More than a third of students from low‑income households
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Individual Listening Centers
My students need four individual CD players and headphones to listen to books at a small group listening center in my classroom.
What if one student wants to listen to Green Eggs and Ham and their reading buddy wants to listen to A Bad Case of the Stripes? If we had individual CD players in our classroom, each student could choose their own book to enjoy and learn from.
My first graders attend a public school in MN.
There are 21 students in the class this year. Of the entire student population, about 30% are in the category of "free/reduced lunch". All students can benefit greatly from hearing many stories read to them, but especially this specific population, as hard working parents may not find time to enjoy books with their children.
I have over 50 books that have come with CD's. I have a large classroom listening center that is nearly 10 years old, cumbersome and failing. These new CD players and headphones will give my students the opportunity to listen to books during reading group time or free times. Research shows that listening to others read can boost fluency. It is also enjoyable!
By allowing students the opportunity to listen to stories, their own reading skills will improve.
Part of a reading system called "The Daily Five" implements a listening center with choice. Students that can choose what they want to listen to rather than be told what they will listen to will respond in a more positive way and have a greater chance of achieving the desired outcome--to become better readers.
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