Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Online Collection of Audio Books Grades K-12

Lit 2 Go is a website developed by the Florida Educational Technology Clearinghouse. It contains a collection of audio books all posted in MP3 format. The site allows you to search by Author, Title, Reading Level and Subject. If you have Itunes installed on your computer you can download the Audio book directly into it. Many of the books have the chapters broken up into individual file.

An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

You can:

  • Download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the go

  • Listen to the Mp3 files on your computer

  • View the text on a web page and read along as you listen

  • Print out the stories and poems to make your own book

Educational Uses

  • Audio books can be setup as a listening center

  • Links to the books can be posted on a teachers website for students to download and listen to at home.

  • By providing multiple sources for students you are supporting the Universal Design for Learning framework.

  • Students can use excerpts from the books for digital stories such as:

    • Audio or video book reviews

    • Mock interviews of book characters

    • Podcasts

  • Audio Snippets can be incorporated to any class instructional activity. They can be uploaded to Smartboard lessons, PowerPoints, or Glogs.

  • The audio tracks can be trimmed and modified using Audacity and then used in lessons and projects


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