Check out these excellent resources for online read-alouds and literacy-based activities:
*Our school provides free access to subscription resources for families in the district. Click here to view the passwords (opens in a new window).
Sora : Audio books and eBooks from Overdrive (students use their own EWSD district username - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance if needed)
Click here to watch this tutorial of how to log in and search for audiobooks through the Sora app.
TumbleBook Library: Animated, narrated story books and chapter books (username: essexes / password: books)
Bookflix : Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. (username: essexes / password: bookflix)
The International Children’s Digital Library offers Free eBooks for Kids in Over 40 Languages.
PBS KIDS Read-Alongs : Every week, celebrities and PBS KIDS authors are reading aloud their favorite books on the PBS KIDS' Facebook page and YouTube channel. Watch them all again here and find fun activities for the whole family to do!
KidLitTV : Explore the world of children's literature with read-alouds and drawing activities.
Storytime with Ryan and Craig : Tons of Read Alouds
Librarian Bookends : Author Read-alouds - Listen to your favorite authors or celebrities read your favorite books!
Wide Open School - Reading and Writing suggestions : Curated for grades PreK-5
Former EES Visiting Author Matthew McElligott reads aloud a couple of his MATH picture books: The Lion's Share; and Bean Thirteen, plus a few more.
We Are Teachers : Read-Aloud Videos for the Classroom (or your home)
Read, Wonder, and Learn! : Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere
Lunch Doodles with author Mo Willems! : Multiple episodes of doodling hosted by the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home