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Teacher Resources: Reading Resources

Resource Support

If you need instruction, support, or would like a resource added to this libguide, please click on our name to send an email.

2021-2022 Schedule Barron Fisk Lancaster North Salem Soule
Cherie Smeltzer Tuesday


Thursday Wednesday


Beth Solan - Flexible          

What's new?

Looking for nonfiction texts? Try

Newspaper and magazine articles, books, videos, and images in an elementary format.  An excellent resource for nonfiction texts and research.  Assign articles in Google Classroom.  

Video tutorial: How to highlight, take notes and save to your Google Drive.

Students can borrow books from our online library, Sora. 

If you are in need of a book, audiobook or a set of books and we don't have it in the school library, we may be able to add it instantly in Sora!  Contact Cherie Smeltzer to add titles or get assistance.


How to use Sora for the first time

How to use Sora on a phone or tablet

Free online reading sites

Unite for Literacy

Simple nonfiction read aloud books. Translation in multiple languages.

An online library of thousands of books for kids. Email Cherie Smeltzer before signing up for a teacher account for important Data Privacy information.

Engaging reading content including news articles, current events, pros/cons. Reading level of individual articles can be adjusted. 

Get started on Newsela

Click HERE to see how your school librarian can help you!


Looking for a mentor text or read aloud to support your lessons?  All of the books on the following lists are available in the school libraries.  

SSD Core Values

Topical Collections

Exploring Genres

Monthly Themes


Professional Reading

Book Request Form

Are you looking for a book that we don't have yet?  Fill out this form so we can add it to the library collection.

Book Request Form



Salem School District Library Catalog


We have access to audio books for classroom reading and book clubs in two formats:

Audible Book List - Teachers can borrow the library kindles for the audio version of the books on the list.  

Sora - Sora has many audio books.  If a title is not currently available on Sora, we may be able to add it.

If you need a book that is not on the list, email Cherie Smeltzer to have it added.


Great websites and blogs