Resources for Finding Digital Text:

Many online resources for digital text exist.  Here's a list of our most commonly used sites
 
 
 

 

Level:

Resource Link:

Description:

Elementary School:

 

Starfall

-Provides interactive eBooks that can be read/played online

-Great for early learners and emergent readers

 

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities adapted books

 

-This resource provides a variety of books adapted with symbols

 

Tar Heel Reader

 

-This is an extensive collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics

-Books read aloud by using text to speech software

-The books may be downloaded as slide shows in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format

-You can also create books directly on this website

 

Browser Books

 

-Modified texts that will read aloud when you click on the individual words

-Uses a real human voice

-The books have been sorted by level and by subject according to the curriculum area

 

PowerPoint Talking Books

 

-A variety of PowerPoint talking books that can be downloaded to your computer

-Books are organized by grade level and content area

 

Lil' Fingers Storybooks

 

-Provides a small sample of digital books appropriate for very young students or emergent learners

-Stories do not read aloud, but the built-in text to speech will read the stories

 

Lit2Go

 

-Free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 format (audiobooks)

-Can search using the Flesch-Kincaid reading levels

-Can also be directly downloaded through iTunes

 

LoudLit

 

-Audiobooks read by human voices

-Variety of short stories, novels, and poems

-You can listen online or save by right-clicking (control-clicking)

 

Light up Your Brain

-Classic audiobooks for children

-Books are read by a captivating human voice and have appropriate music and sounds

-Books can be listened to online or downloaded to iTunes

 

Online Audio Stories

 

-Wonderful selection of short stories for kids including fairy tales, poems, and more

-A great way to learn English online, as all of the stories come with translatable text and great pronunciation

 

Mother Goose Club

 

-This website features songs, videos, drawings, and text of popular nursery rhymes

-Watch very exciting live action and animated videos

 

RAZ Kids

 

-Subscription based tool available to special education teachers (within LPS)

-Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes

 

Storyline Online

 

-Streaming video program featuring famous people reading children's books aloud

 

CAST's UDL Book Builder

 

-Great free tool for creating eBooks

-You can also read examples of the Model Books and Public Library Books

 

Children's Storybooks Online

-Many great free children's books

-Stories span age ranges from preschool to elementary school

-Some books also include audio

-Built-in text to speech can read the books

 

BookShare

 

-Accessible books for individuals with print disabilities

-Anyone can download the books from within the public domain

-Books can be opened in MS Word and annotated with its highlighting tools

 

Signed Stories

 

-This site has great books read in spoken English and ASL

-Great for hearing students too as stories include movement, music, spoken English, ASL, and subtitles

 

Literactive

 

-Comprehensive early reader books with additional teaching materials such as worksheets

-Books move, have great pictures, and are read by human voices

 

RIF - Reading Planet Book Zone

 

-Interactive eBooks that highlight word by word

 

Into the Book

 

-This website provides access to digital text read by a human voice and teaches specific reading comprehension strategies.

 

Middle and High School

 

Project Gutenberg

 

-This site has over 33000 free ebooks to download

-It uses only high quality books that were previously published by bona fide publishers and digitized with the help of volunteers

 

CAST's UDL Editions

 

-UDL Editions take advantage of the flexibility of digital media to reach and engage all learners

-Leveled supports and the Texthelp Toolbar balance challenge and support for each learner

 

Planet ebook

 

-Free classic literature available for download

 

Poetry Foundation

 

-Free resource to find poetry by category, name, title, author, or first line

-The built-in text to speech can read the poems

 

BookShare

 

-Accessible books for individuals with print disabilities

-Anyone can download books from within the public domain

-Books can be opened in MS Word and annotated with its highlighting tools

 

Classic Bookshelf

 

-Online resource for classic literature

-These books can be viewed with Java and you can easily change the font size, color, margins, and more.

 

Fiction: The eServer Collection

 

-This site offers works of and about fiction collected from our members, contributing authors worldwide, and texts in the public domain

-Has many books and short stories read by our middle and high school students

 

LibriVox

 

-Extensive collection of free audio books read by volunteers

-The goal is to record every book in the public domain

 

Books Should Be Free

 

-Thousands of free audiobooks that you can download in MP3, iPods, and iTunes formats

-Includes audio preview and convenient categories

 

Free Classic Audiobooks

 

-Free classic audiobooks downloaded in MP3 audiobook format

 

ThoughtAudio

 

-Offers audiobook downloads of philosphy and classic literature audiobook titles

 

Lit2Go

 

-Free online collection of stories and poems in MP3 format

-Can also be directly downloaded through iTunes

 

LoudLit

 

-Audiobooks read by human voices

-Variety of short stories, novels, and poems

-You can listen online or save by right-clicking (control-clicking)

 





 

 

 

 

 

 










































































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