Storyline Online

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is proud to bring you Storyline Online, an online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children’s books aloud.  Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.

The site has some wonderful activities, and a great selection of books and readers:

  • To Be a Drum, by Evelyn Coleman; read by James Earl Jones
  • Guji Guji, by Chih Yuan Chen; read by Robert Guillaume
  • Sebastian’s Roller Skates, by Joan De Deu Prats; read by Caitlin Wachs
  • Sophie’s Masterpiece, by Eileen Spinelli; read by CCH Pounder
  • Stellaluna, by Janell Cannon; read by Pamela Reed
  • Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, by Mem Fox; read by Bradley Whitford
  • No Mirrors in My Nana’s House, by Ysaye M. Barnwell; read by Tia and Tamera Mowry
  • The Night I Followed the Dog, by Nina Laden; read by Amanda Bynes
  • Thank you, Mr. Falker, by Patricia Polacco; read by Jane Kaczmarek
  • My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, by Patricia Polacco; read by Melissa Gilbert
  • Knots on a Counting Rope, by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault; read by Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels
  • Brave Irene, by William Steig; read by Al Gore
  • A Bad Case of Stripes, by David Shannon; read by Sean Astin
  • Private I. Guana, by Nina Laden; read by Esai Morales
  • Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, by Eileen Spinelli; read by Hector Elizondo
  • The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg; read by Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Me and My Cat, by Satoshi Kitamura; read by Elijah Wood
  • Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy, by Jason Alexander; read by Jason Alexander
  • When Pigasso Met Mootisse, by Nina Laden; read by Eric Close
  • White Socks Only, by Evelyn Coleman; read by Amber Rose Tamblyn
  • Romeow and Drooliet, by Nina Laden; read by Haylie Duff
  • Enemy Pie, by Derek Munson; read by Camryn Manheim

What a fabulous way to encourage the students to add expression and variety of pitch and tone to their reading.

You could even take the idea further by having the students record themselves reading their favourite story books and make them available on the server for students from the school to access.  Perhaps they could create a compilation of authors or stories in a Powerpoint file that they could load on junior school computers.  What a great project! 😉

The students of my class have really enjoyed listening to these stories, and I hope yours will too!


Posted on 06/04/11, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Mohammed Ahmed Al-shreahi

    Stories are very important to the reader to enrich his mind with many words and historical events that we need the students.So i want to share and be amember of this a great website to make my language stronger as much as i can.

    Thank you

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