A Website Primary Teachers Will Love

Hello Literacy Land Readers! I'm popping in today to share a website that I just stumbled upon and L.O.V.E.  

The Unite for Literacy website hosts a collection of original, nonfiction picture books for beginning readers of all ages.

If you are a primary teacher, teacher of language learners or the deaf, reading specialist, or parent of a beginning reader, this website is for you!

The books feature familiar topics, colorful pictures, and audio support in many languages including sign language.


It's Easy to Use!

Students select a book by clicking on the picture of it. They turn the pages by clicking on the arrows. The left-hand page features a crisp, clear photograph or illustration. The right-hand page features text in an easy-to-read font. Audio support is provided by clicking on the speaker icon beneath the page. You can pre-select the language options.


Advantages

  • nonfiction (hard to find at the emergent level)
  • relevant topics
  • attractive photographs and illustrations
  • cultural diversity
  • predictable, rhythmic language
  • text that ranges from one word up to a few sentences 
  • audio support (narrated in a real human voice)
  • narrated in English, many foreign languages, and sign language
  • new titles added every Tuesday
  • always free
  • no registration or logins required

Implications for the Classroom

Unite for Literacy is a valuable resource in the classroom and at home. I envision teachers using this to website to support their emergent readers and language learners during independent reading time or literacy centers. I plan to use it with my intervention students and share it with their parents and classroom teachers.

How would you use this website?  








7 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this site, Wendy. It's amazing!

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  2. Wow, this looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing :)
    Julie
    The Techie Teacher

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  3. Thank you for sharing!! This looks great!

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  4. Thank you thank you!! I am excited to try it out.

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  5. I LOVE this site and so will my at-risk second graders! I love all of the non-fiction titles! Woo hoo! Thank you!
    ~Jennifer

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  6. Hi Wendy! This is Philip from Unite for Literacy. Thank you so very much for sharing and raising awareness to our free online library. Every book matters!

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    1. Hi Philip, so glad you visited our web page! I also shared your website with the primary teachers at my school and with the students in our deaf and hard of hearing class. It was a huge hit with everyone! So glad you are providing such an important service! :)

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