Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Listening to Learn: Audiobooks Supporting Literacy

Cover of Listening to Learn

In this book, librarians Grover and Hannegan show how audiobooks present excellent opportunities to engage the attention of young people while also advancing literacy. Drawing on decades of experience and research, they connect audiobooks with K-12 curricula, demonstrating how the format can support national learning standards and literacy skills. Complete with a research bibliography and resource guide, the book

  • Presents a concise history of the audiobook, with commentary from experts in the field
  • Shows librarians how to harness their library’s audiobook collection and practice effective collection development
  • Includes thematic lists of quality titles and suggested group listening activities, ready for use in the classroom by teachers
  • Helps parents use audiobooks as an incentive to read and encourage skill development

Listening to Learn (2012) ensures that librarians, educators, and parents can make audiobooks a major component of literacy advancement.  Available for purchase through the American Library Association.

Posted on March 11, 2012
Updated on: November 28, 2018