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    **SPOTLIGHT SPECIAL:

  1. Bob Bowman's Study Skills Section - Offers tremendous advantages when used first of all
  2. Online Text-to-speech Reader - See other items at RapidTables
  3. Balabolka - Text-to-Speech (TTS) reader - reads text even in browser (saves sound file)
  4. How to find & download E-Texts and E-Books to your PC - Step-by-step guide
  5. Free Online PDF & Doc Converter, Convert to PDF or Image - Neevia Technology
  6. Free PDF Converter, HTML to PDF Converter For Free - Quick way to save web pages
  7. Online Tools & Productivity Section - New 2.0 tools are here
  8. Sumatra PDF Portable - PDF, Comic Book, and E-book Reader - See More great free programs at Pendriveapps.com
  9. Word Spy - Find new words in The Word Lovers Guide to New Words
  10. Use Bob Bowman's Reference Page - Find list of dictionaries to replace discontinued Voycabulary Link
  11. Alternatives for QuotePad - Many choices for note-taking and to do lists
  12. Use Bob Bowman's Reference Page - Find list of dictionaries to replace discontinued Voycabulary Link
  13. Forvo: The Pronunciation Guide - All the words pronounced by native speakers
  14. The Online Teleprompter - Presentation - video tool from Cueprompter.com
  15. See Free Education Section - Take college-level courses at your convenience - via PC
  16. Download Outstanding Free Reading Software below

    READING: ONLINE BOOKS:

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  17. Complete Library of Children's Books Online - Visit the Rosetta Project
  18. Read Children's Books online - International Children's Digital Library
  19. Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides
  20. Millions of books online - HathiTrust Digital Library
  21. The Modern English Collection - UVA Electronic Text Center - Public section
  22. The Online Books Page - Over 1000 books (by John Mark Ockerbloom - Penn Univ)
  23. Project Gutenberg - Public-domain online books source
  24. librivox - Search resources for public domain books on podcasts
  25. Online Books from WikiBooks has detailed information
  26. Classic Bookshelf - Read books online
  27. Free e-books - Eserver.org
  28. Reader's Digest - See relevant articles, funny jokes, cartoons...
  29. University of Virginia's E-Book Library - See thousands of titles - read online or download to MS Reader
  30. Free eBooks - Read Books Online - Children books, music books, Robert's Rules Of Order, etc,
  31. FreeFictionBooks.org - Read Fiction Books Online for Free
  32. Hans Christian Andersen - Fairy Tales and Stories
  33. Ultimate Fairy Tale Resource Guide - Theaterseatstore.com
  34. SurLaLune Fairy Tales: Guide for Students - Annotated extensions
  35. Huck Finn Homepage - VA LIB
  36. Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology - D. L. Ashliman, Pittsburgh Univ.
  37. Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature - UF
  38. Free eBooks For Your Kindle or Other eReader - ManyBooks
  39. The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - Read PDF versions online or download via Bartleby.com Ebooks
  40. Full text books - See the titles free to read online in the full text archive
  41. FullBooks.com - Thousands of Full-Text Free Books
  42. Perseus Digital Library - Read open-source texts from classics & more - see tutorial at site

    READING LINKS:

  43. Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve Search - California DOE
  44. Reading Support Materials - From TampaReads.com
  45. AcqWeb's Library and Information Science Resources : Serials Sites
  46. Open Citation Project - Reference Linking and Citation Analysis for Open Archives
  47. Books and Literature Web Guide - Via refdesk.com
  48. The Virtual Reading Room - Collection of journal sites
  49. Recommended Teen Reading - From St. Charles Public Library
  50. Kids Reading Zone - IPL Youth Collection
  51. Reference Section - From IPL Youth Collection
  52. 100 Best Books for Children - List by TeachersFirst
  53. 2014 Best of the Best | Young Adult Library Services Association - By YALSA
  54. 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers - Can download some via College Board
  55. 100 Best Novels - See two lists, one by readers, one by Board from Random House
  56. Best Books Links - From Reader-to-Reader
  57. 47 Most Recommended Books To Read - Adult list by LifeOptimizer Blogger
  58. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - Recommended books from the 1900s - Examiner.com
  59. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - Another list by listology.com
  60. Award Books and Recommended Reading Lists
  61. Literacy Links: Resources for Teachers and Parents - International Reading Assoc.
  62. Reading Links - From teachersdesk.org
  63. Writers and Readers Links
  64. Download Free Ebooks
  65. Free Poetry eBooks
  66. Free eBooks - All Our Classic Books and Novels
  67. Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
  68. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Read online in HTML format
  69. FreeReading - Open Source, Free Reading Intervention Program for K-3 - pronunciations & more
  70. CLWG: Children's Literature Web Guide - David K. Brown

