Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Listening to Reading with Storyline Online

Are you an Elementary teacher looking for some great online resources for listening to reading?  Do you want to expose your students to proficient readers reading great stories?  Then you need to check out Storyline Online.  This site, brought to you by the Screen Actors Guild, hosts videos of great actors reading 25 different stories.  Actors include greats such as Betty White, James Earl Jones and Melissa Gilbert. Check it out:
All the YouTube videos have been added to our YouTubeEDU account, so students can access them when logged in with their PPS accounts.

Uses in the Classroom:
Expose students to quality reading during Daily 5 time, whole class instruction or the lab.  You can play the videos on your TEC, have students watch them individually with headphones in the lab, or set up a center in your classroom with a laptop/Desktop computer and some headphones.  Kids are sure to love listening to some of their favorite stories, like Stellaluna and A Bad Case of Stripes, read by some of their favorite actors and actresses.