Reading ResourcesRead&Writer for Google ChromeRead&Write for Google is a text reader, word predicition program, study tool, text leveler and translator that is free to teachers for a year upon subscription. Students can access a limited version of the program and for a fee can access the full program. To register as a teacher for a free year subscription:Read:Outloud
Read:Outloud is a text reader that makes it easy for students to access to any book file or texts online. The text reader allows students to focus on comprehension versus the mechanics of reading.
Read:Outloud (Free for Indiana Students)
Read:Outloud is a free download that is located through the ICAM website. Digital Rights Managers will need to access the link in order for Read:Outloud to be downloaded.
Bookshare.org is a web-based program that provides unlimited texts for students to listen to as an alternative to reading and/or decoding text. Students will have access to the texts as long as they have access to the internet. Staff are required to set up and manage accounts.
Learning Ally is a not for profit program, formerly known as RFBD (Reading for the Blind and Dyslexic), that provides audio textbooks for students with visual impairments, dyslexia and other disabilities.
Literactive provides reading materials and resources for pre-school aged students through 1st grade. The leveled program focuses on phonics activities and is a leader in early childhood learning. The material is free but registering is necessary: http://www.literactive.com/Profile/register.asp
Readworks is a comprehension-based resource that provides research-based units and passages to be shared. The curriculum is aligned with Common Core Standards and Individual State Standards. http://readworks.org
Tar Heel Reader
The Tar Heel Reader is a collection of accessible books that can be accessed through different interfaces including touch screens, Intellikeys and switches. Books may be accessed or created. http://tarheelreader.org/
Storyline Online is a Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) created collection of books read by actors. http://www.storylineonline.net/
Talking Book Library
Talking Book Library is collection of books created for students. Individuals who have created talking books through power point are welcome to submit the books to be reviewed and added to the collection. http://www.talkingbooklibrary.net/Matrix.htm