PlayAloud, a “Tool for Reading Apprehension”

Posted by Stories to Grow By on February 7, 2023

In PlayAloud, a reader’s theatre playscript is presented with an audio playback button beside the lines of each character, in turn.  Immediate audio feedback that’s connected to short snippets of text boosts fluency, confidence and expression.

Approved by the EdSurge Product Index and the Cambridge Public Schools in Massachusetts, PlayAloud  is a science-based approach to energizing challenged readers and non-native English speakers.

With its globally focused mission, the scripts are developed and presented with inclusivity, respect to diversity, and feature modern twists on classic tales.

One playscript “Cinderella” and its Guide/Supplements are free, as well as the first act of all scripts. Play Aloud is a subscription service that starts as low as $9.99 USD/month and provides:

  • Full Access to entire PlayAloud Script Catalog
  • Full Access to Guide including Manual, Vocabulary, Leveling, PDF transcripts, and other Resources
  • All Games & Activities

PlayAloud was developed by Stories to Grow By, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the world’s best treasury of kid-tested stories that provide children with meaningful experiences to last a lifetime. The website attracts over 5 million visitors per year. The collection of stories from Stories to Grow By has been recognized by Scholastic, Disney, USAToday, Education World, and the NYT on the Web.

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