Sarah Mackenzie will help your kids fall in love with books, and will help *you* fall in love with homeschooling.
Where we read-aloud and review some of our favorite children’s books!
Children's stories perfect for classroom, bedtime, or anytime. Based on my 26 year hobby of reading in public elementary schools, the stories offered here are some of my favorite, kid-tested read-alouds. All stories appear with the permission of the author.
The very best of Stuff's longform feature journalism, in audio form. One story, beautifully told, every week.
A selection of our favorite classroom stories.
A sample of Quillette articles read aloud using a text-to-speech generator.
Poetry read aloud every morning.
Aloud is about taking the beauty of written language, and speaking it out. Here I read excerpts from books, poems, or any kind of written art, so you, the listener, can be found by the truth they bring.
Poetry comes alive when read aloud! Let’s look at Bible poetry together.
Books are fun to read. It is also fun to have someone read to you. My name is Lauren. I am seven years old. I will be reading books to you. Remember, it's time to read fun books!
Poetry Aloud features a different contemporary poet every episode. I read two poems from their published collection: one that is the poet's favorite and one that is my favorite. After each poem, I provide some insight on how both the poet and myself choose this poem and why they spoke to us so deeply. At the end of the podcast, I read one of my own published poems.
‘I have written a blasphemous book’, said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, ‘and I feel as spotless as the lamb’. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible – and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child – or perhaps its immaculate conception – the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud ...
Welcome to the Read Learn Love podcast. Make reading aloud your newest family tradition! Join me each Tuesday on a journey of empowerment where I help parents create a solid foundation for their kids to succeed in school, build positive attitudes towards learning as adults, and rekindle family bonds which tend to get lost in our busy world, all through the power of reading aloud. Research shows reading aloud is the most important activity you can do to help your child's future success. Music ...
Oral Florist is a sound library of artists reading aloud texts they encounter in their daily lives.
Chapter Readings are a series of events celebrating the beauty and significance of the written word, spoken aloud.Each month, an artist or a group of artists will design a literature-inspired reading created from a single theme or idea at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff.The project is developed and curated by Be Aware Productions as part of Chapter’s Associate Artist Programme, Peliot.
A fifth grade teacher shares books, teaching reflections, and his take on life.
Historical perspectives, basic instructional techniques, approaches to problems in one's own instructional area, roles in and designs for a total school program, what research and authorities suggest, and consideration of contemporary issues and concerns. Prerequisite: Admission I. 435/635
Best known for his scary tales, mystery and detective stories and imaginative fantasy stories, Edgar Allan Poe was also a gifted poet. He wrote more than 70 poems and almost all of them have been widely appreciated by readers and critics alike. This collection contains some of his most famous ones, including the immortal Raven, which combines a sense of doom and nameless despair. With its ringing, alliterative and repetitive lines and strange, supernatural atmosphere, it remains one of Poe's ...
Seven years since Te Urewera was officially recognised as a legal person, her people – Ngāi Tūhoe – are facing up to the wounds of colonisation and a Crown partnership haunted by the past.โดย Stuff
God redeems his people!
Last time on the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, we talked about what happens (and what our kids gain) when we read aloud a book a day. In this episode, we’re digging in to how to look closely at a picture book—how to see what we might otherwise miss. You may be surprised at how much is there in a picture book, just waiting to be seen and heard! No les…
To trust in God is to have a mountain’s strength
Without the Lord we’d be overwhelmed.
Willi Huber, the pioneer behind Canterbury's Mt Hutt ski field, hid a dark past on his immigration forms. Now, the woman who was closest to him is breaking her silence.โดย Stuff
Either earthly or heavenly, we serve
Nearly 180 years ago, at a central Auckland intersection, a Māori teenager was hanged before hundreds of settlers, changing the course of history.โดย Stuff
What would happen if we read a book a day with our kids? That’s the idea we’re exploring today in a brand new episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast. And we’re also issuing a challenge: we dare you to read a picture book a day with your kids – for a week, a month… or more. And you’ll even hear some profound insights, like how a good picture book…
When a young boy steps into a new bakery to get out of the rain, he is invited to help with the baking. But he soon finds out that what they are really cooking up is the weather… sprinkle the flour and the rain comes down, stir the bowl and the wind whips up.
