Audio Books

This Article talks about how Abbie Root, a fifth grade teacher in Michigan, started out the year with only 6 out of 27 students reading at grade level.  She had the students listen along to an audio tape as they read their books and the number of grade-level readers doubled.  It is helpful to expose students to material that may be higher level, but still teaches them new vocabulary and challenges their comprehension.  It can help to put students at all different reading levels on equal playing fields.

http://www.edutopia.org/listening-literature

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