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:
- Aesop Fables—no ads
- Aesop’s Fables
- Audio stories
- Childhood Stories
- Classic Fairy Tales
- Fairy Tales and Fables
- Interactive storybook collection
- Listen/read–Free non-fic audio books
- Magic Keys–stories for youngers
- Mighty Book
- PBS Stories–Between the Lions
- Signed stories
- Stories read by actors
- Stories to read for youngsters
- Stories to read from PBS kids
- Stories to read–II
- Stories—MeeGenius—read/to me
- Story Scramble
- Storytime for me
- Teach your monster to read (free)
- Ziggity Zoom Stories
Here are seven online libraries with a wide variety of free/fee books:
- International Library
- One More Story
- Open Library
- RAZ Kids–wide variety of reading levels, age groups, with teacher dashboards
- Tumblebooks (fee)
And finally, try these 25 apps for iPads:
- Action Words–learn action words with amazing pictures
- Aesop’s Quest
- Ansel & Clair: Paul Revere’s Ride–a History lesson that fully leverages the interactive capabilities of the iPad
- Audio Books–apps for books purchased through Audio Books (and free ones)
- Berenstein Bears
- r. Seuss
- Fact or Opinion–help students determine fact from opinion
- First Site Words (fee)–focuses on the core vocabulary your children will need throughout their lives.
- Free Books–download any of our 23,469 classic books, and read
- MeeGenius–collection of child-appropriate stories, as well as your own
- Montessori Crosswords–based on the Montessori method; fee
- Murky Reef–Murky Reef is a series of thematic educational apps that encourages critical thinking through contextual game play
- RAZ Kids–membership site for classes
- Reading Raven–personalized to child, based on adventure theme
- Signed Stories–beautiful stories in sign language
- SparkleFish–a hilarious audio story completion game that will have you laughing uncontrollably
- SpellingCity–the app for the wildly popular internet-based site
- StoryKit–Create an electronic storybook.
- StoryLines–award-winning game of ‘telephone’ with pictures
- Super Readers (fee)–improve reading skills
- Tappy Alphabet–fun app to learn letters; available on Google Play
- Young Reader–highly customizable eBook reader and speed reading coach all-in-one
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.
3 thoughts on “52 Resources for Read Across America Day”
Just a humble shout out to my site featuring original storybooks for toddler age children.
Good addition to the list, Dave!
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