About Brittany White

Brittany wears many hats including wife, educator, mentor, and friend. She has made it her life’s mission to impact the lives of others through education and service. Her passion and commitment to education earned her the privilege of being named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year at her school. Her mission as an educator is to facilitate students’ development, create life-long learners, and promote healthy, collaborative environments for students and educators.

Reading is fundamental-especially in the middle of a pandemic! We all know the importance of reading. With schools transitioning to virtual learning and public libraries being closed, it is critical to keep our students reading and knowing the tools that we can use to help them stay engaged. Here are some apps and websites students can use to have access to free books and other literacy content.  

Epic: This app is a popular tool used by teachers. There are over 35,000 free books, quizzes, learning videos, etc. The site is organized by age and even the most popular books and award winners. Students will love the books they find here. Access here

Reading Starfall: This is an engaging site that provides supplemental instruction to teach children to read. It connects reading with music and engages students with various concepts in the areas of reading. Access here.

 

ReadingStoryline Online: An award-winning site, children can listen to some of their favorite stories being read aloud by famous actors and actresses. You can choose from three video options to view the read aloud.

 

ReadingReadWriteThink Student Interactives: Within this interactive piece of the popular Read, Write, Think website, students have the opportunity to ‘engage in online literacy learning with these interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals- from organizing their thoughts to learning about language- all while having fun.” What a creative way to involve students in literacy!

 

ReadingPBS Kids: We can’t forget about our youngest learners. PBS Kids has more than 70 reading games around their popular children shows. Children can learn letters, rhyming, vocabulary, and engage in a variety of other subjects. The interactive games are sure to keep their attention.

 

What other websites do you recommend?

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