If you follow the Notice and Note site on Facebook (and why are you still reading this if you’re not?!), you will see many teachers asking for recommendations on a variety of themes, theme topics, units, and niche text recommendations for a variety of grade levels and kids. It’s fantastic.
There are many places to get good stories and texts, and here are just a few:
— Open Culture (@openculture) July 5, 2017
— Book Riot (@BookRiot) July 5, 2017
Free texts — how awesome is that?
Excerpts, recommendations, etc.
Thousands of free books and other texts.
You can control a variety of texts and upload Google Docs and links from the Internet.
Podcasts: (make sure age appropriate)
These are a smattering of my favorites:
And if you browse for ‘free short stories’ over a million entries come up: