Read to Self
- Epic – Providing access to over 10,000 books, Epic is a free iOS app or webpage for educators. Check out Epic for Educators for information about setting up free teacher/student accounts.
- Unite for Literacy – a great website for beginning readers. I make a direct link to the website using the “add to home screen” feature of iPad.
- For older students:
- Wonderopolis – Answers questions kids wonder about.
- Newsela – Levelled news articles about current events, history, science etc.
Read to Someone
- read to someone via Skype or Google Hangout (Check my class’s experience.)
- Record your reading using an app like Voice Record Pro (can be saved as a video) See Kristen Wideen‘s step by step instructions using a similar app (scroll down).
- Book Creator – take a picture of the page and then read it. Record a reading sample in the same “book” several times throughout the year to show fluency. Grade one example
Listen to Reading
- Skype or Google Hangout – Invite a guest reader to read to your students.
- Epic – (As mentioned in Read to Self section) Books with the green “Read to Me” label are read aloud. Audio books have a purple label.
- Unite for Literacy also reads books aloud (requires a click for audio on each page).
- Storynory – Fiction for slightly older students (no illustrations) read aloud.
- Belkin Rockstar allows up to five students to listen with headphones at once on a computer or device.