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School Librarian Saturday: My Storymaker

In School Librarian Saturday, I’m going to share the websites, databases, apps, and other stuff I use with students in my K-3 teacher-librarian role, under the cover of internet darkness (see: the weekend).

Today we have a website that allows students to create a story, called My Storymaker.

What It Is: A site created by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh that allows users to create a story using a variety of options for character, action, and setting.

What’s Good About It: It walks users through the story creation process and allows students to save or print their creations.

What’s Bad About It: The site hasn’t been updated for a while and it runs on Flash, so I’m worried its days might be numbered.

Last Words: I introduce this to students in second grade and it’s a website that students love and return to.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.