Listen Up!

Surround students with spoken sophisticated vocabulary

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Children must be good listeners before they can become great students.

Tales2Go believes every student can achieve academic success through repeated exposure to sophisticated words, spoken fluently and in context. Yet most students do not have such an exposure, which is the root cause of the word gap.

Students need to be good listeners in order to become good readers, which is why State standards elevate listening to a skill equivalent to reading, writing and speaking. In fact, the new Smarter Balanced assessments include a listening component tied to specific grade-level listening standards.

Tales2Go breaks new ground on making it easier to add a listening component to reading instruction - both in the classroom and at home. We give educators and students instant, unlimited and simultaneous access to thousands of name-brand audio books from leading publishers on any desktop, laptop and most mobile devices. The catalog spans Pre K through 8th grade, fiction and nonfiction, and even Spanish language titles.

Tales2Go is in use in leading schools and districts around the country, including schools in Broward County (FL), Los Angeles (CA), and Berkeley (CA).

We'd love to start a conversation with you or someone on your staff. At just $3.00 per student per year for a building license (minimum of $600), including use over the summer, we think Tales2Go is a cost-effective way to increase student vocabulary acquisition and retention, which is a critical component of reading proficiency. Please feel free to email us to set up a webinar or learn more.