Ways to find read-alouds, read-alongs, and other stuff
Teachingbooks has many full-text read alouds, often by authors!
Where to find read-alouds:
Examples of full read-alouds in Teachingbooks:
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WSWHE BOCES provides access to Sora ebooks for all teachers and students in the WSWHE region. All schools in WSWHE have authenticated access to Sora. For Saratoga, access is through Follett (ask Saratoga librarians for details); for all other districts, access is Google authenticated using the user's school Google ID. If you need further assistance, feel free to contact your school librarian, or email WSWHE SLS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sora has a curated collection of over 320 read-alongs! The read-alongs have both the printed text, as well as the audio. You can see what we offer for read-alongs here. Like other ebooks and audiobooks in Sora, you or your students can check out items they want to read and listen to. Once you open the title, it will have a button to start the narration.
Here is a video that shows what a read-along looks like in Sora.
We maintain an FAQs page as well, with screencasts and other help. Check it out!
Your school has access to a variety of instructional databases, which include those your district pays for, those freely available to all New Yorkers through NOVEL NY, and those available via WSWHE SLS. If you have any questions as to how you access your instructional databases, feel free to ask your librarian, or email email@example.com.
Tumblebook Teen Cloud
One More Story
Epic! (if your district allows it)
And if you're not just looking for read-alongs that are picture books, just about all instructional databases have text-to-speech capability, including PowerKnowledge databases, World Book, Britannica, Gale, Fact Cite, and of course PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next.
Examples of titles available through Learn360:
Click, Clack, Moo
Officer Buckle and Gloria
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Another option...do a read-aloud yourself!
Easiest way...use Google Meet to record yourself doing a read-aloud, and then you can post your Google Meet in your Google Classrooms, or on a private YouTube channel.