Storia School Edition

Ohio's 4th Grade eBook Collection

What is Storia?

Scholastic's Storia is a collection of eBooks that help teachers track student's reading and comprehension progress. With a small amount of money from the Ohio Department of Education, INFOhio worked with Scholastic to license a subset of Storia School Edition. The 160 books included in the collection are hand selected to support Ohio's New Learning Standards for 4th Grade.

To learn more about Storia, watch this four-minute video from Scholastic.

How does Storia help teachers?

  • Provides high-quality, interesting books that support Ohio's New Learning Standards.
  • Gives teachers valuable data that can be used to create student learning objectives and to support the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System. Storia tracks information in an easy-to-use management system that provides statistics on amount of time spent reading, number of words looked up, highlighted passages, notes taken for understanding, and the score on the formative assessment for each title. If a student performs poorly, then the teacher can verify which strategies were used (or not used) and suggest new approaches the student can take to improve.
  • Multiple Lexile levels allow teachers to differentiate for students, and features such as read aloud are a bonus for at-risk readers.

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Getting Started is as easy!

  1. Request a Teacher Access Code
  2. Create your Storia account using your Teacher Access Code (see Figure 1 below)
  3. Provide Storia with essential information:
    1. Reading level preference (Guided Reading Level or Lexile Measure), your email address, and password
    2. Class name and grade level (Grade 4)
    3. Student names (ex: Emma, Jacob, Logan, Terri F, Terri S)

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Why is Storia available only for 4th grade?

INFOhio currently offers BookFlix for grades K-3. The Storia collection is the next step in providing eBooks for Ohio schools. We hope to show a connection between Storia and students' reading comprehension, which will help us make a case for expanding the product into other grades.

Is there a list of all books included?

Yes, refer to the Title List under the Help Resources on the Storia: Ohio's 4th Grade eBook Collection help page.

Who can use this besides 4th grade teachers?

People within a school who work with 4th graders can request a Storia access code. Literacy coaches and librarians are obvious choices. However, they will want to coordinate Storia access with the fourth grade teachers so that a student does not have more than one Storia account, which would dilute reading improvement data.

How long will Storia: Ohio's 4th Grade eBook Collection be available?

This is a pilot that will run through the end of June 2015. INFOhio hopes to show a connection between Storia and students' reading comprehension, which will help them make a case for licensing it for 2015-16 and even expanding the product into other grades. To do that, they are looking for feedback from teachers who use Storia. If you think it makes a difference for your students, please let us know at support@infohio.org.

Storia eBook Trailer - Featured on the Storia YouTube Channel

Storia eBook Trailer- National Geographic: Courageous Canine!

Before you begin to use Storia...

  • Please familiarize yourself with the getting started guide and associated videos. These items will help you, and your 4th grade students, get the most out of the Storia Collection. You will find these materials at: http://www.infohio.org/students/er/item/storia


  • After you have created your own account and have added your class, your 4th grade students will be able to access Ohio’s 4th Grade Storia Collection through INFOhio’s PreK-5 page: http://www.infohio.org/students/er/grade/gk5


  • When initially creating an account in Storia you will be prompted for an access code, which are assigned to each ITC. Your ITC is "NEOMIN". The teacher access code for NEOMIN is "ZVJHQ9H".

Credits

Flyer created by:

Autumn Roper

Coordinator of Library Application Software

Northeast Ohio Management Information Network