Since I’m linking up with one of my BBBs, the awesome lady Molly at Lucky to Be in First for her Fabulous Freebies on the 15th, I want to share with you something ELSE that’s fabulous AND free and see if I can’t turn this into a Five for Friday as well!
I was so excited to get my text this morning from SYNC YA Literature that their free summer audiobooks are starting this week! I’ve enjoyed these for the past two summers and I’m thrilled it’s back for this year. Each week, there are two free audiobook downloads. One is a classic title and the other is a new title! This week’s titles are The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Coffer and The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.
These audiobooks are FREE but for one week only! They do not expire, however, like books in a digital lending library, so if you download them during this week they are yours forever and you can listen whenever you like!
1. Simply download the OverDrive Media app through iTunes or whatever your mobile OS has.
2. Create an OverDrive account through the app.
3. Navigate your mobile browser to http://download.audiobooksync.com.
4. Choose the audiobook you want to download. You can come back and do the other after, too!
5. Enter your name and email address and click Download.
6. Touch the file and choose to open it in Overdrive.
BAM! Free audiobooks all summer! Check back each week for new ones. I actually like to download them to my iMac via the desktop console and then transfer them to my iPhone so that I have them forever.
Share this info with your students!!
Oh, and if you aren’t listening to audiobooks regularly, then you’re missin’ out. Just sayin’!
I haven’t uploaded any brand new freebies but wanted to share a couple with you from my store that can help you wrap up your year!
If you’ve read a class novel this year, then consider making a symbolism scrapbook. It’s such a powerful way to teach this difficult concept. Oh, and it’s a project that takes lots of time – and who doesn’t love one of those in May? You can easily adapt this concept to any novel and here’s a blog post I wrote when my students completed this.
Here’s another one of my favorite freebies!
In this fun activity, students read a series of interviews by people involved in this unusual situation, including the man who owned the zebra (illegally?), the lady who hit it with her car, the vet who treated it, and the tween who caught the whole thing on his cell phone camera. They’ll pull out only the most important facts to write a short yet informative newspaper article.
If you’re looking for something more comprehensive to finish out your school year, consider one of my 7-Hour Sub Plan Units for grades 3-4 or 5-6. It’s designed so that anyone could pick it up and implement it, including a sub or yourself, and includes enough engaging activities in ELA, math, science, and social studies to cover an entire day! Most teachers report that it spilled over into multiple days for them because the students were so involved.
And since it’s Friday, how would you like to win a set of sub plans? I’ll give 6 sets away this Sunday evening, so to win one, simply follow these instructions.
View this pin, and pin it to any board:
Comment below with the link to your pin AND your choice of sub plans! You must include which topic and grade level you’d like in order to be eligible since I’m giving away one of each of the 6! Choose from:
A Roller Coaster Day
A Zoo Day
A Dog Day
And choose Grades 3-4 or Grades 5-6.
You can also play via my Facebook page, but please don’t enter into both.
*UPDATE* OK, so Happy Thursday. And yes, I actually wrote this post today fully believing it was Friday. *sigh*