alphabetABC Reading Eggs
– focuses on a core reading curriculum of skills and strategies essential for sustained reading success. From Blake eLearning

Learn to read
– interactive phonics activities. From Starfall Education


Aesop’s fables
– audio retelling of Aesop’s fables. From BBC

Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends

fairy talesFairy tales
– fairy tales from Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, Perrault, World fairy tales.Read the story or download in mp3 format. From Storynory

Dreaming Stories

Aboriginal Australia Art and Cultural Centre Alice Springs – The Dreamtime
– describes the meaning of the Dreamtime and a downloadable Dreamtime chart

Dreaming stories online video
– videos of Aboriginal dreaming stories. Includes Tiddalick the Frog, Biladurang the Platypus, Girawu the Goanna, Mirram the Kangaroo and Warreen the Wombat

Dust echoes: ancient stories, new voices
– five animated Indigenous stories: Wagalak sisters; Namorrodor; The BE; Morning star and Frog story. Origin of each story, information about its location, language and storyteller and the full text of the story given. From ABC


Sadler, R 2007, Secret messages, photograph, Flickr, accessed 27 April 2013, <>, Creative Commons license: <>.

Sofi 2009, Little Red Riding Hood by Isabel Naftel, illustration, Flickr, accessed 27 April 2013, <>, Creative Commons license: <>.

Teacher resources

ABC Splash!
– Watch, Listen, Play. English resources to support the Australian Curriculum. From ABC

Australian Curriculum : English

Literacy and English
– teaching materials, support and professional development to help improve literacy outcomes in the classroom. From Victorian State Government, Education and Training

P-10 English Sample Assessments
– units of work and resources to support the Australian English Curriculum. From Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Reading Australia
– educational resources for teachers using Australian texts within the framework of the Australian Curriculum. The units include curriculum codes, sample classroom and assessment activities

– digital resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum


Schiro, S 2014Girl readingPhotographPixabay, viewed 10 April 2021, <>.