Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Back to School Listening Center with QR Codes

 Back to School Listening Center with QR Codes

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This Back to School Listening Library includes 24 stories with QR codes and one Retelling Story Map. You can use these during your Daily 5 centers: Listen to Reading or as whole group Read Alouds!

All QR code links are safe to share with children without being afraid that they can get to potentially inappropriate content. Free of ads and outside links.

If you do not have access to a QR Code Reader, I have also provided a hyperlink to each story. You can simply click on the book cover and it will bring you right to the story. 

Below, I have included a FREE Listening Center task card for you to try out. Simply download a QR Reader app from the app store (most school districts already have them available on your devices). Or simply click on the book cover to follow the SafeShare link:

Back to School QR Code Listening Center

Once you print these out or project onto your smart board (students can scan the code from your smart board), assign a story for your Listening Center, whole group, small group or guided reading centers. There are enough stories included in this library for the whole month!

After reading, provide the children with a simple story map, sequencing map or related activity to complete after listening to enhance and assess comprehension. In addition to the stories, I have also included a simple Retelling Story Map (Characters, Setting, Problem & Solution).

Here is a list of the titles included in this Listening Center:

Too Cool for School
Rockin’ in My School Shoes
First Day Jitters
David Goes to School
How Do Dinosaurs Go To School
Splat the Cat, Back to School, Splat
You’re Finally Here
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
Too Much Glue
Have You Filled A Bucket Today?
Froggy Goes to School
The Recess Queen
Lacy Walker, The Nonstop Talker
Enemy Pie
If You Ever Wanted to Bring An Alligator to School, Don’t!
Each Kindness
The Kissing Hand
If You Take a Mouse to School
The Juice Box Bully
Tacky the Penguin
Don’t Squeal Unless It is a Big Deal
How Full is Your Bucket

To download this listening library with QR codes visit my TpT shop:
The Back to School Listening Center with QR Codes and Links

There are several other Read Aloud Libraries and Listening Centers with QR Codes and Links available at my TpT store that your students will also enjoy. You can find them HERE.

Happy Listening!


  1. I love this idea! Makes listening centers much less of a hassle. Great story choices. Can't wait to see how they work!! (Also loving the new look of your website) ;-)

  2. These are incredible!! Love the use of technology and literacy- easy to access and perfect for little learners! The retelling story maps are great!

  3. I have never seen the use of QR codes in action and would absolutely love to. I'm going to research and learn more about this. I really like what you created here. I love the book choices and activities. Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. This is great!!! All of these stories we use in the classroom. I love this!!

  5. I love this! I'm going to have to check if these will work as our school has YouTube blocked for kids!

    1. If the videos are blocked for your kiddos, the links will work on your teacher workstation. You can project them on your smartboard for your whole class to view as a read aloud!

  6. Wow! These are an amazing resource and the list of books is awesome! Makes it so easy for kids to access and safe!! Great job! Can't wait to share this with my teachers!