We Give Thanks

This and other news from Tales2Go...

Thank You, Jennifer Sheets!

Jennifer Sheets is a teacher at East Elementary School in Tillamook, OR. East Elementary is a Title I school, and Ms. Sheets is a 4th grade teacher with 31 students, seven of whom are ELL students (Spanish is their native language), 5 have learning disabilities and 8-10 others receive extra reading interventions. She wrote the following in a letter to us detailing the benefits of using Tales2Go with her students.

"It has been an amazing pleasure to see my reluctant readers become more enthusiastic towards reading to the extent of even asking to stay in at recess, just so they can finish listening to their book on Tales2Go. Being able to provide these students the ability to practice reading skills in an engaging way is important in helping them build their foundation for reading, writing and language acquisition. Some of the beneficial aspects of the program include:

  • Introduce students to high interest books above their reading level
  • Model good interpretive reading and provide a model of good reading
  • Teach critical listening
  • Introduce new genres that students might not otherwise consider
  • Introduce new vocabulary

Overall, all of these are proven by research to show how crucial it is to have audio books accessible to students."

Reach out to us if you'd like a copy of her letter.

New CCSS Lesson Plans (Grades 4-6)

We've just added the final batch of new Common Core State Standard lesson plans for grades 4-6. Have a look.

Please visit us at these upcoming conferences

  • Texas Library Association, San Antonio, TX (April 8-11)
  • 41st Annual Head Start Conference, Long Beach, CA (April 28 - May 2)
  • IRA, New Orleans (May 10-12)
  • ISTE, Atlanta, GA (June 28 - July 1)

New Titles This Month

Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero (Blackstone Audio)

Tales of the Alhambra: Tales and Sketches of the Moors and Spaniards (Blackstone Audio)

The American Revolution: 1763-1783 (AudioGO)

The French and Indian War: 1660-1763 (AudioGO)

Seaman: The Dog Who Explored the West with Lewis and Clark (AudioGO)

The Lighthouse Keepers (Book 3: The Lighthouse Trilogy) (Blackstone Audio)

Saint Patrick: Pioneer Missionary to Ireland (Blackstone Audio)

The Lighthouse Land (Book 1: The Lighthouse Trilogy) (Blackstone Audio)

Odyssey: The Story of Odysseus (Blackstone Audio)

Iliad: The Story of Odysseus (Blackstone Audio)

The War of the Worlds (Blackstone Audio)

This Side of Paradise (Blackstone Audio)

Romeo and Juliet (Blackstone Audio)

David Copperfield (Blackstone Audio)

Tarzan of the Apes (Blackstone Audio)

The Lost World (Blackstone Audio)

Zadig (Blackstone Audio)

Candide (Blackstone Audio)

The Civil War (Blackstone Audio)

The Golden Road (Blackstone Audio)

A Tale of Two Cities (Blackstone Audio)

The Gilded Age (Blackstone Audio)

Old Goriot (Blackstone Audio)

Lord Jim (Blackstone Audio)

The Outside of a Horse (Blackstone Audio)

The Story of Mankind (Blackstone Audio)

The Man in the Iron Mask (Blackstone Audio)

Ulysses (Blackstone Audio)

Wuthering Heights (Blackstone Audio)

Hurt Go Happy (Blackstone Audio)

White Fang Blackstone Audio

Howards End (Blackstone Audio)

Uncle Tom's Cabin Blackstone Audio

The Lighthouse War (Book 2: The Lighthouse Trilogy) (Blackstone Audio)

The Age of Innocence (Blackstone Audio)

The Shadow-Line (Blackstone Audio)

Moll Flanders (Blackstone Audio)

The Jungle (The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas) (Blackstone Audio)

The Invisible Man (Blackstone Audio)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Blackstone Audio)

King Solomon's Mines (Blackstone Audio)

The Time Machine (Blackstone Audio)

Treasure Island (Blackstone Audio)

Allan Quatermain (Sequel to King Solomon's Mines) (Blackstone Audio)

Dracula (Blackstone Audio)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Blackstone Audio)

Mission Unstoppable: The Genius Files (Blackstone Audio)

O Pioneers! (Blackstone Audio)

Pride and Prejudice (Blackstone Audio)

Emma (Blackstone Audio)

The Big Rock Candy Mountain (Blackstone Audio)

Ben-Hur (Blackstone Audio)

The Prince and the Pauper (Blackstone Audio)

Joan of Arc (Blackstone Audio)

Kidnapped (Blackstone Audio)

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome (Peachtree Publishers)