Stop the Summer Slide!

Okay educators, it's time to prepare your students to combat the "summer slide!" We all know that over the summer, students lose some of what they learned throughout the school year. Listening leads to oral language and literacy development.

The language your students hear on Tales2Go will help guide them to be prepared for the next grade level. By hearing spoken, sophisticated words in context, students will understand new vocabulary words and comprehend the text since listening comprehension outpaces reading comprehension until about age 13.

listening comprehension

We are doing a webinar series about summer listening, so some of these images are screen shots of our presentation. You can find the actual presentation here.

Rolling out student accounts at your school is really easy to do. With a building license on Tales2Go, you and your students have unlimited access for 365 days a year! We can send you a login guide and a letter that you can edit to fit your needs. Contact us to find out more information about student accounts.

implementing tales2go

Once your students have access at home, it's a great idea to send logs, activities and assignments home over the summer. Some schools require reading before entering the next grade level, does yours? Keep track of it here!

listening log

And here are some of our graphic organizers and reading responses. You can find even more to send home on our website or at

story map tales2go

Main Idea and Details CCSS Tales2Go Audio books

Here are some assignments and ideas you can send home with your students. Feel free to share more ideas in the "comments" section below.

summer ideas on tales2go

summer ideas on tales2go

As you can see, we recommend sending home a title list. You can find that in our Teachers Pay Teachers store. Here's the link. You'll find titles by grade level/age bands.

Lastly, a fun activity you can do with your students is a scavenger hunt or "tic-tac-toe" style exploring.


Happy listening! Let us know what we can help you with to get your students ready for the next school year!

Stephanie :)


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