Dear Parents ,
I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you. For the 2019-2020 school year, our district has been selected to participate in a new program with Audible, the world’s largest producer and distributor of audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment.
As part of the program, participating students 13 years of age or older as of September 1, 2019 (and their ELA teachers) will receive an Audible account providing free access to a collection of 80 titles commonly used in grade 8-12 curricula. Many of these titles will be offered with Captions, a feature enabling students to follow-along with a few lines of computer-generated text as they listen to the audio performance as well as click on words to see definitions, Wikipedia entries, and translations into over twenty languages. Students will be able to access their accounts in school or at their home via their personal smartphone.
In addition to the School Collection, students will receive 12 credits (also free) which can be used to download 12 titles that they desire from the Audible catalog of over 450,000 titles. This will provide the opportunity to pursue topics and genres of interest to your student, beyond classroom curricula.
To enable your student to participate in this exciting new initiative, you’ll just need to sign and return the parental consent form you’ll be receiving shortly.
As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Final Due Date : September 23, 2019 to your child’s ELA teacher.