Audiobooks & Literacy

chalkboard Welcome to the audiobooks and literacy toolbox.

This page is chock full of useful materials for educators and librarians looking to expand their knowledge and their collections.

There is 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 libraries. Happy Listening!

pdf-iconGuys Listen (Administrators, Educators, Librarians, Parents)
Listening Library joins Jon Scieszka in his literacy initiative to motivate guys to become readers. Learn more on our website.

pdf-iconAudio Books & Gifted Students (Administrators, Educators, Librarians, Parents)
Statistics challenge the notion that the audiobook’s primary function is to boost reading achievement for struggling students. Read this article to learn how strong readers can benefit from audiobooks.

pdf-iconSummertime Listening (Administrators, Educators, Librarians, Parents)
From family car trips, to hours at the beach, to hiking in the mountains—audiobooks help those summer reading lists travel.

pdf-icon Why Listen? Using Audiobooks to Support Literacy (Administrators, Educators, Librarians, Parents)
School librarian Dr. Rose Brock explains how audiobooks develop literacy skills, the connection between reading and listening and how you can build and market a strong audiobook collection.