Storyline Online's picture

Storyline Online 

Let SAG-AFTRA actors, like Betty White or Oprah Winfrey, read children’s books to your students. Each video read-aloud includes a teacher guide aligned with Common Core Standards to supplement the video. The site is ad-free and every video is available on YouTube and SchoolTube.

The nonprofit SAG-AFTRA Foundation's children's literacy program originated in 1999 as Storyline--a toll-free telephone line where children could call in and hear stories read by well-known actors. Established in June 2002, Storyline Online® is an interactive website featuring videos of celebrated actors reading children's books alongside creatively produced motion graphics which include visual effects such as camera pans, movement, sound effects and music. Original illustrations are respected and not substantially changed. Each video features a celebrated reader such as Viola Davis, Rami Malek, Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Sarah Silverman, Allison Janney, Rita Moreno, Christian Slater and more! These professional storytellers help to inspire a love of reading in children worldwide. 

Storyline Online is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning website, endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers. 

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIN
email
sharethis
Resources 62
Views 88,156
Downloads 6,528

62 items

If I Ran For President read by Lonnie Chavis, Parker Bates and Mackenzie Hancsicsak
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
Common Core
If you ran for president, you would have to do a lot of hard work. You would study the nation’s problems, tell the American people about your...
Turkey Trouble read by Marc Maron
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving...and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea--what if...
Harry the Dirty Dog read by Betty White
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
Common Core
Harry is a white dog with black spots who loves everything..except baths. So one day before bath time, Harry runs away. Storyline Online's Harry the...
As Fast As Words Could Fly read by Dulé Hill
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Common Core
Young Mason Steele takes pride in turning his father’s excited ramblings about the latest civil rights incidents into handwritten business letters...
The Coal Thief read by Christian Slater
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
Common Core
Brrr! Georgie wakes up to a freezing morning in 1920’s Pennsylvania and gets the bad news that there is no coal to heat the farmhouse—and he knows...
Trombone Shorty read by Angela Bassett
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
Common Core
Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was...
A Bad Case of Stripes read by Sean Astin
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
Common Core
Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids at her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very...
Enemy Pie read by Camryn Manheim
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
Common Core
It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became Enemy Number One. Luckily, Dad has a surefire...
The Rainbow Fish read by Ernest Borgnine
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Elementary (Grades K-2)
Common Core
The Rainbow Fish is an award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share. The book is best known...
Thank You, Mr. Falker read by Jane Kaczmarek
  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
Common Core
Little Trisha is overjoyed at the thought of starting school and learning how to read. But right from the start, when she tries to read, all the...