Read Alouds: Free Audio Stories for Children
Light Up Your Brain - Free downloadable MP3s that will play on virtually any audio device. List of the audio stories that we’ve created especially for you, with the words to follow. Click on the story title to visit that story’s page, where you can read along and download the audio file.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy – English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Literature » K-5
Can cover all CCSS ESL standards so that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.2 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.