Storytown Student & Parent Online Reading Site
Schools has implemented the reading series Storytown in all six elementary
schools. Ralston Public Schools purchased the capability for students
and parents to access the student textbook and interactive readers
online for families that have internet capability. Ralston’s
Baright Public Library in downtown Ralston also has computers available for
families to use to access the Storytown site.
Storytown’s site is called
ThinkCentral and provides your child access to their classroom textbook
online so your child can complete assignments at home, practice reading
the stories, share a story with the family or keep up with their reading
instruction while on vacation or out of town. As a parent, you can view
the lesson in the preview section, become aware of which reading skill
will be focused on in the classroom, check the vocabulary your child
will be learning, and find out about the author and illustrator of the
stories used in the reading theme. The site has interactive readers that
provide children audio and highlighted words for each story in their
Research confirms that the more a
student reads, the better reader they become. Please go online and check
out this great family reading resource that goes with the Ralston
reading series. Below are directions to Storytown’s ThinkCentral site.
The following is a step-by-step guide
to access the 1st through 6 grade online Storytown textbook and
interactive readers (Kindergarten students do not have textbooks):
Set the state (Nebraska), district (Ralston School District 54) and school (all buildings will use Blumfield as their school) from the pull down bars on this page—see the diagram below:
Check the “Remember my organization” box.
User name: Ralston
Hit the “Login” button.
The page below should appear. Click on
the computer screen with Library on it. There are no resources in the
“Things To Do” or “My Test Scores” sections.
The screen below should appear ----click on your child’s grade level ebook and Interactive Readers.
Please take advantage of this great resource.
Click here for a downloadable/printable copy of this page.