Literacy and Audio Books

Audio books are a great way to enhance literacy instruction.  Check out four easy and helpful ways to incorporate them in your classroom.  You can also learn how to make and share your very own audio book.  Click to learn more!


AudioBoom is an amazing and free website that  I learned about last year.  It allows you to create your own (private) channel and record audio.  Here are my 4 favorite ways to use AudioBoom in the classroom.  I have also included tutorials on how to use AudioBoom and create a QR code to link to your recording!


Listening Center

You might have a favorite book, but can’t find a CD or website with the audio.  Never fear - you can create your own!   It is quick and easy for you to do or you can have students take turns recording the audio for the story!



Parent Communication

AudioBoom is also a great way to share live student work samples!  You can share small audio of texts that their child has read in class!  Sometimes students (including my own son) may say they did “nothing" in school.  Having parents hear part of a story/text will be a nice conversation starter at home!

Audio books are a great way to enhance literacy instruction.  Check out four easy and helpful ways to incorporate them in your classroom.  You can also learn how to make and share your very own audio book.  Click to learn more!

Fluency

Students can either listen to their audio for fun or use it to reflect on their fluency.   For students who are working on fluency, we pick one thing to improve on (like not reading like a robot).



Access to Off-Grade Level Material

This has honestly been my favorite use of AudioBoom.  Sometimes struggling readers are required to read text/content area materials that is above their reading level.  You can record the text so that students can listen and will be able to participate in discussions and answer comprehension questions.


Now that you have some ideas as to how you can use AudioBoom - here are two ways to make that happen:



  • Tape the QR code to the inside of the listening center book 
  • Keep a ring or QR codes for listening center texts
  • For longer texts use a photo album and give each chapter it’s one code
  • Send home the code half sheet, classroom newsletter or whatever communication system you use to connect with parents

Audio books are a great way to enhance literacy instruction.  Check out four easy and helpful ways to incorporate them in your classroom.  You can also learn how to make and share your very own audio book.  Click to learn more!



  • Put a link into a document and add it to Google Classroom
  • Put a link into a google slide presentation
  • Email parents the link or post it on whatever communication system you use to connect with parents.

Audio books are a great way to enhance literacy instruction.  Check out four easy and helpful ways to incorporate them in your classroom.  You can also learn how to make and share your very own audio book.  Click to learn more!



Step 1: Create an Audio Boom Account
Step 2: Press Record (red circle upper right hand corner)
Step 3: When you stop the recording, give it title and click publish



Step 1: Go to AudioBoom and click Profile.  All of your recordings will appear
Step 2: Click on the recording you would like to use
Step 3: Copy the link
Step 4: Go to http://www.qr-code-generator.com/ and paste your link
Step 4: Press create QR code!


Thank you for taking the time to read this post, I hope that you found it helpful!  Let me know if you have any questions or comments!

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