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52 Resources for Read Across America Day

Posted by on February 29, 2016

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. Fairy Tales and Fables
  7. Interactive storybook collection
  8. Listen/read–Free non-fic audio books
  9. Magic Keys–stories for youngers
  10. Mighty Book
  11. PBS Stories–Between the Lions
  12. Signed stories
  13. Starfall
  14. Stories read by actors
  15. Stories to read for youngsters
  16. Stories to read from PBS kids
  17. Stories to read–II
  18. Stories—MeeGenius—read/to me
  19. Stories—non-text
  20. Story Scramble
  21. Storytime for me
  22. Teach your monster to read (free)
  23. Ziggity Zoom Stories

reading appsHere are seven online libraries with a wide variety of free/fee books:

  1. Bookopolis
  2. International Library
  3. One More Story
  4. Open Library
  5. RAZ Kids–wide variety of reading levels, age groups, with teacher dashboards
  6. Tumblebooks (fee)

And finally, try 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. r. Seuss
  7. Fact or Opinion–help students determine fact from opinion
  8. First Site Words (fee)–focuses on the core vocabulary your children will need throughout their lives.
  9. Free Books–download any of our 23,469 classic books, and read
  10. MeeGenius–collection of child-appropriate stories, as well as your own
  11. Montessori Crosswords–based on the Montessori method; fee
  12. Murky Reef–Murky Reef is a series of thematic educational apps that encourages critical thinking through contextual game play
  13. RAZ Kids–membership site for classes
  14. Reading Raven–personalized to child, based on adventure theme
  15. Signed Stories–beautiful stories in sign language
  16. SparkleFish–a hilarious audio story completion game that will have you laughing uncontrollably
  17. SpellingCity–the app for the wildly popular internet-based site
  18. StoryKit–Create an electronic storybook.
  19. StoryLines–award-winning game of ‘telephone’ with pictures
  20. Super Readers (fee)–improve reading skills
  21. Tappy Alphabet–fun app to learn letters; available on Google Play
  22. 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 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 six blogs, 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, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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