Free Audio Literature for K-12!

March 13th, 2013 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, March 13, 2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

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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:

  • Adventure
  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Mystery
  • Nursery Rhyme
  • Poetry
  • Science Fiction
  • Tragedy
  • And More!

*Collections – Browse for literature by collections based on themes including:

  • African-American Literature
  • Books of Oz
  • Civil War
  • Dragons
  • Mathematics
  • Monsters
  • Princesses
  • Science
  • 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.


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