Listening Books now offers over 100 curriculum based audiobooks direct to all London Grid for Learning schools. All teachers in all London schools as well as students in London special schools who are LGfL users can now access these audiobooks with their LGfL username and password. This is a fantastically convenient way of accessing our audiobooks as you won't need to download any software or remember any additional passwords!
To access these audiobooks now, click on the image below:
You will then need to enter your LGfL username and password and this will bring you straight through to the Listening Books library. All of the titles here are available to stream 24 hours a day. Just click this symbol
Listening Books is a charity providing a service for people with print impairments. As such, our audiobooks can only be used with children and young people who struggle to read books in the usual way due to an illness, disability or learning difficulty. Children with special educational needs such as dyslexia often find ‘decoding’ words can be a barrier that gets in the way of their understanding and enjoyment of a text. They can end up feeling left behind, dejected and lacking in confidence. Audiobooks remove these barriers by replacing the written word with a spoken voice, enabling pupils to visualise a story and glean meaning from the words. Reading along with the audio can help with word recognition and reading speed while being able to keep up with peers can have a visible impact on self-esteem. Many children are encouraged to read independently as a result of their new-found confidence. Audiobooks are a great way of ensuring that those with reading difficulties also benefit from the improved comprehension, writing, language and vocabulary skills that books can bring.
There are some great titles to support pupils from Key Stage 2 to A-Level available through LGfL including GCSE English Of Mice and Men: the Text Guide, Killer Exam Tips for Biology and At Home in World War 2: Propaganda by Stewart Ross, as well as lots of fantastic fiction titles including Face by Benjamin Zephaniah, Matilda by Roald Dahl and The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson. All of these titles can be played to a group of students straight from a PC or laptop or else pupils can listen individually through headphones.
These titles are only a selection of what Listening Books has to offer. Schools can access our full library of over 6000 audiobooks through a membership subscription. To find out more, please visit http://www.listening-books.org.uk/why-join.aspx.
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