Digital Text & Audio books

Multi-Sensory Literature

Leveled Accessible Content

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Bookshare

Reduce reading barriers for your qualified K-12 students with accessible textbooks and literature.  This service provides text-to-speech (TTS) higlighting at both word and sentence level so students can read along.  BookShare works on most platforms and devices. Click here to learn about the web reader for the Chromebook.

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LibriVox

Books in the public domain are available on this site, completely free, and narrated by real people. Students can listen on the computer, mobile devices, or download the audio file.

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Epic!

This online literature resource has interactive and high-interest e-books. Audiobooks and videos are also available. This is a FREE resource for educators. Watch this quick video to see an example.

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ReadWorks

Reading passages include audio supports, question sets, embedded vocabulary support, and much more. Create a teacher log in to have access to this FREE resource. Watch a quick tour of ReadWorks & CommonLit.

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Symbolworld

This free site supports readers who benefit from symbols paired with text.  It is up-to-date with current events and many archived articles across content areas. Use a TTS reader (like Natural Reader) and hear the content read aloud! Check out this short video for a quick tour.

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Learning Ally

Students with a qualifying disability can access the collection free of charge. This service provides human narration for many textbooks and literature.  Compatible on most platforms & devices.

Library Books

CommonLit

100% Free resource which includes provide quality literacy resources for grades 3–12.  Read aloud mode, guided reading mode with comprehension questions, annotation tools, guiding questions, assessment questions, discussion, and translation tools make this an incredible resource. Includes additional media links for related content and distance learning units. They have also made the student data privacy pledge! Watch a quick video to see how both CommonLit & ReadWorks are similar.

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Unite for Literacy

This wonderful collection of books for early readers has a simple interface for students to navigate.  Human narration in multiple languages is available.

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DoGoNews

Current events and content articles are supported by a built-in key vocabulary tool, as well as audio support which highlights and both word and sentence levels to help students follow along.

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Starfall

This resource includes learning activities and digital literature for

pre-K through 3rd grade level, including talking books.

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Gutenberg

This is the oldest FREE repository of public-domain digital literature, including the classics. Text comes in most formats from .html and .txt, to kindle downloads and MP4 files. To watch a quick tour of the site, click here.

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StorylineOnline

This FREE online resource of popular children's literature is read aloud by actors.  The illustrations have been slightly animated, and most books have activity guides for teachers to use with their students

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Tween Tribune

This free online resource from the Smithsonian offers each article at 4 lexile levels. You can sort by topics and grade level.  Articles in Spanish are also available.

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Simple English Wikipedia

Like the standard Wikipedia, this site has a lot of information.  The content is more accessible because a more simplified vocabulary is used which supports comprehension.

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Story Place

This site gives students a virtual experience of going to the Library. There are activities to support the literature as well as information for parents and teachers. It also currently offers live virtual storytimes!