Listening to Learn: Audiobooks Supporting Literacy

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American Library Association, 2012 - Education - 188 pages
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Drawing on decades of audiobook experience and researach, librarians Grover and Hannegan convincingly make the case that audiobooks not only present excellent opportunities to engage the attention of young people but also advance literacy. Listening to Learn connects audiobooks with K-12 curricula and demonstrates how the format can support national learning standards and literacy skills by * Prsenting a concise history of the audiobook, with commentary from experts in the field * Showing librarians how to harness their library's audiobook collection and practice effective collection development * Including thematic lists of quality titles and suggested group listening activities, ready for use in the classroom by teachers * Helping parents use audiobooks as an incentive to read and encourage skill development Complete with a research bibliography and resource guide, Listening to Learn ensures that librarians, educators, and parents can make audiobooks a major component of literacy advancement.
 

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Contents

How It All Begins
1
Why Listen?
9
Audiobooks and Learning Standards
17
Audiobooks and Primary School
39
Audiobooks and the Intermediate Primary School
61
Audiobooks and Middle School
83
Audiobooks and High School
107
Connecting It All
129
Finding the Best
155
Audiobook Lexicon
159
How to Listen
167
Earphone English Turns Ten
169
Websites of Audiobook Publishers
172
Bibliography
175
Index
179
Copyright

Technology Innovation Supports Audiobook Use
145

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