Reading Resources

Aurora Public Schools

Access, Communication and Technology Team



 Assistive technology should be provided as a continuum of support, starting with least supportive and moving to the most supportive, as needed.

Please refer to the Reading Continuum for more information.

Tumblebooks and Tumblereadables TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Tumblereadables is an online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages turn automatically. The collection features chapter books, early readers, YA/Teen Novels, classics of American and English literature, and high interest/low level books for both middle school and high school students.

Tumblebooks and Tumblereadables

Instructional Technology provides district level technology resources that are available to all staff and students. 

 District Resources for all Staff


Instructional Resources & Curriculum in APS also has great information on their website to support reading and writing. 


Story Kits:  Story kits with a variety of manipulatives to support classroom reading instruction are available for check out through the ACT Team.

ACT Story Kit List



Boardmaker can be used to add pictures to text to increase comprehension and production.

Boardmaker supports can be used as an accomodation or a modification.  Consult with your building consultant to determine the appropriate use for your student.

Boardmaker Share:

Online community for finding Boardmaker activities.

Free registration required.

Boardmaker is available through the ACT Team.

Contact your building consultant or assistive technology specialist for more information on borrowing and using Boardmaker.

 See sample activities created with Boardmaker:

DRA2 Topic Boards:  See link above

Topic boards for books

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

 NO David!

Adapted versions of an LLI book with picture support

Night Workers



Weekly online newsletter with picture supports.


Ask your ACT representative for more information.


Electronic text allows the student to access the text in ways that would not be possible using standard printed text. Words can be seen and heard when used with a text reader.

These are just a few of the many available resources:

Start to Finish:

Start to Finish provides access to text via a variety of formats

ACT Team Start to Finish library


Bookshare provides books in electronic format so students with a reading disability can hear and see text while it is read.

Learing Ally; formerly RFB&D:

Books are provided in audio format.