Listen Up This School Year

Hi Listeners,

Welcome to a brand new school year! With the whole year of learning, projects and excitement ahead of you, it's time to get your listening center ready and your Tales2go audiobooks subscription up and running.

Here's what you'll need for a listening center:

- A table or section of the classroom designated to listening
- Devices (Android, Apple, laptops, desktops, chromebooks)
- Headphones
- Paper, pencils or copies of graphic organizers
- A subscription to Tales2go

Almost everything you can do with a physical book, you can also do with audio books. When you get your listening station setup, check out these resources and titles.

1. I love the posters and anchor charts featured on this blog. They all align to Common Core and give you some great ideas for mini-lessons and reading strategies to teach.


2. This is a great graphic organizer for making inferences.infer

Use this with popular titles such as:

  • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
  • A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Do your students know their Tales2go ID and password to listen to reading at home? Check out our blog post about engaging with parents at home. You'll find a letter, login guide, video and labels to send home.

If you don't have a Tales2go audiobooks account yet, go to to find out how to get started today.

When you are ready to begin assigning listening at home, here are some ideas:

1. Send home a book log asking students to listen 20-30 minutes per day. You can list some titles for ideas, but let them choose!

2. Show students some series they can listen to just for fun. If they love the first one, you never know how many they will listen to!


characters and series Click on "Characters and Series" from the Tales2go homepage

Let us know if you have any questions or need additional resources. Enjoy your school year and don't forget to listen :)


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