Reading activities for early learners.

Captivate your early learners with these 54 nonfiction read-along books. Listen and Read activities tell the story through words, images, and sound. You can use these online activities in a variety of ways, from one-on-one instruction using a computer or tablet to class instruction on an interactive whiteboard.

Listen and Read

Veterinarian

Level A, Community Club

Discover, through the words, images, and audio of this engaging read-aloud, how a veterinarian cares for animals large and small.

Pediatrician

Level A, Community Club

Listen and read along as a pediatrician describes how she takes care of children in this interactive book for early learners.

Librarian

Level A, Community Club

Librarians love to read, too, as early learners will find out in this read-along book about life at the library.

Utility Worker

Level A, Community Club

Follow along with images and sounds as a utility worker climbs down into manholes and up high on electric poles in this exciting read-aloud book.

Pizza Maker

Level A, Community Club

Dough, sauce, and cheese combine to make a delicious pizza pie in this fun early-learner read-aloud about being a pizza maker.

Firefighter

Level A, Community Club

What happens when the fire alarm rings? Early readers will follow along with images and audio as a firefighter races to work.

Mayor

Level A, Community Club

What’s it like to be a mayor? Early learners will discover how the job gets done as they listen and read along to a Hawaiian mayor’s story.

Police Officer

Level A, Community Club

A police officer’s most important duty is keeping people safe, as early readers will learn through the words, images, and audio in this interactive book.

Animals

Animals on the Move

Level A, Animals

Jump like a frog, flap your arms like a bird, and move like a fish — while learning words like swim, jump, and caterpillar — in this energizing read-aloud.

Arctic Foxes: Secrets of Survival

Level A, Animals

Find out how Arctic foxes flourish in a land where few animals survive with an audio article that includes photos of foxes and their cubs.

Arctic Foxes: Secrets of Survival

Level B, Animals

Find out how Arctic foxes flourish in a land where few animals survive with an audio article that includes photos of foxes and their cubs.

Hello Baby Panda!

Level A, Animals

Most pandas live in China, but young readers will visit a baby panda born right here in the United States in this audio article with photographs.

Hello Baby Panda!

Level B, Animals

Most pandas live in China, but young readers can visit a baby panda born right here in the United States in this audio article with photographs.

Where Are Bears?

Level B, Animals

Go from the rainforest to the mountains to visit bears in their natural habitats — and learn how they survive the winter — in a read-aloud for early learners.

Bringing Back Bald Eagles

Level B, Animals

When bald eagles became endangered by pollution and other problems, people thought up ways to help them. Learn about some of the solutions in this read-aloud.

Don't Be Scared of Bats!

Level B, Animals

Discover why bats are so helpful and amazing — and not at all scary — in this read-aloud that includes words like fruit, groom, harmful, and nocturnal.

Frogs of the World!

Level A, Animals

The Mexican dumpy frog, the blue poison frog, the Vietnamese mossy frog, and the African bullfrog all come to life in this article with audio for early readers.

Frogs of the World!

Level B, Animals

Meet the Mexican dumpy frog, the blue poison frog, the Vietnamese mossy frog, and the African bullfrog in this article with audio.

How Alligators Grow Up

Level A, Animals

Find out what it's like to grow up as an alligator.

How Alligators Grow Up

Level B, Animals

Find out what it's like to grow up as an alligator.

A Joey Grows Up

Level A, Animals

Follow along as a tiny, pink baby kangaroo — or joey — grows up into an active yearling and leaves its mother's pouch for good in this engaging read-aloud.

Insect World Records

Level A, Animals

Take a look at world-record-setting insects like the cicada, the stick insect, the harvest ant, and the rhinoceros beetle in this fascinating read-aloud.

Insect World Records

Level B, Animals

Take a look at world-record-setting insects like the cicada, the stick insect, the harvest ant, and the rhinoceros beetle in this fascinating read-aloud.

Night Animal Noises

Level A, Animals

Which animals can you listen to at night? Can you hear the owl, opossum, frog, and cricket? Here, young students will read and listen for words such as sky, pond, and leaf.

Nocturnal Animal Noises

Level B, Animals

Which animals can you listen to at night? Can you hear the owl, frog, and cricket? Here, students will read and listen for words including raccoon, opossum, and cricket.

Snow Monkeys

Level A, Animals

Travel to Japan to see how snow monkeys live — and how they got their name — in this playful read-aloud featuring the words monkeys, snowballs, cuddle, and bath.

Snow Monkeys

Level B, Animals

Travel to Japan to see how snow monkeys live — and how they got their name — in this playful read-aloud featuring the words monkeys, climate, snowball, and cuddle.

Strangest Night Animals

Level B, Animals

Meet these strange nocturnall animals that come out at night. They live in the ocean, in trees, and in the desert.

Panda Helpers

Level B, Animals

A lot of love goes into raising a panda cub at the zoo. Find out how zookeepers, doctors, gardeners, and, most of all, the panda's mom take care of a baby panda.

Science

Look into a Tide Pool

Level A, Science

What are tide pools and what kinds of animals live in them? Discover the world of anemones, hermit crabs, and a host of other animals in this audio article.

What Happens in a Tide Pool?

