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Online Books, eText, Supported eText, Create your own Books: Support UDL and Level 1 RTI

Just as stairs support us to move to the next level, special reading tools can support students to higher levels of success or teach students strategic reading skills. Pair these books with screen readers (Reading)

Bookshare Free to all qualifying students with disabilities
For more information: NIMAS (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard)

Books Online
MP3 or Audio books
Books in Digital Format and Create your Own Books
Early Literacy Support
Creating Reading Probes

Strategic Reading & Writing

NCSeT: National Center for Supported eText research on the use of supported eText to increase comprehension
Intersect Digital Library a Library of supported eText, developed by NCSet.
UDL Editions by CAST reading supported by prompts and text-to-speech
CAST Strategy Tutor Teach research and strategy
Science Writer Reading and writing a science report
Bookbuilder by CAST create your own strategic books
ReadWorks free registration provides access to reading passages aligned with common core by grade, lexile and skill
60 Second Recap 60 second recap of different novels, select novels to choose, get 60 second recap of plot, characters
Newsela News articles that content be adjusted based on Lexile score, includes comprehension questions

Joe's Non Netbook / eText or not a humorous view

Books Online or books to download

Readability download application, create bookmarklet to make online reading less cluttered, does not provide audio but makes it easier to use audio support on a page, use with any online eText.

MP3 Books online or Free (or cheap) Audio Books

  • Lit2Go free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3
  • CCProse Classic literature made accessible by combining high quality audio, large print text, synchronized closed captions, and machine translations in multiple languages; we provide something for everyone.
  • FictionWise FictionWise sells ebooks but also has a collection of free books available in many formats, secure eReader program available as a free download.
  • Daily Lit / RSS feeds of free public domain books
  • Bookbox low cost books but free previews and some whole books for free, pdf downloads.
  • FREE audio books from the public domain
  • Open FREE cultural and educational media - link to free audio books.
  • PikPocketBooks books to view on a smartphone prices start at $.99
  • Books Should be Free download mp3 or iPod versions of audio books
  • Download free audio books www,
  • Books Aloud have qualify by having a print disability in order to download books. Complete client application
  • Free Classic Audio Books search for different books

Create your own Books, Books in Different Formats, Animated Books & Books with Audio Feedback

  • Browser Books Books with speech for young children to read on the web listed by category.
  • ToonBooks by Professor Garfield
  • Tar Heel Reader Switch accessible books with speech
  • Reading Genie Information on reading books and examples of some developed with Powerpoint
  • Storynory Audible books for children, listen online or download audio
  • Storyplace Children's Digital Library from Charlotte/Mecklanburg County English and Spanish
  • Storyline Online Online streaming video books read by Screen Actors Guild
  • BookPals Books recorded by screen actors guide and others
  • Story Time for Me Animated books, individual words highlighted
  • Children's Storybook Online books online, audio books marked
  • Toddler School books with pictures and audio text
  • Bookpop web-enhanced reading adventures
  • Read to Me online streaming of books
  • PBS Kids Between the Lions Get Wild about Reading
  • Accessible Books Free books for You
  • Tumble Books Online collection of library books at three levels (free trial membership)
  • Talking Books Using PowerPoint to create a talking book (PDF file) and an example.

Early Reading Support

Reading support: Creating reading fluency probes from digital curriculum materials