Since 1993, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation has been committed to championing children's literacy. 'Storyline Online' features professional actors reading notable children's books and extending supplemental activities for each book co-developed by an early literacy specialist. Content is available online 24/7 free of charge -- and ultimately is intended to ensure that every child with Internet access can be read (and enjoy the benefits of) a bedtime story. http://www.storylineonline.net (Youtube)
I wanted to share this magical site that promotes literacy through the powerful connection of celebrity actors/actresses and award winning children's books. Simply click on the book you would like read...and enjoy!
There are also accompanying Activity Guides.
Here are a few examples:
A Bad Case of Stripes read by Sean Austin
Private I. Guana read by Esai Morales
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch read by Hector Elizondo
Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White
Catching the Moon read by Kevin Costner and Jillian Estell
Gina Pepin, Ed.D.
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