Free Sites for Digital Read Alouds

WHPS Tech Tip

How do I find quality digital read alouds for students to practice their listening comprehension?

Many teachers like to provide students with multiple ways of accessing a text, and with digital read alouds, students can engage with a text with audio and visual. To take the guesswork out of finding these digital texts, the curriculum department and library media specialists have put together a list of free sites that can provide you and your class with audio books for students to practice their listening comprehension and respond to their reading.

Epic is both an app and available in a web browser. With just a few clicks educators can set up custom book lists for students based on their reading ability and interest level. You'll love what this site has to offer you


Head over to the Hartford Public Library site, hover over the kids dropdown menu and select TumbleBooks - An E-Learning Database! When accessed this way, you do not need any login information.

StoryLine Online

Listen to celebrities read their favorite books aloud on Storyline Online!

StoryTime Online

Access 100 free video read alouds taken from sites like Reading Rainbow and Scholastic, all accessible from StoryTime Online!


Interested in just plain old listening comprehension? Visit StoryNory for podcasts of books without the use of visuals.

Reading Rainbow (YouTube)

You may consider visiting YouTube and searching for your favorite book to be read aloud! Be sure to preview the content to ensure quality!

Scholastic: Weston Woods

Weston Woods animates stories for Scholastic. Check out some of them on YouTube!