Have you heard of wegivebooks.org? It is seriously one of my favorite resources! They have books online that you can read for free-common books like Skippyjon Jones, Keats' Snowy Day, Llama Llama books and more. And if you register (for free) you can save books to your personal library, so they're ready when you get to a corresponding unit. The best part is...you can register for a worthy cause listed, like donating books to needy kids in South America. Everytime you read a book on wegivebooks.org, you help your cause move closer to their goal and, once the goal is reached, the company sends book to your cause! We read books for a school in Africa, and even watched a video about the school and kids in need. When we reached the goal, all the kids were cheering and so excited to help someone else!
I love it because I can pull up a book online and project it on my whiteboard. I've used it for:
- acting out stories
- reading books aloud
- taking notes on non-fiction
- modeling reading strategies
- practicing reading with expression
- circling punctuation or parts of speech (it's projected onto my whiteboard)
- acting out points of view
...and tons more! Check it out!