Literacy Resources

  • 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 app for Overdrive eBooks

    Sora : Audio books and eBooks from Overdrive (students use their own EWSD district username - contact for assistance if needed) 

    Sora tutorial video  

    Click here to watch this tutorial of how to log in and search for audiobooks through the Sora app.

     TumbleBook eBooks

    TumbleBook Library: Animated, narrated story books and chapter books (username: essexes / password: books)


    Bookflix fiction and nonfiction read-alongs

    Bookflix : Online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. (username: essexes / password: bookflix)



     International Children's Digital Library website

    The International Children’s Digital Library offers Free eBooks for Kids in Over 40 Languages. 


    PBS Kids   

    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!


     KidLit TV website

    KidLitTV : Explore the world of children's literature with read-alouds and drawing activities.

    Story time with Ryan and Craig website  

    Storytime with Ryan and Craig : Tons of Read Alouds

     Librarian Bookends resource

    Librarian Bookends : Author Read-alouds - Listen to your favorite authors or celebrities read your favorite books! 


    Wide Open School resource  

    Wide Open School - Reading and Writing suggestions : Curated for grades PreK-5



     Author Matthew McElligott

    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 resource

    We Are Teachers : Read-Aloud Videos for the Classroom (or your home)