​Etext & Ebook collections, websites & resources 

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Collection of Databases in both English and French. Many Tip Sheets to support students with Text to Speech and Vision/ Processing tools  Text to Speech Options for Databases

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 Collection of learning materials in digital alternate formats.

Registration is free for BC educators.

ARC BC Resources

ARCBC Training Resources 

District support:

District Partner Jane.Rondow@sd71.bc.ca

Learning Support Teacher or Teacher Librarian

Email Luisa.Pereira@sd71.bc.ca to download the book(s) you need for students with perceptual disabilities.

Ebook Websites

List of Ebooks with QR Code access EBooks and digital reading options with QR codes – January 2022

Unite For Literacy ​
This is a free​ wonderful collection of narrated picture books, both fiction and non-fiction.​​ 


Online ebook collection with both non fiction, fiction and read aloud options. Free Subscription for Teachers. 

Tar Heel Readers 

 A collection of simple picture books created by the community. These books have built in narration. ​​

Simbi Library

Web-based books to read aloud with human authors, tracking, font choices, record our voice and share. Many types Decodables, Fluency, Levels…


District eBooks subscription site. Can access through your school Library site. Talk to your Teacher Librarian in your school. Read Along Titles and audio books available .

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Story Time from Space

Books read by astronauts in space. 


Audio Books and Stories

“For as long as schools are closed, we’re open.  incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages. 

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.” THANKS Audible

High Interest Low Vocab Websites

List of Digital Reading Websites with QR Code access EBooks and digital reading options with QR codes – Jan 2021

Dogo News (website)

Free collection of articles for kids on current events, science, sports, and more! There are also lots of stories, pictures, videos, and games.

Tween Tribune (website)

Current events articles with multiple Lexile levels for each article. 

Wonderopolis (website)

Inquiry question responses with text, videos, vocabulary. Accessible using Immersive Reader supports when you click Listen. 

SQWORL Collections (Visual website set up)

SQWORL Collection of  Ebooks &​ E-Text 
Collection of Ebooks and EText sites and apps for computers or iPads.​

SQWORL of High Interest Low Vocab​ 

Collection of High Interest Low Vocab websites that can be used on computers, iPads, smartboards or as whole class tools.

SQWORL of UDL Novel Studies tools

Collection of websites and tools to support UDL (Universal Design for Learning) when doing Novel Studies.