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Uses of Book Readings for ELL Educators & Students

Show book readings that have captions so students can listen and read along,

for example …

watch now Storyline Online video performances, including
Harry the Dirty Dog

watch now Toon Book animated comics,
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No

Enable students to practice their listening comprehension by playing brief, repeatable audio performances,

for example …

listen now to
Esperanza Rising

listen now to
Of Mice and Men

What is a Book Reading?

  • A Book Reading is an audio recording of a book being read aloud
  • Most Book Readings are 2-3 minute excerpts; others are full-length resources that allow you to hear the entire story.
  • Some Book Readings include animations, videos, and/or captions.
  • Meet-the-Author Book Readings are produced by directly with the author or illustrator, who gives the story-behind-the-story before reading or describing a portion of the book.

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