StoryTown Resources: StoryTown helps teachers motivate students to become active learners. Harcourt StoryTown is a complete reading resource for preschool to 6th grade. The program is built around a wonderful collection of non-fiction and fiction stories. StoryTown residents can find 120 different titles for each grade level with 30 for below level, 30 for on-level, 30 for advanced readers, and 30 for English Language Learners.
StoryTown is more than just reading, it also connects reading lessons with writing instruction. Writing exercises in StoryTown take place everyday through multiple writing opportunities. Reading Writing Connection in the Student Edition provides mentor text for the writing form, instruction in the writing process and highlights writing traits used in the text to improve sentence fluency and to adhere to grammar conventions. A student writing model is also provided for further examination of writing traits. Writers are supported with step-by-step direct instruction of the writing process. During weekly writing instruction, students focus on one writing trait per week while transparencies aid direct instruction. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.