Literacy

Power in a Personal Library

Power in a Personal Library

Read More Many of us involved in developing, maintaining, and spreading the word about AudiobookSYNC as an annual program for teen listeners are also big believers in libraries and their collections. Free access to a vast array of choices underwrites our--and teen--access to unbounded intellectual freedom.
Literacy for Civic Engagement

Literacy for Civic Engagement

Read More As teachers and librarians know, literacy is a lot more than reading: it's a whole suite of skills that allow the literate person to reach beyond what they know from personal experience, to discover information and ideas, and to use these to understand more and better about the world and themselves. Whether the literacy skills involve visual reading, listening reading, video observation, or critical evaluation of directions, being literate provides teens and adults with the ability to make social changes through civic engagement.
Conversation Can Help

Conversation Can Help

Read More Banned Books Week is a celebration of intellectual freedom, our right to read (including reading with our ears), with the annual publication of titles that have had to be defended against would-be censors. Ever wonder why so many books appearing on the annual Banned Books Week list were published for children and youth?
5 Ways Audiobooks Make Good Readers Better

5 Ways Audiobooks Make Good Readers Better

Read More By the time we're in our teens, we're expected to be able to read not only books but also complex directions, ingredient labels, news accounts, and more both fluently and with a good grasp of the content as well as how that content might be meaningful. Reading is a part of every high school course, including mathematics, art, and vocational track programs. Teens who read with facility, however, may have fallen into the habit of speed reading or skimming, neglecting nuances that are, in fact, important to comprehension of the text in full. Listening to audiobooks--at the speed each was intended to be played--can help good readers become better critical thinkers, empathizers, and engaged citizens. Here's why and how:
Listening in August

Listening in August

Read More Today's the last day to respond to our survey. While we await the final submissions and work through them all, we've asked you on various social media channels to share what's in your headphones right now.
What Do You Say?

What Do You Say?

Read More Thanks to all of you SYNC listeners who have already sent back our annual program survey! We use these results annually to build a better and more satisfying program of free audiobooks for the next summer.
Audiobook Group Discussion Guide [Week 10]

Audiobook Group Discussion Guide [Week 10]

Read More Each summer, the AudiobookSYNC program offers a library of downloadable audiobooks for teens to keep. The selections change each week and free downloading is limited to the week each title is featured. The free audiobooks are presented in pairs, sharing a theme.
Explorations, not prescriptions

Explorations, not prescriptions

Read More Have you introduced teens or adults to how to make good use of reviews as media consumers? Reading reviews is an excellent way to open our consideration beyond what seems to be advertised on every screen we open. Learning about the medium in general, as well as a specific title, can also happen in our review reading.
Tips, Tools, and Training

Tips, Tools, and Training

Read More We're excited to see so much enthusiasm in social media from AudiobookSYNC veterans who know just how they are planning to make use of the 2016 program locally. To help those of you who are newer to it, this post offers several places where you can find help or inspiration.
Load More

Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us!

A member of our staff will be in touch soon.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×