This section is designed to provide practical support to teachers, tutors and classroom assistants using stories in different types of classroom settings: with deaf and hearing children, with children who have special educational needs and with those learning English as a second language.

We include tips from teachers working in mainstream, deaf and special schools and we’ll recommend stories to use in your lessons.

The section will be updated regularly, so keep checking for new books and ideas.

The chief resource on signedstories.com and on the Signed Stories app is the stories themselves.

All stories on this website are available to watch online for free, translated into British Sign Language.

More stories are available on the Signed Stories app for iPad, iPhone and iPodTouch in British Sign Language (BSL) and American Sign Language (ASL), with story notes and lesson activities.

Teachers in the UK are using Signed Stories to plan and deliver the National Curriculum at Key Stage One and Key Stage Two – here teachers from a Dunbar school explain how Signed Stories helps them meet National Curriculum targets.

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Please note that there are strict copyright laws attached to the stories hosted on the website and it is illegal to download them. Publishers, authors and illustrators have kindly co-operated with the Signed Stories initiative by making books freely available and waiving any fees.

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