Friday, March 29, 2013

Read Alouds with Storyline Online

Recently I was discussing read alouds with a fellow teacher and I was reminded of a website that I've often used called "Storyline Online."  If you have not used it, I definitely recommend it.  This is a way to integrate technology into your classroom read alouds as well as to break up routines a bit and re-gain student attention and engagement.  On this website, there are links to various well-known books that are read by famous actors and actresses from the Screen Actors Guild. 
Students really enjoy seeing the book projected from a computer as well as seeing and hearing actors they know read those books to them.  Being that children are now very accustomed to television and computer usage for most of their day, this actually fits with their interests and keeps them intently listening to the story being read. 
I highly recommend looking it over and trying this with your class!


  1. Thank you for sharing. My son loved the reading of Harry the dirty dog. your blog is a great resource.

  2. I am glad that this was useful and enjoyable for you and your son!
    Thanks for letting me know...

  3. This is great. I work with adults with disabilities and we're currently developing a curriculum to include their interests and hobbies. One part of the curriculum is a theatre group. This would be an excellent way to teach tone and other parts of acting in a manner they can understand and relate to. Thanks!

  4. Thank you for the link! This is a great resource to have in my daughter's favorites.

  5. I teach math but I will bring it to the attention of my colleagues. I think they will find it refreshing to have actors read the stories to the class as a change during reading time.