Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Storyline Online Brings Celebrated Actors To Read Aloud To Your Students, Libraries and Communities

One of my favorite places to go and send young readers too is Storyline Online.  This site is filled with wonderful actors reading children's books paired with beautifully produced illustrations.
From the Storyline Online website....

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
Storyline Online receives over 100 million views annually from children all over the world.
Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. Teachers use Storyline Online in their classrooms, and doctors and nurses play Storyline Online in children’s hospitals.
Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
Storyline Online is a program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that relies entirely on gifts, grants and donations to fund Storyline Online and produce all of its videos.
You can help the SAG-AFTRA Foundation create more Storyline Online videos and new content, so that we can read to millions more children every month. By giving a gift to Storyline Online, you can help advance children’s literacy, and improve children’s lives. Your support makes a world of difference.

Not only are there lots of amazing videos to share, 
Storyline Online is free for all of our readers, along with their teachers, librarians and families. 
Each story has a teacher guide that goes along with it.  
These can be found under the video by clicking Activity Guides. 
There is even a Storyline Online app for different devices too!  You can find out more here.

Thank you SAG-AFTRA Foundation and all of the amazing actors who have created these special Storyline Online videos for us.  We love your story telling and can't wait to see what is added next. 
And don't forget to click on Subscribe at the top of the site to stay informed with email updates and social media postings too.  

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