Online Reading Materials

Reviewed By Suedell McWhorter    

 "Online Reading Materials" is a huge and deep site where you can find "full texts of books and plays as well as children's books and stories".

This web site has a 2002 copyright by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL). The Office of Educational Research and Improvement and the U.S. Department of Education were involved in the funding of this site. A link to the disclaimer and copyright information is at the bottom of this page. The NCREL has a "Copyright And Reprint Requests Form" at this link. Several e-mail links are also listed for content, general comments, and technical information. There are 3 main links on this site: 1. "The Children's Literature Web Guide" is a link to the University of Calgary site written by David K. Brown, Director of the Doucette Library of Teaching Resources. This extensive web guide categorizes Internet resources that are for children and young adults. One resource link is a page for storytellers. 2. "The Internet Public Library, Youth Division" is a public organization from the University of Michigan last updated March, 2002. The web site contains the following: online picture books, short stories, poetry, myths/fables, stories in French and Spanish, magazines, newpapers, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and almanacs-- all for children and youth. 3. "The Online Books Page" link is an index that has 12,000 free online books which are searchable by author/title/subject. This is where I found the story I wanted to use for this class. The story was difficult to find elsewhere. This site was founded and edited by John Mark Ockerbloom, a digital library planner and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. This site is free of charge and has no advertising. A e-mail address for questions is offered and the site is currently updated.