Throughout the semester, you can access various texts we're reading as an audiobook at the website www.classzone.com. Studies show that when you both see and hear something, your understanding and retention greatly increase.
While some texts, like Macbeth, are recorded in full, others are only excerpts, such as Beowulf. The chosen excerpts may be slightly different from the excerpts in our textbook, but the general core of the piece. Just follow in your textbook to see what may be different.
How to access texts on Classzone:
1. Click the following link. (You can also do a search for classzone.com to find the website.)
2. Click the bubble for Language Arts for High School.
3. Click on South Carolina.
4. Click Find Your Book.
5. Click on the McDougal Littell Literature book for the appropriate grade level. (For instance, English IV is Grade 12, the purple book.)
6. Under the Literature and Reading section, click on The Listening Center.
7. From this page, select the text based upon the title of the work. Remember that words like "The" that start a title are not used in alphabetizing. Therefore, a work like The Canterbury Tales would be found under C rather than T.
8. Once you find the text, you can choose to listen to it from the site or download it as an MP3.