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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 email either:

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 to sign up for a free teacher account.

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

Get started on Newsela

Informational and literary articles for grades K-12; Leveled and read along for all article sets and paired texts.  Give assignments to individual students or classrooms.

Salem School District Library Catalog


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.  

Character Traits

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




Each school has 6 kindles and a subscription to Audible to support classroom reading and book clubs.  Kindles are generally checked out from the library to classroom teachers.  If you feel a student would benefit from checking out a kindle, please email Cherie Smeltzer for a permission form.

Kindle Book List

If you need a book that is not on the list, email me and I will add it if available from Audible.


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