All the components of the Literactive website are available to registered users and there is no restriction on the number of files that may be downloaded. Online stories and Blackline Master PDF’s must be downloaded before being opened. Once downloaded, all files will run independently on a local computer without reference to the Literactive website.
Literactive Graded Levels
The Literactive Reading Program is graded in levels that are displayed in the side navigation bar of the Download Stories section. The criteria by which stories are graded are displayed in a table at the beginning of each level. To navigate between levels click on the appropriate level and the relevant stories will be displayed. Only registered users may download files from the site.
The Literactive animated stories are authored in Macromedia Flash 5.0 and published as self-executing programs. Individual stories, when downloaded, will run independently without reference to external applications (such as Flash Plug-Ins) or the Literactive website. Stories are available as executables (story.exe) for IBM compatible PCs or as binary hex files (story.hqx) for Apple Macintosh computers. Users are asked to specify their computer type at first registration.
Downloadable files range from 1-1.5Mb in size depending on content and may be run on a personal computer or network server. Individual files may be transferred from one computer to another.
File Storage – Create a Folder!
We recommend that you create a folder on your computer entitled ‘Literactive’ and sub-folders for each of the levels in the Literactive program (‘Level 1’, ‘Level 2’). In this way all the stories for a particular level that you download will be located in the same sub-folder on your hard-drive for ease of access and re-use.
Photocopiable worksheets are provided in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and may be downloaded and printed from a local printer. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print PDF documents. The software is included in many web browsers and may be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.
There are two worksheets to accompany each online story. Worksheets may be downloaded individually as required; alternatively all the worksheets for a particular level may be downloaded together by choosing the appropriate link.
Hyperlinks Across the Literactive Site
All the online stories and worksheets are cross-referenced by title. Choose the appropriate hyperlink to navigate between them.