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Listen to Passages « English Listening. CNN Student News. Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English. Listen to Stories. Black History Month. February is Black History Month, a time when communities and schools give special attention to learning about the contributions and history of African Americans.

Black History Month

We've gathered some great resources you can share with students in February — and throughout the year. Writers, illustrators, and storytellers Video interviews with children's book authors and illustrators Watch Reading Rockets' interviews with celebrated African American children's book authors and illustrators, and children's literature historian, Leonard Marcus, who talks about the history of multicultural children's books in the U.S. from the 1960s onward. Watch the full interviews with these award-winning authors and illustrators: Celebrating Black History Month with Poetry On her Poetry for Children website, Sylvia Vardell showcases wonderful poetry created by African American poets who write for young people, including Marilyn Nelson, Nikki Giovanni, Carole Boston Weatherford, Nikki Grimes, Ashley Bryan, Charles R. Act!vated folk tales for reading out loud. Here are stories for you to read aloud.

Act!vated folk tales for reading out loud

These stories have been adapted from some of the stories that were performed on stage. Grab a friend and check out a book to read right here on your computer. Read Stories Online Davy Crockett the man and the legend (You decide where to put the animals on your screen as you read.) Orpheus a Greek Myth. Vasalisa and Baba Yaga The Russian Cinderella faces the nasty ole ogre Baba Yaga. Simple Ivan a simpleton story from Russia - with suggestions for acting it out. Follow the Buzz - A story from Japan, also known as "The Bee and the Dream" told in the narrative style of "Unfortunate Events". Toyama no Kin-san - A "Robin Hood" story we learned during our trip to Japan. Are you in the mood for a ghost story? Read along with the Act! Read along as you listen to the story. The Princess who Couldn't Laugh: classic story from Norway about a princess who was very charming except that she had no sense of humor.

Best Free Audio Books Online. April 2, 2009 LearnOutLoud invites you jump in and listen to 50 of the best free audiobook downloads available online.

Best Free Audio Books Online

For years now we've featured a Free Audio Book every Friday as part of our Free Resource of the Day Emails. From these emails, we've pulled out 50 of our favorites, including ancient classics, Shakespearean drama, key European & Russian novels, important political documents, poetry introductions, and the finest American literature. Whether you are a student or life-long learner, this selection covers just about everyone from Homer to Jane Austen, to Mark Twain and even an appearance by Sherlock Holmes! Click the titles below to get started on your free literary audiobook journey: 1. This edition of Mark Twain's great American novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the top free audio books on the internet. 2. Listen to one of the all-time great works of American literature: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 3. 4.

Free Audiobooks and eBooks - Librophile. Michael Morpurgo. Act!vated folk tales for reading out loud. Intermediate. Audio Podcasts - The 8 Best Free Podcasts to Download. ICDL - International Children's Digital Library. ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English. SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language.

ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English

The exercises below use movie clips to help you to better understand spoken English. Here's what you do: Click on the video you want to watch below.Watch the video, and pay attention to it! (You can pause and rewind the video.)Answer the listening comprehension questions below the video.Check your answers. By watching these videos you will: a) Learn real English vocabulary, as spoken by real native speakers. B) Practice and improve your listening skills and comprehension skills c) Learn proper pronunciation d) Learn useful English language expressions as well as phrases for conversation e) Feel that learning English can be fun!

NOTE: All of these videos are protected by copyright. The Selfish Giant (Oscar Wilde) –[Multimedia-English videos] One of most beautiful and famous fairy tales by Oscar Wild.

The Selfish Giant (Oscar Wilde) –[Multimedia-English videos]

The story of a grumpy selfish giant and a little boy who teaches him about a happy life and an eternal spring. An inspirational story to make you think about how you are running your life. If you want to see it with subtitles, make sure you activate YouTube subtitles on the video. Every afternoon as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the giant's garden. It was a large lovely garden, with soft green grass. . + Official - Cool. National Geographic Young Explorer (Student Magazine) - January 2013.