Sunday, July 15, 2012

Listen and Read - Non-fiction Read Along Activities

Listen and Read is a set of 54 non-fiction stories from Scholastic for K-2 students. The stories are feature pictures and short passages of text that students can read on their own or have read to them by each story's narrator. The collection of stories is divided into eight categories: social studies, science, plants and flowers, environmental stories, civics and government, animals, American history, and community.  I discovered Listen and Read when I Stumbled Upon What Does the President Do? 

Applications for Education
Listen and Read looks to be a great resource for social studies lessons and reading practice in general. At the end of each book there is a short review of the new words that students were introduced to in the book. Students can hear these words pronounced as many times as they like.

Listen and Read books worked on my computer and on my Android tablet. Scholastic implies that the books also work on iPads and IWBs. My iPad is broken at the moment (that's two this year) so I wasn't able to test the books on it.