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Audiobooks & Literacy Toolbox

Audiobooks and Literacy Toolbox

Fantastic resources & materials for teachers, librarians, and parents are yours at the click of the mouse on Listening Library / Books on Tape’s website: http://library.booksontape.com/audiobooksandliteracy.cfm. You’ll find

a wide selection of articles ranging from grant writing, to using audiobooks with English Language Learners, to increasing teen listening. Plus, the toolbox provides practical tips for using audiobooks in the classroom and marketing them in your library.

There’s a TON of printable PDFs ready for display or handouts, audio interviews, lists of themed selections, and more. If you are looking for a great way to energize a classroom, provide teachers with kid-ready content, or give your child a literacy boost, you’ll find plenty to explore. I contributed Turned on to Literature: Audiobooks and the Gifted Student, plus there’s Teri S. Lesesne’s The Next Battle Ground: Audiobooks and Censorship, the marvelous The Pleasure of an Culturally Authentic Listening Experience by Junko Yokota, and many more great resources. Even tons of freebies – scroll to the bottom of the page for the link. Kick off the new school quarter with a fresh new focus – listening to literature!

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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