Read Alouds, Short Films and Annimated Clips
- This will soon be one of your favorite sites. Amazing Adventures has short films for children that will help them to understand the elements of storytelling. The site also has read alouds as well. Look for the audio icon to get the full effect. (K-5)
- Storyline on Line or Book Pals is sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild. This is an amazing site and one of the best on the web. Here you will find famous actors reading books to children. (K-5)
- For upper grades, try Winged Sandals. This site is has short animated stories about Greek Mythology.
- For great story telling try this site by Pixar. Although not a read aloud site, this is story telling at its best! (k-5)
- Starfall.is for primary grades, this site is jammed pack with read alouds and reading activities (Mostly for Primary, but also has stories appropriate for intermediate)
- Between the Lions is a large site full of reading games, songs, read alouds and short clips from the show. Suitable for primary grades.
- Candlelight is a site that has a lot of free stuff on it and there is also a minimal charge to upgrade the service. This site has a wonderful pirate unit with free ebooks to go along with the unit. There are many read alouds appropriate for primary and for intermediate. (k-5)
- Get Ready to Read is a good site for reluctant readers.
- From Jolly Ole England comes this Fantastic site, bbc schools, for literacy. Here you will find word games, animated stories for read alouds, and much, much more. There is even a spot that has a Spanish Component. This site is a favorite, but take your time because this site is HUGE! (k-5)
- This is every thing you would ever want in a website for reading. It is magical, animated, colorful and fun! Each story has follow-up activities. If you love teaching with folk and fairytales, this one’s for you. (k-5)
- This site from Canada has terrific animated and narrated stories for children. The stories are folk and fairy tales. This site will fast become a favorite of yours and your students! (k-5)
- Mightybook.com is one of the best-animated ebook sites available to teachers. There is however a small annual price, but it is well worth it! There are free examples available so check it out and see if this is something you can use for read alouds. Oh, and yes, there are ebooks in Spanish as well!(k-5)
- Book Pop is a read aloud site for grades k-5. This site reads books to children. Each book is set to music. The stories are enchanting. There is plenty of opportunity to build vocabulary.
- Cute read alouds for primary
Reading For Meaning
Reading Materials Online
- From the UK! Looking for ways to encourage parents to read with their childen. Look no more. This site will do the trick. Reading Connects is a DfES-funded National Reading Campaign initiative that supports schools in using reading for pleasure to enhance achievement. It offers a free web-based support network to help get the whole school reading by connecting families, children and all members of the school community to a culture where reading is accessible and acceptable to all.(k-3)
is another site loaded with take home reading books and much, much more. These materials also come in Spanish. Take some time and really find out all that is available. Currently, some teachers at Maya Angelou have memberships.(k-5)
- Saskschools is fantastic! This site will help you make your own ebook and will let you print them out to make a copy for your own library! (k-5)
- Home-School Link (Good for K-3) is an incredible site for Kindergarten through Third Grade teachers. Here you will find fabulous resources that go home to parents so that they can assist their child with reading. You will be amazed! By far one of the best teacher helpers I have yet to find!!!!
Professional Websites Concerning Literacy
- The Reading Lady is an enormous site for teachers. Here you'll find just about anything you can imagine for teaching reading. This site takes plenty of time to explore but it is so worth it! (k-5)
- Hubbard’s Cupboard is a site that will help you to teach reading, give plenty of ideas for literacy centers, and will help you to create morning messages. From environmental print to guided reading to shared reading, this site is plentiful.(k-5)
- Feeling a little uneasy about reading aloud non-fiction text? Then site is for you. For information about reading aloud non-fiction text this site will give the philosophy and practical application. Good food for thought and something every teacher should consider.(k-5)
- The IRA or International Reading Association is an excellent site that addresses many issues concerning teaching students to read. Keep this site on in your favorites for easy assess. You will want to visit it often.
- Here is another overwhelming educator’s site so full of ideas, articles, and fun stuff; a teacher could blow her/his entire Sunday having way too much fun and falling back in love with teaching… a “Can’t wait till Monday” site. (k-5)
- Reading Rainbow’s website is well organized, has a parent component and Spanish materials. (k-5)
- Interested in knowing more about Reading Recovery. Then this site is for you. There are wonderful downloads and major info about intervention.
- Read Write Thinks is a very large teacher resource site for reading. language arts, language and research. (k-5)
- Here is a site dedicated to fiction. This site has great ideas for teaching reading and writing fiction. This site is especially helpful for grades 3-5 but can also be used by primary teachers.
- Looking for a good book review site? Then try this one from England!
- Looking for a comprehensive list of read aloud books? Wow, this is extensive!
- Looking for professional books? Here is a site the reviews them for you.
- Want a website just about Balanced Literacy? This is very good site that speaks to most of the components.
Award Winning Reading Websites