Students who are not fluent readers or who are reading below grade level may benefit from access to grade level content through audio books for independent reading time comprehension work or in a content area.

Example:

Look for books that are available as audio books for use in book groups to allow grade level text access to readers at a lower level to participate with peers; if text is not available consider recording your voice one chapter or section at a time for students.

Further Reading:

Reading Rockets ā€“ Benefits for Audiobooks for All Readers by Denise Johnson

KQED.org ā€“ How Audiobooks Can Help Kids who Struggle with Reading

Learning Ally ā€“ The Benefits of Audio Books


Created by Kathy Furlong Silverio
Reviewed by Louis Olander

 

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