I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for new sites for read-alouds.
I know that children need to be read to by a variety of sources.
- receptive language skills
- book to world connections
- reading interest and motivation
- love of reading
Other Read-Aloud Sources
- I always try to purchase my fave read alouds with the audio book included.
- The library is also a great source for audio books.
- Why not ask your support staff to read to your students.
- Parent volunteers often have loads of experience reading to their own children, they are a great resource.
- Invite parents who don’t volunteer on a regular basis to read each afternoon for a week.
- Buddy up with an older grade and invite them to come read to small groups, or individuals.
All of these experiences will add interest and also increase student engagement and the wonder of reading.
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Online Read-Aloud Sources
- Storyline on Line
- Just Books Read Aloud – Free
- A Storytime Before Bed – Free
- Tumble Book Cloud Junior – Free trial
- PBS Kids Stories
- Kiz Club Free
- Magic Keys – Free
- Epic – Paid: Unlimited reading for $4.95 per month
- Bookflix (Scholastic)- Link to free trial
- Bookshare – Free for students with a print disability or $50 annual fee
- Learning Ally – Free
- Storyjumper – Free (can also purchase), not read aloud but interactive page turning
- National Geographic Explorer Magazine – Free digital membership
- StoryNory – Free
- RazKids – Free 14 day trial
- Reading Rainbow (YouTube Channel) – Free
Click here to download the free list of online read-aloud sites handout for parents.
You can always search YouTube for the specific book you’re after, there are some great read-alouds of classic and popular books to find.
You might even make up playlists of your students’fave books, or books you wish to focus on this year.
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