CREATING A LISTENING POST IN YOUR LIBRARY OR CLASSROOM

How to create a listening and literacy promoting environment.

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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).

WEBSITES

IPAD APPS

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

AUDIO BOOKS

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.

FINAL THOUGHTS

HARDWARE

WANT MORE PRACTICAL IDEAS

LITERACY CELEBRATIONS 2015

During Literacy Celebrations Week we will be participating in many literacy activities designed to engage, challenge and promote the value of literacy.

Some classes  collaborating with other Junior School classes and in some cases with Senior School students.  Other classes have connected their Units of Inquiry with literacy experiences.

We would like to share some of these experiences with you (stay tuned) in Week 9.

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Literacy Celebrations Week @SALC

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National Simultaneous Storytime

Tomorrow is National Simultaneous Storytime where students around Australia read/listen to the same book.

The book is Too Many Elephants (shortlisted last year). We have three hard copies if you would like to borrow one to read to your students tomorrow. Alternatively watch the video below or the view book trailer. ALSO, the book is also translated into other languages – including Japanese (perfect!).

Book being read in Japanese

Book Trailer

Too  Many Elephants being read Jane Kennedy (scroll down to the video)

Audio books will be available in the following languages courtesy of SBS Radio.

• Arabic
• Cantonese
• French
 German
 Greek
• Hindi
• Italian
• Japanese
• Mandarin
• Punjabi
• Swahili
 Somali
• Vietnamese

Have fun!