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Tip: Go wordless! Wordless picture books can be a great resource for kids. They are told entirely through their illustrations — they are books without words, or sometimes just a few words. Grab a few wordless books the next time you're at the library and have fun "reading" different versions of the same story. The language and the conversation will inspire you!
Recommended Reading Lists
Some of the ebook websites below may need a school password. Click HERE to access passwords. You must use your @aisr.org ID to access this document.
eBooks and audiobooks
Abdo Elementary Bookshelf
Fiction to read for pleasure and nonfiction to read for research. Grades PreK-5.
Amazon Kindle eBooks
Amazon has free or almost free ebooks. Check in daily for deals and specials.
Apple Books has a collection of free books in nearly every genre and for all ages, plus a "first in a series" promotion that lets readers get the first book in different series for free.
For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
AudioBookCloud:Your Online Audio Library is an online audio book library collection of streaming audio books for schools and libraries. A subscription to AudioBookCloud gives you unlimited remote access to your audio book collection.
Destiny Discover ES
AIS-R's library catalog with access to ebooks and audiobooks. For more information on accessing our digital books, please visit our eBook tab at the top of the page.
Unlimited books for kids ages 2-12 for a small monthly fee. For iPad users.
Junior Library Guild ELEMENTARY
Fiction and Nonfiction to read for pleasure and research. Ignore the button to sign in. Resources are free.
Junior Library Guild MIDDLE SCHOOL
Free Fiction and Nonfiction books to read for pleasure or research. Ignore the sign in button. Resources are free.
To access your Raz-Kids page, go to the web page for your class and click on the symbol above your name. It's that easy! If you've forgotten your teacher's username and password, look inside your "Take Home Folder".
Lightbox Interactive ebooks
On this site you can use our Destiny Discover search engine to find educational content appropriate for a variety of purposes, across grade and interest levels. Click MORE to see login information.
Free ebooks (fiction and nonfiction) during school shutdowns.
Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.
Tumble Book Math Ebooks
TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration.
An online collection of animated, talking picture books.
Unite for Literacy
At Unite for Literacy, we picture a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a lifelong love of reading.
2500 free ebooks from the World Book Encyclopaedia during school shutdown.
Fun English Games
Free resources with games, worksheets, quizzes and videos
No Red Ink
NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data. Sign up for free.
Point, shoot, and write. Most families have access to a digital camera, iPad or camera phone. Snap some photos and then encourage your child to write a silly caption for each photo. Not feeling that ambitious? Cut out some pictures from a magazine or the newspaper and have your child write original captions for those.
Make your own audio book! Most phones and computers have simple recording apps on them which are perfect for making homemade audio books! Have your child make up a story, or reread a favorite loved book. The recordings will be priceless!
Listen up! Audiobooks are a great way to engage readers and can introduce students to books above their reading level. Many libraries have audiobooks available for check out, and an Internet search can turn up several sites, including Speakaboos.com, that offer free audio books for children.
More ideas for Speaking and Listening
ESL Websites for Building Listening and Speaking Skills