The Town Musicians of Bremen

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Take a listen to "The Town Musicians of Bremen" by the Brothers Grimm with a nine minute audiobook. The story details four elderly animals that join together to make a band and travel their way to find an unlikely home thanks to their unique sound. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Download the file or bookmark the webpage so pupils can listen to a story when they finish a learning activity early  
  • Follow the audiobook with discussion questions as a class, individually, or in small groups to boost comprehension
  • Send the link home for pupils to listen to for homework and assign a comprehension activity the following day at school 
Classroom Considerations

  • Some information about the animals is graphic and may be unsettling younger or more sensitive readers 
  • Headphones are recommended if the story is played by individuals at different times  
Pros

  • A clickable link allows the listener to download the audio file
  • The narrator speaks in voices 
  • Includes a story background and transcript 
Cons

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