Listen & Read: Animals & Food
15 short nonfiction stories that your early readers can hear and see as they read along.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
Audio and photos help early readers read along as they learn about how animals like alligators and kangaroos grow up or how an apple transforms from a blossom to the fruit they eat. These 15 short, high-interest, nonfiction stories from Scholastic News boost early reading skills and support differentiated reading and ELL students. Explore 47 Listen & Read stories in our complete collection.
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Discover what makes bats amazing — and not at all scary — in this read-aloud.
Early readers can witness an apple’s growth from a blossom to a juicy snack with this brief story that features text, audio, and photos.
How do apples get from a tree to our homes? Early readers find out by reading along with this story that features text, audio, and photos.
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.
Travel to Japan to see how snow monkeys live, and how they got their name, in this playful Level A read-aloud featuring the words "monkeys," "snowball," and "cuddle."
Who takes care of baby pandas at the zoo? Early learners find out in this brief story featuring text, audio, and photos.
Early learners discover the world of anemones, hermit crabs, and a host of other animals in this read along book.