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Free! Reading Resources

Motivating students to read can be difficult. These resources might help you find resources that will inspire you and your students to read more. Some include online reading, some include read alouds, and some include reading activities. Best of all--they are all free!
A Collection By Natalie Mroz
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Free! Reading Resources
  • K12 Reader

    Website
    k12reader.com
    k12reader.com
    Natalie Mroz says:
    Reading excerpts from classic literature are presented on this page along with activities for your students. It's a great resource for differentiating learning or for pulling a few activities to practice a particular skill.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    The Library of Congress has a number of classic literature books available to be read online at this site. Use this source for free reading materials for your students and save the school and the families a few dollars.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    Presented by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, you can find numerous titles read by famous actors at this site. In this set of thirty or so books, you should be able to find something that your students will be interested in hearing.
  • Story Time from Space

    Website
    storytimefromspace.com
    storytimefromspace.com
    Natalie Mroz says:
    Astronauts read these selections from space! For a truly out-of-this-world experience, treat your students to a unique story time experience.
  • Get Caught Reading

    Website
    getcaughtreading.org
    getcaughtreading.org
    Natalie Mroz says:
    Celebrities are shown reading in these free posters that you can use to motivate the kids to read. Use them to publicize Get Caught Reading month--May--and catch your kids reading, too.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    We are all so busy, these activities will be great for you to share with your parents to give them ideas they can use to add reading activities to many different daily events--even bath time! Getting the kids reading outside of class is definitely one way to increase their skills in class.
  • Read Any Book

    Website
    readanybook.com
    readanybook.com
    Natalie Mroz says:
    A huge repository of books online where you are sure to find books that your students will enjoy reading. It's a great free resource for books that you can assign in centers, or for groups to read, or for individual reading. It would also be a great resource for summer reading, so families don't have to buy books.
  • Just Books Read Aloud

    Website
    justbooksreadaloud.com
    justbooksreadaloud.com
    Natalie Mroz says:
    For grades PK-2 or 3, you can find books read aloud at this website. With plenty of great authors and lots of books to choose from, you will definitely find something for your students here.
  • Natalie Mroz says:
    Many of the fables on this site have a read-aloud version. With hundreds of fables to choose from, you should be able to find one to teach the lesson you want or have your students analyze a fable to explain the moral.
  • Online Storytime

    Website
    barnesandnoble.com
    barnesandnoble.com
    Natalie Mroz says:
    Barnes and Noble has several story books read aloud by celebrities that your students might enjoy. I like to use them to introduce a topic or familiarize students with an author.
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BloomBoard Asks:How do you find reading resources for your students that don't cost extra time and money?
Heather LeskeUpper Elementary English Language Arts MathMay 03, 2018
I search Google, Pinterest, and Instagram often. When I come to something I might want to check out or hear about something I might want to try, I write it on a note card in my desk drawer. I have one card for each subject area. When I need something new for a student or my class, I pick something from the card list.