Level B, Science

What are tide pools and what kinds of animals live in them? Discover when you read and listen to this article that features words including anemones, camouflage, tentacles, and shallow.

Whatever the Weather

Level B, Science

What's weather like around the world? Take a look at how people deal with the weather in a range of climates from the desert, to the rainforest, to near an icy lake.

A Weather Watcher Answers Questions

Level A, Science

Go behind the scenes with weather watchers in this fascinating read-aloud to discover what they do, what tools they use, and how they help people every day.

A Meteorologist Answers Questions

Level B, Science

Go behind the scenes with meteorologists in this fascinating read-aloud to discover what they do, what tools they use, and how they help people every day.

Environmental Studies

Look into a Tide Pool

Level A, Environment

What are tide pools and what kinds of animals live in them? Discover the world of anemones, hermit crabs, and a host of other animals in this audio article.

What Happens in a Tide Pool?

Level B, Environment

What are tide pools and what kinds of animals live in them? Discover when you read and listen to this article that features words including anemones, camouflage, tentacles, and shallow..

Whatever the Weather

Level B, Environment

What's weather like around the world? Take a look at how people deal with the weather in a range of climates from the desert, to the rainforest, to near an icy lake.

A Weather Watcher Answers Questions

Level A, Environment

Go behind the scenes with weather watchers in this fascinating read-aloud to discover what they do, what tools they use, and how they help people every day.

A Meteorologist Answers Questions

Level B, Environment

Go behind the scenes with meteorologists in this fascinating read-aloud to discover what they do, what tools they use, and how they help people every day.

Earth Day Celebrations!

Level A, Environment

From South Korea to Costa Rica, celebrate Earth Day all around the world in this environmental read-aloud that features words like earth, saplings, breathe, and drawings.

Earth Day Celebrations!

Level B, Environment

From South Korea to Costa Rica, celebrate Earth Day all around the world in this environmental read-aloud that features words like parade, trees, drums, and recycling.

They Made a Giant Caterpillar!

Level A, Environment

See how one New York grade school made a multicolored giant caterpillar from all different kinds of recycled bottles in this article with audio and photographs.

Kids Did It!

Level B, Environment

From making a giant caterpillar out of trash to growing vegetables, see what students are doing to help the planet in an article with audio and photographs.

An Apple Grows

Level A, Environment

Witness an apple's growth from a small, white blossom to a juicy snack in this article with audio that features words like blossom, petals, green, and eat.

From Tree to You

Level A, Environment

Apples grow on trees, but what happens next? Follow a favorite fruit from the tree to the truck to your table in this tasty and informative read-aloud.

Social Studies

History

It's Constitution Day!

Level A, History

Learn all about the U.S. Constitution, including who wrote it, what it says, and why it's important, in an audio article featuring words like leaders, vote, and religion.

Constitution Questions and Answers

Level B, History

Learn all about the U.S. Constitution, including who wrote it, what it says, and why it's important, in an audio article featuring words like country, capital, and guards.

The Path of a President

Level A, History

Trace Abraham Lincoln's steps from his humble childhood home — a log cabin with a dirt floor — to the highest office in the land.

The Path of a President

Level B, History

Trace Abraham Lincoln's steps from his humble childhood home — a log cabin with a dirt floor — to the highest office in the land.

Native Americans Did It First

Level A, History

Did you know that Native Americans were the first people to make maple syrup and hammocks? Find out other things Native Americans invented in this informative read-aloud.

Native American Inventions

Level B, History

Did you know that Native Americans were the first people to make maple syrup and hammocks? Find out other things Native Americans invented in this informative read-aloud.

Navajo Ways

Level A, History

Experience living examples of Navajo culture in a read-aloud featuring photographs of traditional Navajo dress, houses, and sand art.

Navajo Ways

Level B, History

Experience living examples of Navajo culture in a read-aloud that presents photographs of traditional Navajo dress, houses, and sand art.

Pilgrim Village

Ever wonder what it would have been like to live in a Pilgrim village? Find out what games they played, how they lived, and how they cooked their food in this read-aloud.

Level A, History

Pilgrim Village

Level B, Social Studies

Ever wonder what it would have been like to live in a Pilgrim village? Find out what games they played, how they lived, and how they cooked their food in this read-aloud.

Civics and Government

It's Constitution Day!

Level A, Civics

Learn all about the U.S. Constitution, including who wrote it, what it says, and why it's important, in an audio article featuring words like leaders, vote, and religion.

Constitution Questions and Answers

Level B, Civics

Learn all about the U.S. Constitution, including who wrote it, what it says, and why it's important, in an audio article featuring words like country, capital, and guards.

Meet the President

Level A, Civics

Follow the president of the United States as he signs laws, meets with foreign leaders, and leads our armed forces in this audio article for young students.

What Does the President Do?

Level B, Civics

Follow the president of the United States as he signs laws, meets with foreign leaders, and leads our armed forces in this audio article for young students.

Plants and Flowers

An Apple Grows

Level A, Plants and Flowers

Witness an apple's growth from a small, white blossom to a juicy snack in this article with audio that features words like blossom, petals, green, and eat.

From Tree to You

Level A, Plants and Flowers

Apples grow on trees, but what happens next? Follow a favorite fruit from the tree to the truck to your table in this tasty and informative read-aloud.