Today we launched Listen to Reading. Listen to Reading is important because we can hear fluent and expressive reading, and learn and understand new words and stories. Listening to stories also happens to be a lot of fun!
Before we practiced Listen to reading we made an I Chart just like we did for Read to Self and Work on Writing. When we are listening we will:
- Listen to the whole story
- Listen to another story if you have time
- Follow along with picture and/or words
- Stay in one spot
- Listen quietly
- Get started quickly
During Listen to Reading we can listen to stories on the computer or on the iPods and iPads. There are so many great stories to choose from that it is hard to pick.
We noticed that building stamina during Listen to Reading is pretty easy.