__Finding Non-Fiction Digital Text
NetTrekker via LearnPort
This search engine is available free to Michigan Educators through LearnPort.
Create an account and log in to LearnPort to access the database. Once logged into LearnPort click on the Resources Link on the left side.
Net Trekker allows you to search by readability, Lexile or grade level. It also opens up in a well designed text-to-speech reader.
MeL Library and Mel Library for Students Use the MeL portal to access some favorites: Kids infobits, Info Track Junior/Student.
Internet Public Library
Links to picture books, short stories, poetry, myths, fables, magazines and info about authors. Lots and lots of great electronic text – don’t miss this one!!! Use an advanced search and GROK IT!
Websearch for kids by librarians. Search topics for eText, sounds and images!
The Bookshare library provides print disabled people in the United States with legal access to over 41,000 books and 150 periodicals that are converted to Braille, large print or digital formats for text to speech audio. Free to All U.S. Students with Qualifying Disabilities
IBooks Text Books
Interactive books with images, video and checks for understanding. With iBooks you can use reading tools that highlight or underline text, make notes, look up a word in the dictionary or on the web, or search inside the book. You can even have the iPad read to you.
Free education resources and eTextbooks aligned to content standards and flexible!
On-line Newspapers and Magazines
Learn Out Loud and Learn OutLoud Kids
LearnOutLoud.com hosts audio and video learning resource for Kids & Teens. Browse thousands of Educational Audio Books, MP3 Downloads, and Podcasts.
Audio recordings for students with print disabilities. Subscription fee, real voices, playable on portable audio devices such as Victor Reader Vibe.