The University of South Florida offers a reading treasure trove for an educator — free audios of many popular stories and poems. They describe Lit2Go like this:. They want to “support literacy by providing access to recordings of historically and culturally significant literature.”
Many of the audios are accompanied by the literature, so your student can read along with the recording.
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in audiobook (mp3) format. You can:
- Download the files to your phone or other player and listen on the go
- Listen to the files on your computer
- View the text on a webpage and read along as you listen
- Print out the stories and poems to make your own book.
You can browse Lit2Go by “authors, books, genres, collections or readibility.” Browsing through the Lit2Go archives by author, I found some of our favorites such as Jane Austen, Thornton W. Burgess, and good old Abraham Lincoln. Browsing by book title, I found such gems as The Merchant of Venice and “Hickory, Dickory, Dock” and even some that just make me curious as to whether my students would consider them gems or not, like Philosophy and Fun of Algebra.
You may also search the database by reading level, K-12. The results will show how long the audio is, and how many words are in the passage (or book, poem, etc.).
Visit Lit2Go to listen to the free audiobooks of classics.
Christina S. says
Wow! I can’t want to check this one out for my teen. 🙂
I am really excited about the free mp3 lectures on Lincoln and Churchill. What a great find. Thanks so much
wow, thanks for this link ! being able to download and listen to all this books is great ! (now, i’ll have to charge the MP3 player batteries for the car !)
Lori Seaborg says
That's awesome! Thanks for the feedback.
This is wonderful Lori, my 10 year old has taken over my Ipod and loves to have new things to listen to. I am thrilled to have her listening and gaining so many great ideas from classics. Thanks so much for your work
Lori Seaborg says
Great kid you have there, Wendy! Thanks for taking the time to come by.