WOW! It is as if the holidays have arrived early for us! We just received our shipment of 13 chromebooks and the Tales2Go audiobook program is up and running (courtesy of my $2500 Dollar General Youth Literacy grant, click here to read the link from the Havelock News if you haven't already :)! For those of you not already familiar with Tales2Go, it is a program that streams thousands of high-interest audiobooks. Kids can listen whenever or wherever they want! I have used this program in the past and have seen wonderful results with it. Students' fluency and visualization skills seem to be positively impacted the most. Common Core standards elevates listening to a key skill separate from speaking and reading. What better way to work on listening skills than audiobooks? They are able to focus on the plot and visualize the story as it is being told. As you can tell, Tales2Go is a program I really believe in! Tales2Go will be mixed in with our daily reading procedures. It isn't the ONLY independent reading exposure the students have, but it is yet another 21st century tool in their toolbox that will help them to learn and grow as readers :) Better yet, they can access this program at home too (the students have their login for this).
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