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This collection includes first chapters and other excerpts from works at the seventh 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 7 Summer Audiobook Sampler Florida Department of Education

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This collection includes first chapters and other excerpts from works at the seventh 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).

    Treasure Island, Chapter 1: The Old Sea-Dog at the Admiral Benbow

    Treasure Island, Chapter 1: The Old Sea-Dog at the Admiral Benbow

    Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of “buccaneers and buried gold.” Traditionally considered a coming of age story, its influence on popular lore about pirates can not be overestimated. In chapter one, Jim Hawkins starts his tale of an island. An old imposing sailor stays at Jim’s father’s inn and terrorizes the other inhabitants. He warns Jim about a one-legged sailor whom he fears and threatens Dr. Livesey with a knife.

    • 11 min
    Tik-Tok of Oz, Chapter 1: Ann's Army

    Tik-Tok of Oz, Chapter 1: Ann's Army

    Tik-Tok of Oz is the eighth Land of Oz book written by L. Frank Baum. Published in 1914, the book actually has little to do with Tik-Tok and is primarily the quest of the Shaggy Man (introduced in The Road to Oz) to rescue his brother, and his resulting conflict with the Nome King. Queen Ann was the ruler of Oogaboo, the smallest and poorest in the land of Oz (except for the peaceful Emerald City ruled by the young Ozma). Ann decides to build an army and overtake Ozma’s throne.

    • 12 min
    The Call of the Wild, Chapter 1: Into the Primitive

    The Call of the Wild, Chapter 1: Into the Primitive

    The Call of the Wild is a novel by American writer Jack London. The plot concerns a previously domesticated happy dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events leads to his serving as a sled dog in the Yukon during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush, in which sled dogs were bought at generous prices.
    Published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is London's most-read book, and it is generally considered his best, the masterpiece of his so-called "early period". Because the protagonist is a dog, it is sometimes classified as a juvenile novel, suitable for children, but it is dark in tone and contains numerous scenes of cruelty and violence.
    London followed the book in 1906 with White Fang, a companion novel with many similar plot elements and themes as Call of the Wild, although following a mirror image plot in which a wild wolf becomes civilized by a mining expert from San Francisco named Weedon Scott.

    • 20 min
    Little Women, Chapter 1: Playing Pilgrims

    Little Women, Chapter 1: Playing Pilgrims

    Little Women concerns the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. It was based on Alcott's own experiences as a child in Germantown, Pennsylvania with her three sisters, Anna, May, and Elizabeth.

    • 26 min
    Babbitt, Chapter 1

    Babbitt, Chapter 1

    Babbitt is a novel by Sinclair Lewis. Largely a satire of American culture, society, and behavior, it critiques the vacuity of middle-class American life and its pressure on individuals toward conformity.In chapter one, the Babbitt family assembles for breakfast. The reader is introduced to the Babbitt children, Verona, Ted, and little Tinka.

    • 23 min
    The Little Lame Prince, Chapter 1

    The Little Lame Prince, Chapter 1

    The Little Lame Prince and his Travelling Cloak (often published under its shorter title The Little Lame Prince) is a story for children written by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik and first published in 1875. In the story, a young prince whose legs are paralysed due to a childhood trauma is given a magical travelling cloak by his fairy godmother; he uses this cloak to go on various adventures, and develops great wisdom and empathy in the process. In chapter one, there is a christening and the nurse drops the newborn prince. The Queen dies.

    • 15 min

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