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Electronic Reading


Literature Online




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StoryLine Online: The streaming video website that features celebrity actors reading children's books aloud. A program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Approximately 20 books in this collection.
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kidsaudiobooks: Over 300 audio stories in MP3 format for you to download and enjoy.
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Planet eBook: Welcome to Planet eBook, the home of free classic literature. All our novels and books are entirely free for you to download and share with your friends, classmates, students, anyone! Scroll down the page to see the full list of free eBooks.
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Online Books Page: Listing over 35,000 free books on the Web - Updated Thursday, February 26, 2009
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Sillybooks.net: Literacy is contagious. Catch it here. You'll find animated books, children's music, puzzles and games that entertain kids while promoting child literacy. Have your children publish their stories here!
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Read Book Online - This site contains about one thousand books from hundreds of authors. The collection of these books are in the following categories: fictions/novels, short stories, poems, essays, plays.
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myebook.com myebook aims to revolutionise the way we create, publish and share ebook content online. Built on a feature-rich social platform, complete with powerful, browser-based, builder software, and a slick reader environment, there's never been an easier way for anyone and everyone to 'get it out there'.
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starfall.com Teachers around the world use Starfall.com and Starfall high-quality educational products as an inexpensive way to make the classroom more fun and inspire a love of reading and writing. Parents use Starfall to prepare their children for school, and to support them once they are there. Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.





Electronic Book Activity: (Collaboration)

OUTCOME: Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work

Evaluate one of these sites above by responding to the following questions. Record your group's responses on Googledocs.

Question 1: On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being quite simple, 5 being irritatingly complicated) how would you rate this site's ease of navigation? Please qualify your rating with specific examples.

Question 2: On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being excellent, 5 being disastrous), how would you rate this site's design and visual quality? Please qualify your rating with specific examples.

Question 3: On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being quite appropriate, 5 being alarmingly inappropriate) how would you rate this site's content for primary students? middle school students? high school students? Please qualify your rating for each grade level with specific examples.

Question 4: On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being highly versatile, 5 being quite limited), how would you rate this site's versatility of use (e.g. tools that allow users to utilize and/or interact with the content)? Please qualify your rating with specific examples.



Schedule | Opening Activities | Language Arts & 21st Century Skills
Electronic Reading | Reading in the 21st Century | Tech Tools to Teach
Writing | Listening/Speaking | Closing