GO DIGITAL
                                                                FOR LEARNING

Home > Digital > eBooks > Ziptales


Everything you want when reading matters most

Ziptales is an online literacy 'library'. Designed for school, library and home use. It helps make reading fun with a library of over 500 modules of educational content.

Boost your child's reading skill at homeOver 550 modules to choose from
 Inspire. Motivate. Educate.Engage in your children's early education 
The complete package for all your primary English needsCurriculum aligned, interactive and explicit
Engaging literacy activities for all abilitiesPartner with parents using the homework licence

Reading and writing are essential to children's personal development and preparation for life. Teaching children to read is a complex matter, best done by trained professional teachers. However when children can read, even at a simple level, the key factor becomes motivation. Do they want to read? Ziptales has always had as its primary aim to make reading and enjoyable experience.

Ziptales offers a wide range of stories in various genre. In its main library it offers myths, mysteries, comedy, true stories, adventure, fairy tales, animal stories, fantasy, scary stories, people stories and even 'yucky' stories. All reading levels and preferences are accommodated with Ziptales.

The Ziptales online 'library' is divided into 'Nursery" section, a Key Stage 1 section, and a Key Stage 2 section. The content is broken into down into stories, poems, puzzles and other 'reading' modules (over 300 in total) at all levels, and curriculum aligned explicit teaching lessons (over 200), catering for all major English concepts.

Ziptales stories are all completely original, written by professional authors with a strong interest in education. The Ziptales editorial team selected only stories with a strong narrative arc - stories that give children a great 'pay off' narratively. All stories are suitable for children, both in terms of age appropriateness, and high ethical standards (stories promoting 'good values'). Our stories for experienced readers. To make sure there was adequate understanding, each story is followed by two interactive comprehension quizzes.

Ziptales uses a 10 Stage Reading Scheme, referencing Reading Recovery, Flesch and Lexiles. A simple five minutes test establishes a child's Zip Stage (reading level).

read more ...
for School
for Library
for Home Use

Educational Content

The online resources are broken up into THREE sections.

SectionAgeDescriptionRange of Reading Levels
Visual & Fun
Our highly visual stories, with active readalong capacity, will help children get started on their first literacy steps.

 Key Stage 1 - DEVELOPING
(Foundation - Year 2)
 5-8 A short introduction to all the resources available in the Ziptales KS 1 library, including Easy Readers, Junior Readers, Story Time, and many more. Reading and Enrichment
Lots of fun reading in all sorts of interesting categories: cartoons, videos, graphic novels, puppet plays as well as phonics based readers, a story generator, a joke machine, puzzles, projects, poems and special English lessons.

Key Stage 2 -
(Year 3-6)
8-12A short introduction to all the resources available in the Ziptales KS 2 library, including the Main Library, Advanced Library, and Skill Builders.Reading Library
A reading library with many exciting categories to explore, all with comprehension quizzes.

Enrichment & Skills
A section devoted to enrichment - puzzles, poems, projects, and a wide range of special lessons in writing and basic skills.

Watch the videos

Using short plays with Foundation and Year 1

Making reading FUN!

How to deal with Advanced Readers in Primary