Sonoma County Office of Education

Reading Resource

Literacy: Listening / Reading / Sharing

The more we read the better readers we become – here are resources for you, your students and their families.

Teaching Books will help you across a wide swath of teaching and learning ideas for reading:

  1. K12 Collection of resources for over 68,000 books, including Diverse Books.
  2. Ready-to-use lesson plans and vocabulary lists for books you to use every day.
  3. Exclusive Meet-the-Author Recordings bring the authors into your classrooms.
  4. Customizable resources integrate into Google Classroom, digital calendars and more.
  5. Support ELL with the World Language Collection and Google Translate on every page

Do. Not. Miss this: Free training and support.

Other Reading Resources

  1. Stories online! Storyteller George Pilling shares some of the best old stories:
  2. Reading lists from diverse perspectives / author. (From: Karen Greenberg:)
  3. Looking for reading lists of excellent reads? Let ALA help:
  4. What to read next. Enter the book you just read or one that you loved. This site will help you find others like it:
  5. Storyline Online: The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy website streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading award-winning children’s books. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by an elementary teacher.
  6. Reading Rockets: This national public media literacy initiative offers information and reading literacy resources including classroom strategies, content area literacy, author interviews, themed book lists, and professional development opportunities. A companion bilingual initiative for ELL called Colorin Colorado.

Your Public Library will help you across a wide swath of teaching and learning ideas for reading:

Kids page

Teen page

More than lists of books to read.

Games, links, homework help.

Kids and teens can connect at the library – virtually and in person.