Bilingual Readers In Search Of A Story-Telling Center
My students need an iPod Touch and a listening center.
Do you remember being read to at an early age? My students are looking for more ways in which they can be exposed to stories without having their reading level interfere with their love for books.
My second graders are an engaging group that attend a large, urban charter school.
They are part of an expanding bilingual program. Over 90% of students at the school qualify for free and reduced lunch. The school provides an academically challenging curriculum with an emphasis on fine arts.
With the addition of a story-telling center, my students will have an opportunity to be exposed to stories read in their native language. Not only will the station model appropriate reading fluency, but with the combination of comprehension questions/discussions, students will improve upon their comprehension skills, a skill many of my students have yet to master. The inability to master this skill has many of my students reading below a grade level or more.
Furthermore, the story-telling station will also be utilized for English stories. This will give my students the opportunity to receive exposure to the English language and in a sense, prepare them for when they are ready to transition to English.
Since many of my students love technology, the iPod will also serve as a behavior management tool. Students will receive opportunities to play games on the iPod as a behavior incentive.
Since many of my students are currently struggling with reading, their love for books is slowly fading as they begin to lose confidence in reading aloud.
The story-telling center will not only serve as a tool to improve their reading skills, but revive the love and imagination a child possesses when they are lost in a good book.
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