• WhyRead

    What are the benefits of reading?

    • Increase vocabulary
    • Better concentration
    • Stronger memory skills
    • Better imagination
    • Understand the world
    • Develop creativity
    • Improve social skills

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    Blastoff Readers are a HUGE favorite with young readers. Now they are available online as an e-book. You can read them in your browser or you can download them to your device to be read offline! No username or password required.

    CultureGrams  Provides basic facts and figures with local perspectives on more than 200 countries, detailing daily life and culture, including history, customs, and lifestyles

    Destiny  ebooks. Username is Student ID and Password is last 4 digits of Student ID. 

    Sora  Recommended!

    Sora is the new user-friendly app that lets you access it through your laptop, phone or tablet. The Sora app was designed around the modern student reading experience. It empowers students to discover and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from their school, for both leisure and class-assigned reading. After downloading the app, enter dallastx for the school setup code. Username is Student ID and Password is last 4 digits of Student ID. For further instructions, select English setup guide or Spanish setup guide.

    Elementary Simulataneous Use Books

    Free audio stories for kids, including fairytales, original stories, myths, poems, music, history and audiobooks all read beautifully by professional actors. Storynory has a variety of stories and tales in video format and text. They are also accessible via the iOS or Android app that you can get on your device. Students can read the story on the screen while listening to the audio recording, enhancing their reading and listening skills. No username or password required.

    Original, non-fiction picture books support beginning readers of all ages. Features include predictable, rhythmic language; images with clear, familiar subjects; and text that ranges from one word up to a few sentences per page. Books provide unique audio support to families who speak (or are learning to speak) English, Spanish or other foreign languages. Simple audio buttons on each page allow you to hear narrations by native speakers in warm, expressive voices. No username or password required.