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Audiobooks Introduction and Activity for Secondary Students


Grade Levels:
7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, and 12th Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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Perfect for secondary libraries! This presentation and small group discussion activity introduces audiobooks, their benefits, and where students can read free audiobooks. All text is editable in PowerPoint and Google Slides.

This is made especially for secondary school librarians who want to introduce audiobooks to middle school, junior high, and high school students and/or teachers.

This product has 30 total pages & slides, and it includes:

  • 15 slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
  • 8 discussion cards (2 pages, editable)
  • 8 full-size discussion questions. The questions are the same as on the cards. (8 pages, editable)
  • Template to write your own discussion questions (2 pages editable)
  • Detailed, pre-filled Library Lesson Plan in editable PDF and PowerPoint formats (2 pages), aligned to:
    • AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
    • National Common Core ELA Standards, and
    • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
  • Every slide in the presentation includes a full-color photo and is designed to be uncluttered and visually-appealing.

Concepts Include:

  • Are audiobooks real reading?
  • Student experiences with audiobook reading, likes and dislikes
  • Do teachers allow you to read audiobooks for assignments?
  • Brief summary of a 2016 research study about audiobooks vs. e-book reading–citation provided.
  • Benefits of audiobooks
  • Who are audiobooks for?
  • Where to find free audiobooks
  • Audiobooks in our school library (edit to suit your school library)

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire – C.1. – D.3.
  • Explore – A.1.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.2
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1

Terms of Use
© Mrs. ReaderPants – By purchasing this product, you receive a one-user license. Copying or distributing to others is prohibited.  ​See our Site Terms of Use for more information. For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.

​Questions before buying?
​If the free preview file does not answer your question, you can contact us through ​​this link with questions.


Yes, all materials are editable.

Grade Levels

7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

1 class period, 2 class periods


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