Books on tape!
This is a favorite of elementary teachers. It makes for a fantastic reading center, a great way to build confidence in struggling readers, and is motivating for young students. If purchased from a publisher, it's 100% legal.
Many teachers will have a parent volunteer, fluent student reader, or will make their own books on tape. I have read it suggested in many books, websites, and even had an administrator suggest to have my students make their own. I was surprised to find that all of these do-it-yourself ideas (despite their many benefits) are in violation of copyright law. As Simpson notes on p. 56, this is only allowed by fair use standards if 2 pages or 10% of the book is used. I don't know many classroom teachers who only encourage a student to read or listen to that much of a story. (I can't think of many students who would stop after 2 pages or 10%, either). I am curious about why so many "professional" sources suggest creating these resources for classroom use when it is in direct violation of copyright laws. Perhaps there needs to be more professional development on this topic. I know that up until now, the only reason I had not taken the advice to create my own books on tape was a lack of resources and technology in my classroom.