Moko kauae is resurging in New Zealand. One woman's journey to receiving the traditional Māori chin tattoo, and a reporter grappling with her own identity.โดย Stuff
Praying for and seeking Peace
When we are kept by the Lord, we are kept indeed
New Zealand’s braided rivers have been systematically strangled, and in some case, left behind zombie rivers. Now, academics and scientists are re-imagining what it means to live with rivers.โดย Stuff
Thank God for a heart that hears!
I really love the Illustrations of this book and it’s a super great story
Re-recording this segment
How chemical weapons, economic theory and the internet combined to squeeze ten barbershops into one Auckland suburb.โดย Stuff
Connecting with God but his word
In today’s Special Edition of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, you’ll meet the man behind Make Way for Ducklings. Robert McCloskey was the first to win two Caldecott Awards, and his books are arguably among the most celebrated picture books of all time. His most popular picture book wouldn’t stay on the page, either. His ducks became permanent sculp…
Skulduggery, bullying and death threats in New Zealand's rabbit breeding community.โดย Stuff
By God’s word we know how to live.
God can plead our case
Desperate to be heard by God
The story of how a roguish, beloved New Zealand bird was nearly eradicated.โดย Stuff
God’s word makes us large
When a young boy is captured by a band of robbers and forced to do their bidding, he foils their attempts to steal by taking their instructions too literally.
In the fourth episode of Poetry Aloud, I discuss two poems by Chloe Yelena Miller from Viable. Then I read one of my own poems from my collection Ocean Currents. Purchase Viable: https://bookshop.org/books/viable-9781734786927/9781734786927 Pre-order Ocean Currents: https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/ocean-currents-by-hannah-rousselot/ Purc…
Thousands of people have strived to represent New Zealand at the Olympic Games. Just 1371 have succeeded. This is the story of Joseph Millar's decade-long quest to be one of them.โดย Stuff
We know how good God’s word is
With Gods word we know Justice
By God’s word we are set free
One public health expert still believes New Zealand’s widely-lauded response to Covid-19 has been a disaster. But how did Dr Simon Thornley become the 'extreme outlier' in his profession and a hero to anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists?โดย Stuff
A light to our feet
The Long Readโดย Stuff
Our eyes can be open to the greatness of reality by God’s word
God’s word orders creation; God’s word revives our life.
When Swamp Thing appears in 12-year-old Lily’s closet, with sorrowful eyes, begging for help in cleaning up his trash-strewn home, Lily elicits the help of her classmates in forming the North Florida Nature Preservers to clean up the swamp. But she keeps her friendship to Swamp Thing her special secret.…
In the fourth episode of Poetry Aloud, I discuss two poems by Karen Poppy, one from Our Own Beautiful Brutality and one from EVERY POSSIBLE THING. Then I read one of my own poems from my collection Fragments of You. Purchase Our Own Beautiful Brutality and EVERY POSSIBLE THING: www.karenpoppy.com Pre-order Ocean Currents: https://www.finishinglinep…
From fainting to living.
God’a word is a great gift for unity.
Mimi Lok is the author of the story collection Last Of Her Name, which won the 2020 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut short story collection, a California Book Award silver medal, and a Smithsonian Ingenuity Award. She is also a finalist for the 2020 National Magazine Award, Northern California Book Award, and CLMP Firecracker Award. Mimi is al…
Joanna Ruocco is the author of several books, including, most recently, The Week, Field Glass, written with Joanna Howard, and Dan. Her novel, Another Governess / The Least Blacksmith: A Diptych won the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. She also writes historical romance under noms de plume. The Duke Undone, written as Joanna Lowell …
Dougie Poole is a singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. His music has been described as an "intersection of experimental pop and outlaw country". Poole's second album, The Freelancer's Blues, was released in June 2020.โดย Dougie Poole
After his wife and son die in the epidemic of 1918, Jonathan Ford must find a way to keep his farm alive and instill the will to live in his young, influenza stricken daughter, which he does with love, ingenuity and some electric pumpkin seeds.
Jennifer S. Cheng is the author of MOON: Letters, Maps, Poems, selected by Bhanu Kapil as winner of the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize and named a “Best Book of 2018” by Publishers Weekly and Entropy magazine; House A, selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Book Prize; and Invocation: An Essay, an image-text chapbook. She is a 2019 …
Hilary Leichter is the author of the novel Temporary, which was shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and longlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her writing has appeared in n+1, The New Yorker, Harper's, The New York Times, and New York Magazine's The Cut. She teaches fiction at Columbia University and has been awarded fellowshi…