Audiobooks, used at all ages and all grade levels, can be used to improve fluency, expand vocabulary, activate prior knowledge, develop comprehension, and increase motivation to interact with books.
Audiobooks can model reading, teach critical listening, build on prior knowledge, improve vocabulary, encourage oral language usage, and increase comprehension.
Below are a couple of audiobook options available for free:
The Night Light Stories Podcast
The Storynory Podcast
Audio stories make a great Classroom Gift idea:
Burn a CD of Audiobooks from a free audiobook website as a holiday, birthday, or end of the school year gift for your students.