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This collection includes first chapters and other excerpts from works at the eleventh grade reading level. They were selected from the Lit2Go free audiobook collection by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at USF. The Lit2Go Collection features more than 200 complete works including over 5,000 individual passages. Download the remaining chapters of books you are interested in from either the Lit2Go section of the University of South Florida on iTunes U site (audio only) or the Florida Center for Instructional Technology's Lit2Go website (audio, text, and some suggested activities).

Grade 11 Summer Audiobook Sampler Florida Department of Education

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This collection includes first chapters and other excerpts from works at the eleventh grade reading level. They were selected from the Lit2Go free audiobook collection by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at USF. The Lit2Go Collection features more than 200 complete works including over 5,000 individual passages. Download the remaining chapters of books you are interested in from either the Lit2Go section of the University of South Florida on iTunes U site (audio only) or the Florida Center for Instructional Technology's Lit2Go website (audio, text, and some suggested activities).

    Hamlet: Act 1, Scene 1

    Hamlet: Act 1, Scene 1

    Hamlet is a tragedy and revenge play by William Shakespeare. It is one of his best-known works, one of the most-quoted writings in the English language and is universally included on lists of the world’s greatest books. In act one, scene one, the watchmen and Horatio encounter a familiar spirit at Castle Elsinore.

    • 9 min
    The Blithedale Romance, Chapter 1: Old Moodie

    The Blithedale Romance, Chapter 1: Old Moodie

    The Blithedale Romance is the third of the major novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Much of the action of the novel is set at Blithedale, a utopian socialist community that is founded upon anti-capitalist ideals, yet is destroyed by the self-interested behavior of its members. In chapter one, the narrator talks of the Veiled Lady and Mr. Moodie.

    • 7 min
    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Act 1, Scene 1

    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Act 1, Scene 1

    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a dramatized account of the betrayal of the the Roman Emperor. In act one, scene one, Flavius and Murellus downplay the accomplishments of Julius Caesar as they scold the local commoners.

    • 4 min
    The Last of the Mohicans, Chapter 1

    The Last of the Mohicans, Chapter 1

    The Last of the Mohicans is a novel that takes place during the French and Indian War following the adventures of Nathaniel "Natty" Bumppo and his two Mohican companions as they attempt to rescue the daughters of a British commander. In chapter one, the French and Indian war rages on as the author describes the many dangers of the land surrounding the Fort William Henry.

    • 22 min
    The Game of Logic, Chapter 1, Part 1: "Propositions"

    The Game of Logic, Chapter 1, Part 1: "Propositions"

    Lewis Carroll's Game of Logic is a way to understand classical logic by means of symbols. In chapter one, the author explains the three kinds of propositions that will be used in the game.

    • 24 min
    Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 1

    Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 1

    Macbeth is among the best known of William Shakespeare’s plays, as well as his shortest surviving tragedy. It is frequently performed at professional and community theatres around the world. The play, loosely based upon the historical account of King Macbeth of Scotland by Raphael Holinshed and the Scottish philosopher Hector Boece, is often seen as an archetypal tale of the dangers of the lust for power and betrayal of friends. It has frequently been adapted. In the theatrical world, many superstitions are associated with “Macbeth,” all connected with the belief that the play is somehow “cursed.” Many actors will not mention the name of the play aloud, referring to it as “the Scottish Play”. In chapter one, the three witches meet to discuss Macbeth.

    • 1 min

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