New this year is Storia. This is a free downloadable children’s eReading app and eBook system that grows with your children from toddlers to teens and helps them learn and love to read in a fun, educational and engaging way. Storia can be downloaded free at

Information about Storia:
  • Storia comes from Scholastic – the people who know how children read and learn. The editors at Scholastic carefully curate a wide selection of eBooks so that every child can find just the right book for his or her reading level and interest.
  • Storia is safe and easy to use and is available for PC and iPad; availability on Android tablets, iPhones, and Android phones later this year.
  • Storia offers carefully selected, quality books that kids love to read in an eReading experience tailored to children’s age and reading level.
  • Storia helps kids learn and interact with books containing key features designed to support their reading and fuel engagement.
  • Storia offers enriched eBooks that feature audio narration, pronunciation tools, phonics, and vocabulary activities. These key features help emerging readers develop reading fluency, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. Older, established readers can take notes, highlight text, and access videos that offer real-world context for book topics.
  • Storia features Pronunciation tools and leveled children’s dictionaries, notes and highlighter. The Smart Storia Dictionary™ defines and pronounces any word readers highlight. This customized, age-appropriate dictionary is embedded right into each story.
  • Storia allows parents to monitor their children’s progress, see what new words they learned, how many pages they read, and how many minutes they spent reading each day. Parents can set up individual bookshelves for each of their children and purchase new eBooks.
  • Storia comes with FIVE free eBooks.
  • Storia rewards teachers. Parents who already participate in Scholastic Book Clubs can earn rewards for their child’s teacher with eBook purchases, which can be redeemed for more books and classroom supplies.
  • Storia caters to the reading needs and levels of each child, providing age-appropriate featuresthat help develop reading enjoyment and proficiency. Parents never have to worry about their child accessing content outside the app or purchasing books without their knowledge.
Electronic Books Online
The Tumblebooks Library
Sit back and listen or read along at your own speed to these entertaining and amusing picture books.
Online Library Resources
Children's Literature
The site is a guide to help select good authors for K-2nd Grade students.
American Library Association
Great website for parents and students on authors and illustrators.
Reading and Literature
Teacher resources
Websites for Teachers and Parents
Great websites for teachers and parents
Scholastic Book Fairs
Renaissance Home Connect
This is a tool that connects the school and home to keep parents informed of their child's progress toward Accelerated Reader and encourages the child to practice reading at home. You can view your child's progress toward reading goals and view all books your child has read and quizzes your child has taken. The same login and password that your child uses at school will work at home.
The Renaissance Home Connect Web Address is:
The library is in full swing and our Accelerated Reader program is up and running at SCES. Students have access to over 100,000 AR tests on the Accelerated Reader Enterprise system. The AR system is web-based which means as long as there is internet at SCES, AR will be up and running. 

Students are encouraged to read, read, and read! The top reader in each classroom will be treated with a special prize!  

Our students are being STAR tested now and will have a new*reading zone* or ZPD. Students should be reading books in their reading zone. Ask your child what his/her reading level is. If they do not know, please call me here at school and I will send you a full STAR report on your child. Please encourage your child/children to read. If a child can read, they will excel in school. If you have any motivational ideas, please share them with your child*s teacher or with me. Please call or visit as we are always open to new and innovative ideas and suggestions for making our students exceptional readers.

Southern Choctaw Elementary
10935 Highway 17, Gilbertown, AL 36908
Click Here For Directions
P: 251-843-2461 - F: 251-843-4646