Resources for Reading

Resources:
Free Audio Book Downloads - Mostly Classic Literature, some require iTunes to open.
Speakaboos - Listen to Fables, Nursery Rhymes, and Fairy Tales online.
iSpeech
Digital Audio Book Checkout from NIOGA (Niagara, Orleans, and Genesee County Library System)
Lexile.com -The Lexile Framework for Reading is a scientific approach to reading measurement that matches readers to text. The Lexile Framework measures both reader ability and text difficulty on the same scale, called the Lexile scale. This approach allows educators to manage reading comprehension and encourage reader progress using Lexile measures and a broad range of Lexile products, tools and services.
Bookshare.org -
Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities.
Ideas for Kidspiration and Inspiration

Text To Speech:
iSpeech - Convert text to speech.
vozME - Another text to speech converter.
NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words. NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player or iPod.
SpokenText.net is a free text to speech converter, it allows you to record (English, French, Spanish or German) PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, RSS feeds, emails and web pages, and converts them to speech automatically. Using it you can easily create audio recordings (in English, French, Spanish and German) of any text content. You can use our site or Firefox Extension to record books, articles,web pages, your papers class notes or any other text content you want to have available to you in audio format, so that you can listen while you commute or exercise.


Graphic Organizers / Mind Mapping:
Mindomo - Online Mind Mapping
Lovely Charts - With Lovely Charts' extremely simple and intuitive drag'n drop drawing mechanism, you'll be able to focus on what really matters. You won't have to draw boxes and arrows, you won't have to worry about what symbol to use.
Text2MindMap - Text2Mindmap is a web application that converts texts to mind maps. Text 2 Mind Map takes a structured list of words or sentences, interprets it,and draws a mind map of them.
Exploratree - Exploratree is a free web resource where you can download, use and make your own interactive thinking guides. Thinking guides can support independent and group research projects with frameworks for thinking, planning and enquiry. Exploratree provided a set of ready-made guides which you can print out or use online. All of the guides are completely customizable or you can start from scratch and make your own.