English Learners

These resources assist educators with accessing digital texts for use in hybrid and remote environments.

Resource Description
Audible
(PK-12) is enabling kids to instantly stream a collection of stories, including titles across six languages, for free on their desktops, laptops, phones or tablets. This access will be available as long as schools are closed.
CommonLit
(3-12) is a reading resource program that includes 1500 authentic complex texts, with comprehension questions, discussion questions, and assessment style questions. It includes a large collection of Spanish texts and texts can be translated into 25 different languages and include a read aloud option.
Kate Messner: Read, Wonder, Learn!
(PK-12) is a collection of resources that includes everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds to complementary drawing and writing mini-lessons.
KidLitTV
(PK-5) is a comprehensive website dedicated to children’s literature that includes “Read Out Loud,” a video storytime feature with authors reading aloud their own books.

Overdrive
(K-12) enables kids, their families and caregivers to borrow and read free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from their local library using a phone or tablet. Depending on the device and operating system being used,

Libby

is a helpful app that provides access to the same content with a different navigation experience.
Scholastic Learn at Home
(PK-8) includes learning experiences, grouped by grade band, built around a children’s book–full text accessible via the website–and including videos and complementary activities (available in both English and Spanish).
Story Online
(K-5) is an award-winning children’s literacy website which streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books aloud alongside illustrations. The website also includes activity guides for parents and caregivers to complete lessons with students at home.
Teaching Tolerance Text Library
(K-12) is a supplemental library of over 500 short nonfiction texts, images, interviews, literary texts, and more that represent a diverse mix of stories and perspectives. Students, families and caregivers can create accounts for free to access the content.