FREE Electronic books and podcasts

Getting lost in Pinterest is one of my favorite past times.  It is like going on a treasure hunt.  I am always finding new treasures.  I thought I share a few of my latest treasures that are also free with you so you can enjoy them, too.

Some of the teachers who have purchased my Magazines and More packet asked for ideas for free or inexpensive magazines.  The packet includes a note asking for donations from parents.  I also have good luck at thrift stores and used book stores.  Below are links to sites with articles so you can add a tech connection.

The Smithsonian Institute has a site called Tween Tribune that is a great place to find articles about current events.  You can search for articles by topics or Lexile levels.  Articles are written for students K-12th grade.

Youngzine is another site that is a great place to find articles.  Topics are organized by:
  • World News
  • Science & Tech
  • Our Earth
  • Society & Tech
  • Our Earth
  • Society & Arts
  • U Write
  • Play Zine
  • Classroom - which has suggestions for teachers

Learn Out Loud has a collection of Aesop's fables that is available through iTunes as a podcast.  

There is also a collection of famous speeches available on Learn Out Loud.  You will want to bookmark this for your social studies lessons.  Perfect addition to your Presidents Day and Martin Luther King Jr. units.

Are you planning an author study?  Check out the Robert Munsch site.  His site has free recordings of his books, read by the author himself!  How great is that?!!! 

I love the story called Moose.  Be sure and read about the story behind the story that is listed with each recording.  Your students would enjoy hearing about the life of an author.  

This site has Eric Carle books nicely organized and available with just a click.

New Hampshire Public Television has a collection of Caldecott/Newberry literature videos that your students will enjoy.  Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Where the Wild Things Are, and Strega Nona are my favorites.

Looking for informational text / non-fiction lessons?  National Geographics has a large collection of Young Explorer magazines that students can listen and read online.

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1 comment

Ms. Tina Petrick said...

What a wonderful collection of links! I've bookmarked this page. Thanks, Tina