Hi! It’s Wednesday, March 13, 2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12)
The University of South Florida provides this extensive collection of free audio books to help teachers of grades K-12, present literature in the classroom. Each audio book includes a reading level based on the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level index.
As explained at the website, “The Flesch-Kincaid formula considers the average number of words per sentence, average sentence length, and the average number of syllables per word within a given passage in order to estimate the complexity of the text. The formula then converts that complexity level into a score that roughly equates with a grade level (K-12) in the United States.”
When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction, some featured audio books, and a menu where you can browse for audio literature by:
*Author – Search for books by your favorite authors, in alphabetical order from Aesop to Walt Whitman.
*Book Title – Explore the alphabetical index for literature from the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain to Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
*Genres – Find literature based on preferred genres including:
- Historical Fiction
- Nursery Rhyme
- Science Fiction
- And More!
*Collections – Browse for literature by collections based on themes including:
- African-American Literature
- Books of Oz
- Civil War
- Sherlock Holmes
- And more!
*Readability – Search for Literature based on the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level from K-12.
Just click on a title of interest and a new page opens where you can find more information and the MP3 download links.