Read Aloud from Home

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FREE E-BOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS

Internet Archive

Loyal Books

Use the Libby app on your smartphone to check out e-books and audiobooks using your library card! On Android or Apple devices.

FREE E-BOOKS AND MAGAZINES

International Children’s Digital Library

Unite for Literacy

Scholastic Learn from Home

Time Magazine for Kids – Free While School is Out

Planet Ebooks – Download Books

FREE AUDIOBOOKS

Audible – Free Children’s Audiobooks

Storynory

LIbrivox

CELEBRITY, AUTHOR, AND OTHER VIDEO READ-ALOUDS

Storyline Online by the SAG-AFRA Foundation

Storytime from Space – Exactly as advertised. Fantastic!

Just Books – Audio/Visual Read Alouds

Brightly Storytime

Kate Messner’s Library of Resources

Useful Websites and Videos

The ABC’s of Active Reading – VIDEO

Scholastic’s Kids & Family Reading Report

Dialogic Reading Article by Reading Rockets

Relevant Articles

Why Some People Become Lifelong Readers by Joe Pinsker; September 19, 2019

The Power of Relationships Study from the National Mentoring Partnership 2018

Why Reading Aloud to Kids is Important by Sedley Abercrombie; April 28, 2017; Journal of the American Association of School Librarians

Study Says Reading Aloud, More Than Talking, Builds Literacy by Susan Frey; July 18, 2015; Edsource

An Evidence-based Approach to Improving Literacy Through Mentoring by Jean Rhodes; July 21, 2013; The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Books

The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

Additional resources from Jim Trelease available on his website.

Reading Magic by Mem Fox

Read-aloud tips by Mem Fox here.

Resources Created or Compiled by Read to a Child

Why We Insist that Volunteers, Not Students, Read Aloud

Program FAQ

Program Policies

Engaging Your Student

Engaging Your Student – From Volunteer Manual

Making Connections

Tips for Book Selection

Tips for Book Selection – From Volunteer Manual

How to Choose a Book

Reading Up