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Read Across America Day

Posted by on March 2, 2015

stone-figure-10542_640Many people in the United States, particularly students, parents and teachers, join forces on Read Across America Day, annually held on March 2. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr Seuss.

Here are some great reading websites for students K-5:

  1. Aesop Fables—no ads
  2. Aesop’s Fables
  3. Audio stories
  4. Childhood Stories
  5. Classic Fairy Tales
  6. Edutainment games and stories
  7. Fables—Aesop—nicely done
  8. Fairy Tales and Fables
  9. Interactive storybook collection
  10. Listen/read–Free non-fic audio books
  11. Magic Keys–stories for youngers
  12. Mighty Book
  13. Open Library
  14. PBS Stories–Between the Lions
  15. RAZ Kids–wide variety of reading levels, age groups, with teacher dashboards
  16. Signed stories
  17. Starfall
  18. Stories read by actors
  19. Stories to read
  20. Stories to read for youngsters
  21. Stories to read from PBS kids
  22. Stories to read–II
  23. Stories to read—International Library
  24. Stories—MeeGenius—read/to me
  25. Stories—non-text
  26. Story Scramble
  27. Story time–visual
  28. Storytime for me
  29. Teach your monster to read (free)
  30. Tumblebooks (fee)
  31. Ziggity Zoom Stories

reading appsTry these 25 apps for iPads:

  1. Action Words–learn action words with amazing pictures
  2. Aesop’s Quest
  3. Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride–a History lesson that fully leverages the interactive capabilities of the iPad
  4. Audio Books–apps for books purchased through Audio Books (and free ones)
  5. Berenstein Bears
  6. Cat LITE — Dr. Seuss
  7. Dr. Seuss
  8. Fact or Opinion–help students determine fact from opinion
  9. First Site Words (fee)–focuses on the core vocabulary your children will need throughout their lives.
  10. Free Books–download any of our 23,469 classic books, and read
  11. IBooks–amazing way to download and read books.
  12. Kindle–read ebooks, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on an easy-to-use interface.
  13. MeeGenius–collection of child-appropriate stories, as well as your own
  14. Montessori Crosswords–based on the Montessori method; fee
  15. Murky Reef–Murky Reef is a series of thematic educational apps that encourages critical thinking through contextual game play
  16. RAZ Kids–membership site for classes
  17. Reading Raven–personalized to child, based on adventure theme
  18. Signed Stories–beautiful stories in sign language
  19. SparkleFish–a hilarious audio story completion game that will have you laughing uncontrollably
  20. SpellingCity–the app for the wildly popular internet-based site
  21. StoryKit–Create an electronic storybook.
  22. StoryLines–award-winning game of ‘telephone’ with pictures
  23. Super Readers (fee)–improve reading skills
  24. Tappy Alphabet–fun app to learn letters; available on Google Play
  25. Young Reader–highly customizable eBook reader and speed reading coach all-in-one


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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and dozens of books on how to integrate technology into education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, a tech ed columnist for, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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