, login, and join a language group to share a story.

5.  What if I can't find my language?

You will notice in the drop-down menu at the top, titled "Languages" the choices are limited.  In the future, we hope to accept submissions for many other languages.  If you would like to know how you can help to see your language represented, please contact us.

6.  Can I use someone else's story from the Great Story Reading Project?

Yes.  You may copy or modify any works that are copyright free for classroom use, like all the works found in this database. Please modify any way you would like, for example: making an easier or harder version, translating to a completely different language, or writing an alternate ending.

If two versions of the same story exist, they may be easier to find if you connect them.  To do this:

  1. Click "create new doc" and write the story as you normally would. 
  2.  Scroll down.  The very last option is "Parent."  Click on the drop down box and find the "parent" or original story.  

  3. Click submit. A footnote will now appear in the original story and in your version with a link to all versions of this story.