MADISON, Wis. – November 29, 2023 – August House and TeachingBooks announced an agreement to offer TeachingBooks’ users a free subscription to the Story Cove supplemental reading platform. Story Cove enables students to explore 22 traditional stories in multiple formats, including animation, read-to-me, and read-along, along with differentiated lesson plans aligned to Kindergarten through 2nd grade standards. TeachingBooks complements Story Cove by offering dynamic digital resources that “bring books to life,” including author and illustrator Audio Name Pronunciations, Cultural Representation Reflections, and customizable Multi-Leveled Lessons.
“We are pleased to partner with TeachingBooks to offer this free collection of reading resources to all students and educators,” said Steve Floyd, President of August House. “The basic goal for Story Cove is to help nurture a love of reading as children explore these timeless stories. The award-winning supplemental reading program offers a variety of ways for kids to experience timeless stories from the world’s great oral traditions.”
In addition to strengthening core reading skills, such as comprehension, fluency and phonics, educators have found that offering carefully curated stories in multiple formats helps expand a child’s world view, reinforces character traits, and increases awareness of other cultural traditions.
To access Story Cove through TeachingBooks, visit this TeachingBooks blog post. To explore the multiple ways that Story Cove enables students to experience a story, visit this sample story: How Tiger Got His Stripes.
Founder and Head of TeachingBooks Nick Glass added, “Story Cove is exemplary: they are so good at sharing stories from diverse traditions that further the joy of reading. TeachingBooks is honored to help Story Cove reach a wider audience and spark conversations about storytelling, culture and more.”
TeachingBooks enhances reading comprehension by empowering students of all ages to learn more about their favorite books and authors. With more than 342,000 resources that align to more than 90,000 children’s and young adult books, TeachingBooks “brings books to life.” TeachingBooks is available to students in 55,000 schools and libraries, including statewide access in California, Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Wisconsin, South Carolina, and Nevada.
August House is a highly acclaimed and award-winning multimedia publisher of children’s picture books, folktale anthologies, scary stories, and resource books. Located in Atlanta, GA, August House has developed one of the most highly respected collections of folktales from the world’s great oral traditions.
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August House is a highly acclaimed and award-winning multimedia publisher of children’s picture books, folktale anthologies, and resource books. Located in Atlanta, GA, August House has developed one of the most highly respected collections of folktales from the world’s great oral traditions.”
TeachingBooks is an engaging collection of resources that brings children’s and young adult’s books to life. With access to hundreds of thousands of materials including original author interviews, video book trailers, discussion questions, vocabulary lists, interactive games and more, 55,000 schools and libraries have received more than 70 million unique investigations since August 2020. Awarded the Best Digital App of 2020 by the American Association of School Librarians and the 2021 Common Sense Education Selection for Learning, TeachingBooks was founded in 2000 and is based in Madison, Wisconsin USA. TeachingBooks was acquired by OverDrive in 2021. www.TeachingBooks.net
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