Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Listening Resources {Free Listening Library Sign}

One of my favorite literacy stations is listening.  In my room, students have several choice ways to listen to reading.  I have a CD player for group listening, 4 individual cd players, and a collection of books on CD.  I have a mixture of purchased CDs and ones I have recorded myself.  I whipped together a little sign for my "listening library" that matches my black and white polka-dot theme.

Grab it if you can use it! (Click the image to download for free.}

Here are a few books on cd you'll find in my room:

I also encourage my students to listen to reading on the computer.

Here are a few sites I have bookmarked for this purpose:

Heidi of Heidi Songs just posted a great resource of places to listen to e-books online.  Click the image to head to her blog post:

I was fortunate enough to receive several Leap Pad learning systems for my room a few years ago.  These are also available for my students to use during the listening component of our literacy stations.  I keep all the materials inside of the backpacks the kit came with.  That way, a child can pull a backpack off the shelf and have the pad, headphones, and a few book choices all in one location.

Over the last week I enjoyed a little sunshine (but mostly rain) at the beach.  I will leave you with a few pictures of my sweetpea.  She just could not get enough of the ocean!

Back to work officially on Monday!


  1. Thank you for sharing all of the free and kid-friendly websites, that will be helpful for my listening center. Since I work at an International school, I've asked a lot of parents to record themselves reading a book and send the recording/video to me so I can include it in the center for my students. A lot of times, my students don't get to see their parents during the week. Both the parents and students love this since it's another way for them to connect even though they may be thousands of miles a part.

    Andrea @ Cheers To School

  2. Andrea...what a great idea! Mrs. Lirette, thank you for the website information and also for the freebie! Much appreciated!

  3. I really love the listening center too! What kinds of CD players do you use? Mine always seem to break :(

    Stop by my blog if you have the chance :) I'm having a giveaway!

    Miss M
    The Fabulous First Grade

    1. I ordered a few from Amazon and they have lasted almost 2 years (used pretty much daily). Fingers crossed they work this year too! Here's the link:


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