Storybird Literacy Project

This project encourages students to write their own children’s book using the STORYBIRD free website. They don’t even have to be artistic as templates from a variety of artists are available for use. After they write their book they create a VOKI to encourage others to read it. VOKI is also a free website where student create a talking avatar. Students can create books on any themes or you can assign a specific theme. The possibilities are limitless.

Time Frame: 1 block


  • 12.3.2 Analyze the role of communication on human growth and development.
  • 15.2.1 Choose nurturing practices that support human growth and development.



  • Projector & Screen
  • SMART Board

Background for Teachers

  • You should sign up for these sites before class to familiarize yourself and create a sample Storybird to show the class. Also, if you are teaching a preschool class and want stories for each unit assign topics that the students should write the stories about.


  • Write a digital children’s book using the website and then encourage a child to read it with a Voki book hook!
  • Create a Voki, a talking avatar, which gives children an exciting summary of your book without giving away too much information.
  • Instructions on how to sign up for each of these sites is in the directions attachment below.


  • Students will write and read a story that they create using the Storybird and Voki websites.
  • As a class watch/listen to all the stories that the class created.


  • Storybird and Voki are graded according to the rubrics in the project instructions attachment.



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2 comments for “Storybird Literacy Project

  1. Beth Britton
    February 9, 2017 at 9:10 am

    This looks like a fun activity. I was wondering where the Storybird Process Guide Sheet is? I didn't see a link to this in the project instructions and rubric.

    • K.Graybill
      February 9, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      The guide sheet is for the story part of the assignment with links to Storybird website. The site is really easy to navigate and I just demonstrated the process to my students. I never actually had a tutorial typed up.

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