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Excite Reading®

Brought to you by the Governor's Literacy Initiative, the New Jersey Legislature, and the New Jersey Department of Education

Great news! With the support of the New Jersey Department of Education, your district has been chosen to receive Excite Reading® at no cost through the Governor’s Literacy Initiative and IDEA Part B.

Excite Reading is brought to you by the same nonprofit team that supports you with the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution. Simply sign and return the invoice you received. 


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Aligns to New Jersey and CASEL standards with turnkey lesson plans


Excite Reading® is aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and uses evidence-based research to help children in grades PreK-2 develop reading comprehension, regardless of their reading level and prior literacy experiences at home. In addition, in support of New Jersey Department of Education’s commitment to social emotional development, Excite Reading® offers opportunities for schools to build social emotional-learning, skill development through CASEL standards alignment and identification in every lesson.


A read-aloud library for every student and family

The Excite Reading® library of authentic, human-narrated children’s books and time-saving lesson plans help schools:

  • Build high quality, language rich classrooms

  • Boost engagement with students and their families

  • Develop reading comprehension using cross-curricular text sets

  • Nurture SEL skills 

  • Promote equity through audio access for all students and their families

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. We’d love to tell you more.


Inspire a love of reading backed by cognitive research

Excite Reading® provides an engaging library of human-read children’s e-books with time-saving lessons that develop vocabulary and background knowledge for reading comprehension.

We have been successful in engaging students in independent reading in the class and at home. Many of our students speak a second language at home, and Excite Reading® gives them a rich library of text along with a native reader bringing the stories to life with intonation…Our students are eager to read and love the stories, and we know this is helping them with language and vocabulary acquisition

Jimmy Alvarez, Superintendent, Belmar Elementary School District, NJ


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SEL Guide

Developing Language Rich Learning Environments

Learning Ally’s Excite Reading® PreK-2 reading solution helps schools and school districts achieve their goal to build healthy student social-emotional competence and literacy for positive student outcomes.

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DEI Outline

Excite Reading® and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Excite Reading® and its diverse children’s books and thoughtful lesson plans help districts create an equitable and inclusive learning environment for PreK-2 students.

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Easily Implement Instruction to Increase Comprehension

A recent study shows that Modeling Comprehension like the read-aloud/thinkaloud lessons in Excite Reading® ranks in the top three language factors having a positive effect on young readers.