Teacher Review for Storyline Online

Amazing Read Alouds

Kelsey J.
Classroom teacher
Holly Hills Elementary School
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Storyline Online in my classroom for read alouds for picture books that target specific skills or topics. For example, I may be teaching a minilesson on how characters change over time in a story, so I will choose a book from Storyline Online to fit that bill. I have also broken the videos down into shorter segments to track student comprehension by quizzing them throughout the video using
My Take
My overall opinion about Storyline Online as a teaching tool is that it's a great read aloud tool. It can be used in whole group, small group, or individual settings to support ELL students and low literacy students. I like that each video has a different actor or actress reading books to students. It would be great if there were additional resources to go along with each of the readings like basic comprehension questions for students who struggle with reading fluency.