Audiobooks are a great way for students to hear compelling stories, increase their vocabulary, and develop strong listening skills. At BUSD we strive to provide a variety of audiobook resources for all readers.
A partnership with the Berkeley Public Library allows BUSD students to access BPL's collections of audiobooks and ebooks without needing a library card.
All students can access Sora using their berkeley.net accounts.
Tales2Go offers over 7500 audiobook titles for students. All titles in their catalog are always available.
All BUSD students have personal accounts, accessed through their school, using their first and last name and the password "tales".
Audiobooks benefit every type of reader! Read more:
- 7 Ways Audiobooks Benefit Students Who Struggle with Reading from We Are Teachers
- Benefits of Audiobooks for All Readers from Reading Rockets
- How Audiobooks Can Help Engage Young Readers from BUSD's DigiTechTeach Blog
"Audiobooks ... help students engage in text and gain exposure to more words, ultimately improving vocabulary, comprehension and critical thinking skills."
from "We Are Teachers"