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Welcome to Lit2Go ETC

Welcome to Lit2Go ETC | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

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Audio and text, out of copyright titles (Huckleberry Finn and the Wizard of Oz ...)

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Public domain eBooks: U Adelaide

ChronologyClassical AntiquityEpic PoetryThe Greek DramatistsMiddle AgesThe RenaissanceThe EnlightenmentRomanticismThe Gothic NovelVictorian LiteratureRealism, Naturalism and SymbolismThe Age of Uncertainty


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Marie-Hélène Fasquel's curator insight, July 20, 2015 9:09 AM

Excellent source of free ebooks

Shona Whyte's curator insight, September 12, 2015 3:00 AM

Also classified by genre, national origin, and some reading lists for those who like to tick things off.

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Dramatized Science Fiction Stories: Mind Webs

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We here at Open Culture believe that, as far as science-fiction delivery systems go, you can't do much better than radio drama.
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88 hours of audio, free to download

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Free, High-Quality AudioBooks of Classic Literature on Spotify

Free, High-Quality AudioBooks of Classic Literature on Spotify | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Where music goes, technologically speaking, audio books soon follow. We've had audio books on vinyl LP, on cassette tape, on CD, and on MP3, just like we've had music.
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Listening resources for learning and teachers

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How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1

In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critica...
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Nice justification of literature, liberal arts, pitched beautifully for anglophone teens, but just about right for undergrad second language speakers, IMO.

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Eion_D's curator insight, March 30, 2014 6:44 AM

Hopefully more engaging than the last post, John Green has created a series of Crash Course videos based around Literature. This is the first, it links in to our discussions about thinking critically, and why it's so important to be able to delve deeper. Finding meaning, creating an analysis of a text shouldn’t be a nightmare; it should give you the opportunity to view the world differently. So with that in mind, and having watched the video, I want you to sit down and have a think about the text Romeo & Juliet, before answering these two questions:

            Using the comments section, create for me, a list of the things you have learnt from the play. It's pretty simple, just a list of information, literary concepts, feelings or understandings you have gained from reading the play. Why? Because reflecting on what we've learnt from a text will help us move forward in understanding ourselves and how we can communicate those changes with others. By doing it together, with everyone's input, we can create a storyboard of our learned experiences as a group.

            Pick a character from the play (this exercise may help, if you're struggling to build the above list). Choose the character you thought you would most hate. Tell me why you thought they would be loathsome. And then as clearly and concisely as you can, explain why you were surprised that you didn't hate them at all. What experiences changed your mind? Were they persuasive speakers? Did their actions redeem themselves in your eyes? What emotion, or lived experience caused you to empathise with them, despite how much you wanted to hate them?

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Free Audio: 46 Minute Reading from Dave Eggers’ New Novel, The Circle

Free Audio: 46 Minute Reading from Dave Eggers’ New Novel, The Circle | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, has a new book coming out in early October, The Circle, a novel about 'a young woman who goes to work at an omnipotent technology company and gets sucked into a corporate culture...
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450 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

450 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.


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An Animated Introduction to Virginia Woolf

It’s a pity writer Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) drowned herself before the advent of the Internet.
Industrialization did not phase her.
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10 minutes on her life and work, also links to other sources of literature and literary criticism on the web.

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The best podcasts for stories, fiction and poetry

The best podcasts for stories, fiction and poetry | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
The best story and poetry podcasts including short stories, readings of fiction and real-life dramas, selected and updated by Pete Naughton
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Pete Naughton of the Telegraph has these podcast recommendations. Suitable for higher level adult learners, on a variety of literary topics

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poetryarchive.org

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City lilacs In crack-haunted alleys, overhangs, plots of sour earth that pass for gardens, in the space between wall and wheelie bin, where men with mobiles make urgent conversation, where bare-legged girls shiver in April winds, where a new mother stands on her doorstep and blinks at the brightness of morning, so suddenly born - in all these places the city lilacs are pushing their cones of blossom into the spring to be taken by the warm wind.
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Resources for listening to poetry

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, March 9, 2015 9:51 AM

Listen to poety and read along.  Use it for shadow-reading, to practice intonation, or to pick up vocabulary of a literary nature

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Download 55 Free Online Literature Courses: From Dante and Milton to Kerouac and Tolkien

Download 55 Free Online Literature Courses: From Dante and Milton to Kerouac and Tolkien | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Here at Open Culture, we don't just feature education in your recommended daily servings of culturally wide-ranging video, audio, text, and image — we also feature it in a form that goes deep: whole courses you can download to your computer or mobile device of choice and experience at your own pace.
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Glossary of Poetic Terms : The Poetry Foundation

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Learn how to read poems and poetry with the Learning Lab's annotated poems, discussion questions, poetics essays and teaching resources. Find new children's authors. Take a literature themed tour of Chicago or Washington DC.
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Storytelling tools for ESL students #1 Storybird

Storytelling tools for ESL students #1 Storybird | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

I believe storytelling is a very powerful teaching resource for young learners. They feel comfortable with it, and when they read or listen to a story they stop caring about “understanding every single word" of it.

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Steve Button's curator insight, February 25, 2015 1:53 PM

I haven't tried this, but it could be interesting. Any comments?

Stephanie Scarce's curator insight, March 28, 2015 1:42 PM

reading

Ruby Kupsho's curator insight, August 4, 2015 9:34 PM

Great supplement for ESL students!