Storytime

read aloud

Online read-alouds can never replace the interaction that takes place between the librarian or teacher and their students in the classroom, but listening and looking at quality picturebooks can be pleasurable and satisfying experiences for young children.  I hope that these short videos help my Oakridge students to sustain their love of books and stories.  Email karen.bentall@apsva.us for the password, then click on the links below. Enjoy!

 

Guest Readers

  1. Watch Ms. Magee read My Even Day by Doris Fisher, Dani Sneed and Karen Lee. 
    • Thanks to Arbordale Publishing for making this read-aloud available. Use your APS log-in to view.
  2. Watch Ms. Poveda Reyes read El Oso Osvaldo by Lauren Bruzonic.  Thanks to Lauren for permission to read her book online.
  3. Watch Ms. Stroh read Nibble, Nibble by Margaret Wise Brown and Wendell Minor, and Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar by James Dean.
    • Thanks to publisher Harper Collins Children’s Books for permission to read this online for Oakridge students.
  4. Watch Ms. Fine read The Invisible String by Patrice Karst and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
    • Thanks to publisher Little, Brown & Co. for permission to read this online for Oakridge students.
  5. Listen to Ms. Ha read Sir Suffix The Magic Bike , and Let’s Make Shapes.
    • Thanks to Learning A-Z for these leveled reader books.
  6. Watch Ms. Jones read Dr. De Soto by William Steig
    • Thanks to publisher Macmillan for permission to read this online for Oakridge students. Use your APS log-in to view this video
  7. Watch Ms. Magee read “Sheep Won’t Sleep: Counting by 2s, 5s and 10s” by Judy Cox and Nina Cuneo.
    • Thanks to publisher Holiday House for permission to read this online for Oakridge students. Use your APS log-in to view this video
  8. Watch Mr. Parker read “What Do You Do with a Problem? by Kobi Yomada and Mae Besom
    • Thanks to publisher CompendiumLiveInspired for permission to read this online for Oakridge students.

National Geographic Explorers with Mrs. Burgin

Use your APS log-in to view these videos. Thanks to National Geographic Explorer Magazine for permission to share these articles with Oakridge students.

  1. A Giant Cactus
  2. Puffin Parents
  3. We Need Earth 
  4. A Butterfly is Born
  5. Mud is Cool
  6. Super Sunflowers
  7. The Problem with Plastic
  8. Saving Sloths
  9. A Rare Rhino
  10. Where Food Grows
  11. Rainforest
  12. The Best Beak
    • Learn more about Darwin’s theory about finches in the Galapagos Islands in PebbleGo. Log into MackinVia with your APS login > select PebbleGo > search for Charles Darwin.
  13. Whale Food
  14. Stone Giants
  15. Along Came a Polar Bear
  16. P is for Park
  17. Making Crayons
  18. Manatees
  19. Snowman Weather
  20. I Spy Bears
  21. Nice to Greet You
  22. Dogs on Wheels
  23. On the Move
  24. Hot Rocks
  25. Meet a River Otter
  26. Gifts for Earth

Virginia Readers’ Choice 2019-2020 – read aloud by Ms. Bentall

  1. Alfie: (the turtle that disappeared) by Thyra Heder
    • Thanks to publisher Abrams Books for permission to read this online for Oakridge students.
  2. The Boo-Boos that Changed the World: a true story about an accidental invention (really!) by Barry Wittenstein
    • Thanks to publisher Charlesbridge for permission to read this online for Oakridge students.
  3. Can I be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
    • Thanks to publisher Random House for permission to read this online for Oakridge students.
  4. This is a Ball by Matt & Becky Stanton
    • Thanks to Little, Brown & Co. for permission to read this online for Oakridge students.
  5. What If …by Samantha Berger and Mike Curato
    • Thanks to Little, Brown & Co. for permission to read this online for Oakridge students.

Ms. Bentall’s Picks

  1. Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris and LeUyen Pham
    • Thanks to publisher Little, Brown for permission to read this online for Oakridge students.
  2. Beewigged by Cece Bell
    • Thanks to publisher Candlewick Press for permission to read this online for Oakridge students. Use your APS log-in to view this video.
  3. Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts.  Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
    • No password needed for this read-aloud.  Thanks to publisher Nosy Crow.
  4. Hummingbird by Nicola Davies and Jane Ray
    • Thanks to publisher Candlewick for permission to read this online for Oakridge students.
  5. Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp Maps the Ocean Floor  by Robert Burleigh and Raul Colon
    • Thanks to publisher Simon & Schuster for permission to read this online for Oakridge Students.

More read-alouds coming soon!