How to create a listening and literacy promoting environment.
Find a quiet space…. Pull up a cushion or bean bag… settle in. Let’s begin.
The following resources are some ideas about how to create an environment designed to foster the love of reading and literature.
AUDIO BOOKS & INTERACTIVE BOOKS ON THE IPAD
The iPad is a versatile tool. We can use it to consume books and create books.
AUDIO BOOKS ON THE IPAD
See my DIIGO weblinks to Audio Books resources (not all of these are for children).
Access audio books through online subscriptions (and some with free access).
- Sunshine Online $
- Tumblebooks $
- Oxford Owl
- Unite for Literacy
- International Children’s Digital Library
- Good websites to access free kids audio books
- Free Audio books – Tech Support Alert
- Pinterest – 100 stories ebooks and appsAdd bookmarks or shortcuts to your device for easy access.
- ICDL – Free Books for Children – International Children’s Digital Library
- Audiobooks for Kids Free
See The Book Chook Apps to Help You Raise a Reader
Another great article – classroom practice and listening posts If you give a student an iPad…
IN THE JS LIBRARY
Locate the AUDIO BOOK Collection (labelled as ‘Audio Book’).
When you visit the library you will find the AUDIO BOOK Collection with CD’s for you to listen to and if you wish to borrow.
- Borrow a Portable CD player and headphones (in library use)
- Select your book on CD and enjoy.
Additionally, last year we purchased the GUIDED CD’s resource. These are also available for teachers to use with classes.
- Cordless Listening Posts
- You can also buy splitters for headphone to connect to the iPads.