Tales2Go in the Midwest

Kevin Cleary Joins the Tales2Go Team based in Chicago


Hello Educators!

As a previous classroom teacher, I am very excited to join the Tales2Go team and help thousands of students achieve above and beyond their reading level. I am the new Tales2Go Midwest Sales Specialist (living in Chicago) serving the communities in IL, IN, IA, MN, and WI. With 2 young children of my own, I know how important it is for them to be able to achieve their reading potential. My wife and I make it a habit to read to them every single night before going to bed. Since joining the T2G team, we have now incorporated listening to stories into our daily routine and have already noticed a big improvement in our oldest child’s vocabulary.

As you already know, with our educational transition to the Common Core State Standards, it is imperative that students master listening skills to enhance vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing skills. Introducing Tales2Go audiobooks into your literacy rotation and/or having your students listen to stories 60 minutes each week, will increase their test scores.....we have the data to prove it!

Over the coming weeks, I look forward to speaking with each of you on how you have, or plan to, implement Tales2Go into your curriculum, library and/or classroom. If you need anything, including a FREE trial of the T2G service, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Finally, feel free to check out our Tales2Go Challenge. Sign up an individual classroom by December 31, and get a classroom license good thru May 16, including take-home licenses for each student. If Tales2Go does not help you increase your reading scores, we'll give you your money back.

Have a great day!

Kevin Cleary

About Tales2Go

Tales2Go is a Netflix­‐like service that streams thousands of name-brand audio book titles from leading publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond. The company has innovated on both the delivery and business model of distributing audio books to schools. Adding a listening component to reading instruction raises reading scores, which is why audio books have been used in classrooms for decades. Proficient reading is the product of listening comprehension (i.e. fluency and vocabulary) and decoding skills. In fact, the Common Core Standards put special emphasis on developing listening skills within K-5 literacy and established reading methods such as The Daily 5 use audio books as part of their program.