Read Aloud from Home
Check out our Facebook Page for read-aloud videos featuring authors and celebrities!
FREE E-BOOKS, MAGAZINES, AND AUDIOBOOKS
Stay Home – Candlewick Press offers free pdf download of a book about the Coronavirus pandemic and it’s implications. Please preview carefully before reading aloud to make sure it is appropriate developmentally for your audience.
Epic – copy your code below, click this link, and create a profile. All you need to do so is to type your name, and then you will be able to access and track your reading!
Kindergarten – Use Class Code cea5738
1st Grade – Use Class Code tqk0948
2nd Grade – Use Class Code jhq8950
3rd Grade – Use Class Code hrz2448
4th Grade – Use Class Code lwn6652
Room to Read – An online library made available by nonprofit dedicated to global literacy and gender equity.
International Children’s Digital Library – Books in different languages in -app, limited selection.
Audible – Free (for now) Children’s Audiobooks
CELEBRITY, AUTHOR, AND OTHER VIDEO READ-ALOUDS
Storyline Online by the SAG-AFRA Foundation
Storytime from Space – Exactly as advertised. Fantastic!
Julie’s Show– Read-aloud podcast featuring Julie Andrews and her daughter, a children’s book author
Just Books – Audio/visual read alouds
Brightly Storytime – Selection of video read-alouds, sortable by age.
Useful Websites and Videos
Wide Open School – Collection of activities and resources to support learning from home. Check out the Reading/Writing Page!
Why Some People Become Lifelong Readers by Joe Pinsker; September 19, 2019
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
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
Engaging Your Student
Tips for Book Selection