Storyline Online is a great, free website where famous people do read-alouds! I have used this to "tame the chaos" at the end of the school day. Kids love listening to the stories, and it gives the teacher time to get all of that "end of the day" stuff done!
How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague After reading this wonderfully rhythmic story have students fill out the story map to see how much they know & then use it as a jump off point for them to write their own story adding bits that use their own imagination. When done they share & class guess what parts are true & what's made up.
Storyline Online: An online streaming video program featuring members of the Screen Actors Guild reading children's books. Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas. Readers include Betty White, Melissa Gilbert, Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Jason Alexander, Ernest Borgnine, James Earl Jones, Robert Guillaume, Tia & Tamara Mowry, and more!