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Resource-Assisted Reading Home     Full Length Graded Read+Listen

Full length texts you can listen to as you read. Click on individual words to review pronunciation (TTS is temporarily unavailable but shall return - see Group Lex or Dictator for sample). Save words to word box to collect later or send to Reading-Plus activities.

English Ungraded
    • Call of the Wild

        MP3, TTS, Concordance, Dictionary

French Ungraded
    • Boule de Suif

        MP3, TTS, Concordance, Dictionary

English Graded
    • Stories
        WMP sound-->MP3, TTS, Dictionary, & Crossword info-gap for each chapter

What does the research say about listening while reading within your "i+1"? Check out Cobb, Greaves & Horst (2001),
"Can the rate of lexical acquisition from reading be increased? An experiment in reading French with a suite of on-line resources?" in
Regards sur la didactique des langues secondes, available here in English or here in French

*NEW* Spring 2012 - story-by-story adaptation of RA_Graded to Flash-driven MP3 sound,
Cross-Browser capacity, and no click-on TTS (since accompanying WordReference.com
dictionary has it anyway)

Build Your Own (Fr/Eng, Two Formats, Cross-Platform)
    • Hypertext Home

Can RA-Reading help develop literacy on a broad scale? Read the proposal:
Cobb, T. (2009). "Internet and literacy in the developing world: Delivering the teacher with the text." In Literacy for All in Africa


Stories from Oxford Bookworms and Cambridge readers; voice recordings by professionals and various students,