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39 Resources for Read Across America Day

Posted by on February 26, 2018

Many 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. Fairy Tales and Fables
  7. Listen/read–Free non-fic audio books
  8. Starfall
  9. Stories read by actors
  10. Stories to read for youngsters
  11. Stories to read–II
  12. Stories—MeeGenius—read/to me
  13. Stories—non-text
  14. Story Scramble
  15. Ziggity Zoom Stories

read across americaHere are seventeen online libraries with a wide variety of free/fee books:

  1. Actively Learn–add PDFs of your choice to a library that can be annotated, read, and shared.
  2. Bookopolis–focused on student reading
  3. Class Literature
  4. Great Books Online by Bartleby
  5. International Library
  6. Internet Archive— Internet Archive offers over 12,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. There is also a collection of 550,000 modern eBooks that may be borrowed by anyone with a free archive.org account.
  7. Librivox–free public domain audio books
  8. Loyal Books
  9. Many Books–Over 33,000 ebooks that can be browsed by language, author, title. 
  10. Mighty Book–focused on student readingREADING RESOURCES
  11. One More Story–focused on student reading
  12. Online Books Page
  13. Open Library
  14. OWL Eyes–for the classics
  15. RAZ Kids–wide variety of reading levels, age groups, with teacher dashboards
  16. Tumblebooks (fee)–focused on student reading
  17. Unite for books (free) — gorgeous, easy-to-navigate site.

And finally, try these 25 apps for iPads:

kids reading

  1. Action Words–learn action words with amazing pictures
  2. Aesop’s Quest
  3. Berenstein Bears
  4. Cat LITE — Dr. Seuss
  5. Dr. Seuss
  6. Reading Raven–personalized to child, based on adventure theme
  7. SparkleFish–a hilarious audio story completion game that will have you laughing uncontrollably

More reading resources:

Common Core Reading lesson plans

I need reading resources for ELL/ESL

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 25 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Read Jacqui’s tech thriller series, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days

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