    READING: REFERENCES & TOOLS:

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  71. Free Dictionary project - Large collection of world dictionaries - some for downloading
  72. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable - 1894 Ed. via infoplease
  73. Free Language Translations Online [Full Text] - Dictionary.com
  74. Check Thesaurus Online for Free - Thesaurus.net
  75. The Free Online Thesaurus / Synonym Finder - FreeThesaurus.net
  76. Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases - Courtesy of Bartleby
  77. Online Picture Dictionary - ESOL HELP
  78. Picture Dictionary Online - Dictionary for Kids
  79. Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation - How to Pronounce English words
  80. LingvoSoft Online - Free Online Translation Services - online dictionary, english thesaurus
  81. Readers Advice.com - See index to find any author, any book, etc.
  82. Difficult Words and their usages
  83. Free Online Dictionary of Unusual and Weird Words - International House of Logorrhea
  84. See reading resources at ReadingRockets.org
  85. Famous Library and Librarian Quotes & Quotations
  86. Reference Links - From Eeserver.org
  87. The Phrontistery - Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources
  88. New Web2.0 Tools - See reading tools & more via LibGuides at Springfield Township H S
  89. List of Latin phrases (full) - Via Wikipedia
  90. 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary - Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog
  91. Reader's Theater scripts - Free PDF scripts - Dr. Chase Young
  92. WorldCat® - Find items in libraries near you - and download some

    RELATED FREE SOFTWARE - (SOME MIXED WITH COMMERCIAL)

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  93. ReadPlease ® Text-to-Speech program discontinued - see free alternates below
  94. Fire Vox - An open source Talking Browser Extension for Firefox (read about visual aid)
  95. CLiCk, Speak - OSS extension for Firefox (reads text portions only)
  96. Text-to-Speech Programs - Free Downloads from Dyslexia.com Home Page
  97. 38 best open source text to speech projects
  98. SayPad - A freeware talking text editor that can read a good book to you (maybe from Gutenberg):
    • Project Gutenberg - Download free electronic books (ebooks) - adaptable to TTS units!
  99. Read Aloud - A free Text-to-Speech (TTS) software that reads text aloud
  100. Reading Alphabet, Phonics and Language - See free software
  101. DSpeech - A free program of Text To Speech - See info at Dimio's Tools
  102. Natural Reader - Online or Get Freeware version - uses MS robotic voice - Highlight text to hear
  103. 100 Web Tools for Learning with a Disability - Many are free tools; others are not
  104. Free Tools to Support Reading and Writing - See WordTalk option
  105. Google Reader Discontinued - See replacements - Courtesy of alternativeTo
  106. Virtual Magnifying Glass - Free (open source) magnifier to read text -- see details at site
  107. FreewareTop Reviewed Free Software
  108. heart/diskBob Bowman's FREEWARE & OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
    - See really outstanding selections here!
    - For home, office, and school

    WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION:

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  109. LibGuides Community Site - Use Menu Symbol to find libguides' subjects at over 4700 libraries worldwide!
  110. Public Library Listings (by state) - Via publiclibraries.com
  111. See INDEX for REFERENCES, ENGLISH, etc.
  112. Search the Internet using various engines and strategies listed in INDEX
    under HOW-TO GUIDES, and WEBTOOLS (for SPECIALIZED SEARCHING), etc.,
    e.g.-

    Note to educators:   Most "kidsafe" search engines can still access other search engines which are unfiltered and that restrict users under 18 - unless they are disabled in advance - See details on Webtools Page

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