↓ *PLUS MORE* English Texts with sound files *AT BOTTOM* ↓↓ See bottom for adult/academic materials ↓]
Over 300 stories, written by teachers and others from many countries, excellent stuff, divided into Under 8, 8 to 12, and Teenage. Format: HTML. Stuart Stories and Tales Etc.Gutenberg Children's Collection
Huge collection of "Free Plain Vanilla Electronic Texts," in slightly inconvenient FTP format with pages of disclaimers etc.Web-Books
Huge collection of usable texts; plus for younger language learners some excellent sound/text-picture vocabulary builders in several themes.Open Directory - Kids & Teens Stories
Stupendous collection; good hard-to-find teen stuff.Baen Sci-Fi Library
Great Science Fiction; many formats for free download - RTF then Save As text plus minor editing should work for Lextutor input; plus some accompanying CD sound files at companion site Fifth Imperium (then click 'CD Listing')eServer Drama Collection
Plays old and new; clean format; voluntary free log-in.Page by Page books online
Adolescent and up; hundreds of literary texts in convenient single-page format.Oxford Text Archive (OTA)
Many ready-to-go texts old and new, plus collections of texts by same author for e.g. stylistic analysis with various Lextutor tools.Wiki encyclopedia
Revolutiuonary web-based, user-built encyclopedia of 500,000+ hyper-cross-referenced articles on many topicsPaired Stories
From long-time Lextuor users at from Seneca College in Ontario.British Modern short stories
Very useful and usable collection of new short stories with lots of potential for use with advanced adolescents. Convenient page divisions.East of the Web
1,400 great short stories - mainly new - for teens and kids (rated PG etc) - forms a set with collection just aboveAlex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Mainly adult; hundreds of complete texts; public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.
Two great sources of readable texts with high loads of AWL (Academic Word List) items, plus charts and other contextual helpers..
Here are some places where you can find texts with corresponding sound files (real-audio, MP3, podcasts) that can be played on Web pages made by N-Word Cloze Builder or HyperText Builder (i.e., with Windows Media Player or RealAudio, whose plug-ins can be obtained from links on the relevant Builder pages).
Top pickThe "incontournable" Francais Facile listenLanguages on the Web
Huge collection of stories in many languages, some with sound recordings; see especially 'stories for children/bibliothèque pour petits'; also dictionary, trace-a-word-through-several-authors, and many other features.