Audio Text Sources
AudioOwl – Free audio books from the public domain.
Free Classic AudioBooks – Free classic audio books that can be downloaded as MP3 or Ipod audio files.
Book Report Resources
Book Report Forms – Graphical organizers for completing book report activities.
100 Essential Sites for Voracious Readers – Numerous resources online to read classic literature for free.
Bibliomania – Free online literature and literature guides.
College Open Textbooks – Numerous free, open textbooks available.
Creative Commons – Non-profit organization that promotes online publishing, distibution and reuse of cultural, educational and scientific work; artists, educators, researchers, and creators of content share their work; browse through published music, sounds, speeches, illustrations, designs, movies, animations, books, blogs, lesson plans, course packets, textbooks, etc.
E-Books Directory – Free downloadable e-books, documents and lecture notes.
Flat World Knowledge – Free textbooks available online that are remixable. There are a couple of English related textbooks that will be available soon.
Free Books – A search engine that searches numerous sources for free E-books that are freely shared by the authors.
Google Books – Numerous public domain books.
Introduction to Modern Literary Theory – Dr. Kristi Siegel write about modern literary theory.
Planet eBook – Free downloads of classic literature titles.
Project Gutenberg – Over 33000 free ebooks that can be downloaded to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, etc.
short fiction – A site that contains short stories by numerous different authors.
Teaching Reading Sources
Comprehension Strategies – This Online Learning Center has been created for Saskatoon elementary schools for the purpose of improving literacy. This page outlines quite comprehensively different strategies, online resources and download resources for their teachers. The extensive chart can be downloaded as a pdf or doc as well. It leads to so many more useful resources.
Introduction to Reading Strategies: Teacher Script – Mini-activities to use with students as you introduce the concept of effective reading strategies. Cut and paste into your own teaching materials or use online: predicting, clarifying, visualizing, questioning and summarizing.
Metacognitive Strategies for K-12 Students – Article about applying reading strategies in the content areas (any/every subject) by getting students to self-reflect on what they have learned and to clarify/evaluate their learning.
Middle School Content Area Reading Strategies – Although the title suggests it’s for middle school, these pre-reading strategies that are outlined are applicable to all grades and content areas.
Modification Reading Strategies for New Teachers – Outlines 3 simple strategies for working with struggling readers with the intent of helping them become better readers and not simply get through the given text.
Reading Comprehension Strategies – A list of teaching strategies to use before, during and after reading: examples from all habit areas.
Reading Comprehension Strategies – An A-Z list of reading comprehension strategies giving a description, when to use it, and specific activity links from the Qu’Apelle Valley School Division in Saskatoon.
Reading Strategies – Defining key concepts and terms related to teaching reading strategies on eTools3Education website.
Reading Visualization Strategy – A specific lesson that involves visualizing and sketching at intervals during a short reading selection.
Book Lamp – Register to this site and get book recommendations based on your current reading. Get help finding your next great read.
What Should I Read Next – Input a book that you really liked and it will give you suggestions of similar books you may like.
Zap Reader – Copy and paste any text into their reader. Adjust the reading speed so that you cannot read one word at a time (thus slowing down your reading speed). Learn how to turn off your inner voice and read faster.