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An integrated curriculum is ultimately the best approach because it establishes student development of personal meanings through the use of rich context. Research has shown that children learn material best when it has meaning and usefulness for them. Literature is a way to give curricular concepts personal meaning. Use the sites below to begin integrating your own curriculum.



StoryLine Online



Once you get to this site, click on Continue to Storyline Online. The directions will lead you through the materials on the site. There are several books that you can choose for the students to listen to. Readers are filmed reading the book, much like they would be doing if they were reading to a class. Materials are also available for the books, such as Related Activities and and a downloadable (is that a word?) Activity Guide.


Highlights Kids


This link will take you directly to the Story Player. Click on the book of your choice to hear the story read aloud by other children. There are other links at the top of the page where you can access games, pictures, poems, and other links.




The stories that are found on this site are the classics. From The Ugly Duckling to The Three Little Pigs students can listen to these stories being read orally. One of the cool features of this site is that the books can be read in more than one language. Click on the flag at the top of the screen to choose the language you wan to listen to.


Clifford Stories


Studens can click on the words to hear the story being read to them. When they click on the red words, they can watch the pictures change. Some of the levels offered are Clifford's Letter Match, Clifford's Make a Word, and Clifford's Sound Match.

Starfall is a wonderful site with learning games and activities to help students learn. This part of Starfall will read the story out load as the words are clicked on. Some of the stories have a speaker that will read the  book in strapses. The words that are ging read wioll trurn red as they are read.
You can view the entire book of your choice page by page. There is a wide selection of books to seach through by keyword, author, or subject.  Organize, collect and share your favorite books when you join this service. You will need to have an account for this site, but it is free.
This site not only has books that are read aloud to students but also poems, jokes, and more. Specifically check out the read along book that describes Groundhog Day!
A selection of books that can be read aloud to the students. This site offers so much more. There is a reading activity calendar for each month! This has great ideas to tie every day to a book. In the Book Zone, scroll down to the bottom and there is an Author Q & A section that features various authors of children's books.

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