Little Stories Pro for Speech, Language & Literacy

 

Little Stories Pro is an app for iPad with 82 carefully crafted stories that target speech, language and literacy.

Each of these little story gems comes in a package—a package bursting with supporting curriculum and beautiful, full-color illustrations.


Research-based Curriculum

Little Stories Pro draws on a wealth of research and is designed to support reading fluency and comprehension as well as receptive and expressive language objectives.

Reading & Literacy

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Reading fluency
  • Reading comprehension
  • Story structure awareness
  • Story tradition and genre exploration

 

Receptive Language Skills

  • Attention and listening
  • Vocabulary acquisition
  • Story structure and comprehension
  • Question processing

 

 

Expressive Language Skills

  • Speech production
  • Story sequencing
  • Story retelling
  • Question answering

 

 


Each story is exactly 100 words.

 

A child’s language and literacy development is a big deal—for all of us! So why do we start with something as small as a 100-word story?

For one thing, it keeps a story simple and manageable. A child quickly reaches “the end” and feels a sense of accomplishment right away. But it’s more than that. When we kept a story small, we realized that structures stood out and speech practice focused. Little felt so very big!

100-word stories are also great for practicing reading fluency, measuring reading accuracy, assessing speech fluency, and facilitating repeated reading exercises.

 

 

 


Little Stories with a Lot

Each story has been carefully crafted and is loaded with potentials for learning. Their stories can be used and enjoyed in a variety of ways.


 

Saturated with Specific Sounds

Each story is sound saturated with at least 20 instances of the target sound. Current phonemic targets include:


 

Leveled for Reading

All stories are leveled according to their narrative complexity, vocabulary difficulty, and age appropriateness.

Within these categories (A, B & C), the stories are sorted according to their Flesch-Kincaid scores.


 

Written for Growth and Development

The stories are categorized into 26 themes that teach a variety of concepts. The app easily sorts all the stories by title, theme, phonemic target, and reading level.

Themes include:

  • Communicating with Others
  • Having Fun with Others
  • Having Compassion for Others
  • Being Kind & Helping Others
  • Accepting Help from Others
  • Working as a Team
  • Working Independently
  • Following Instructions
  • Staying with a Task
  • Doing Hard Things
  • Trying Something New
  • Overcoming Fears
  • Being Trustworthy
  • Fixing Your Mistakes
  • Making Decisions
  • Working Out Conflicts
  • Appreciating Differences
  • Using Your Imagination
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Learning From Nature
  • Appreciating Beauty
  • Using Your Talents
  • Exploring and Discovering
  • Funny Stories
  • Rogue Hero Stories
  • Holiday Stories

Flashcards

Practice the words in the story with flashcards! Select which words you would like to target (sight words, phonemic target words, or challenge words) and practice the words in the flashcards activity. You can also generate custom flash cards through the error-tracking feature of the app.

 

Reviewing the words in a story before you read can help increase reading comprehension, reading fluency and improve speech production.

 

 

 

 


Story Text Settings

Use the story text settings to customize the story screen. These settings allow you to customize fonts and line widths, support eye tracking, and highlight particular word types within the text.


Error Tracking

Record the child reading the 100-word story without interruption. Then, play back the recording and mark their errors.

Marking errors for reading, vocabulary, or speech can be done easily for follow-up learning and review.


 

 

 

Each story comes with a package to support learning.

Little Stories is loaded with learning activities that focus on several speech, language, and literacy objectives.

The curriculum portion of this app aids the learner’s comprehension of each story and teaches strateg