Getting Started

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

You can search stories with key words using the search bar at the top of every page. Browse stories by selecting the language from the top menu. Stories are then organized by beginning to advanced.  

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.

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


If you can not find your password, complete the form. A reset link will be sent to you. 



First, register and login.  Then, click here or the “Create New Doc” button. Write the story directly in the editing box.  You can also copy and paste from a word processor.  Select the language group and ability level (folder), then click “submit.” 

A full explanation of how to share a story can be found here

Teachers generously share their stories on the Great Story Reading Project in the hopes that their contributions will help students around the world. 

Language learners are  encouraged to read and enjoy stories.  Anyone may print or modify works on the Great Story Reading Project for their personal use.  

Teachers are encouraged to print, copy, or modify any works found in this database to share with students in their classroom.

However, contributions to the Great Story Reading Project should not be exploited for commercial use.  All commercial use is prohibited. 

Yes. 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.

All current languages on the Great Story Reading Project are listed here. We are always looking to expand. If you have a collection of stories and/or are willing to moderate a language group, please contact us