Off the Shelf Video Series
Grades: K - 5

Experience the power, delight, and endless possibilities of learning through fiction and non-fiction books in our virtual read aloud series. Each video is read by the book’s author and is accompanied by discussion questions.

To view a sample video in the series, click on the video above.  To view additional videos in the series, click on any of the thumbnails to the right and become a member of Educate.Today. 

Quick Ideas for Using Videos in this Series:

  • Use the videos as part of your English Language Arts study to share and discuss with the entire class and/or for students to view individually or in small groups for their own enjoyment or for a specific learning activity you create. Quick Ideas are provided with each video with sample activities related to language arts.
  • Use the videos in cross-curricular applications to inspire student conversation and learning about the subject and/or themes of the book. Examples of cross-curricular applications are provided in each video’s Quick Ideas section.
  • Use the videos as a source of inspiration for your students to create their own videos related to any book in the series. Options might include their own read-aloud of the story, questions for the author, or reviews of the book. If you’re interested in us sharing your students’ video with the author and/or for potential publication on the website, email us at To make sure we see the email, put “Off the Shelf Video Submission” in the title line.