Story Tools 4+

Create confident storytellers

Story Box Library

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Our series covers diverse lesson topics to explore all aspects of storytelling, guided by Australia’s most visionary book creators. Award-winning authors & illustrators present dynamic lessons, teaching students the best tools and tips for building a great story.

Engage students with video lessons packed full of useful tips & tricks related to the lesson focus.

• Lessons delivered by popular & award-winning authors & illustrators
• Sharing their experienced tips & tools for building a great story
• Content that is fun, memorable, short & most importantly, captures & holds students attention

Story Tools is a new story writing series that helps students in grades 3-6 master the mechanics of storytelling.
Developed to fill a gap in narrative storytelling via digital content in the Australian curriculum, Story Tools supports student creativity, literacy & learning to create confident storytellers.

Story Tools includes short video tutorials presented by Australia’s most visionary & diverse children’s book creators. Each video is accompanied by a full suite of lesson resources to model techniques, engage student interest, & support them with developing story writing skills & understandings.

Resource materials to support Educators
Designed by educators for educators, Story Tools resources cater for Middle Primary (Y3-4) & Upper Primary (Y5-6).

Each short lesson tutorial includes downloadable resources to print:
• Lesson Plans
o Pre & post video discussion prompts
o Curriculum links
o Two activities
o Additional activity/extension ideas
o Glossary of creators
• Two Activities per lesson
• Lesson Resource Extras
o Worksheet & example worksheet
o Reference posters
o Examples to model writing
o Writing prompts

Key Benefits for Educators
• Supporting classroom writing programs for Y3-6 students focusing on 'narrative story writing'
• Offering a comprehensive course forming the basis of the narrative writing unit or flexibility for different classroom needs
• Including comprehensive educator materials to help scaffold students learning
• Encouraging library use with lessons designed for the school library
• Delivering classroom ready content that encourages students to:
o Engage with books & reading
o Expand their reading taste & preferences
o Build students awareness & understanding of story genres
o Share insights behind book development, including ‘behind-the-scenes’ publishing industry lessons
o Provide context for students own
creative work

Key Benefits for Students
• Boosting students confidence in their creativity
• Encouraging students to develop personal connections to their writing
• Inspiring students to write
• Providing students with simple & fun tools to overcome creative challenges
• Supporting students with techniques to plan & structure their writing.
• Providing a real-world application of story making techniques from notable authors & illustrators
• Enhancing students understanding of the mechanics of narrative story writing
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Story Tools offers auto-renewing subscriptions.
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What’s New

Version 3.18.0

Bug fixes and performance improvements!

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