Monday, November 15, 2010

Books Online that Students Can Listen to!



Mee Genius is a wonderful site that has online books with pictures and words that are read out loud to students.  What I really like is that they are free right now.  Most are fairy tales that younger students will enjoy.  For the older students, these work great for teaching basic story elements that can then be transfered to other novels or literature.  These would also be great for a literature study on fairy tales and fractured tales.




Another great is a site called Storyline Online.  This site has video of stories being read out loud by famous celebrities.  I watched the story called My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother read by Melissa Gilbert.  It was such a great story with a lesson to learn.  These are great for students of all elementary ages.  I am going to show some of these during milk break and reading class.  There are even activities to go with each story.

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