IRA 2012 Beyond the Printed Word PowerPointPresentation Transcript
Audiobooks and Digital Literacy,an interactive symposium highlighting the positive effects of integrating audiobooks into the classroom curriculum
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“Listening Log” audiobook reading strategy student assessment (Link at end of presentation) Clip: Treasure Island Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrated by Alfred Molina, Listening Library, 2007
Common Core – aural dimension of early learning K-3 Speaking and Listening Standards Gifted readers revisiting text with their ears Shared literary experiences by native and non-native English speakers
CLIP: Lon Po PoWritten and illustrated by Ed Young, Narrated by B.D. Wong, Weston Woods 2006 EXERCISE: Comparing/contrasting stories from different cultures.
Students gain print awareness. CLIP: Rain Written by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by John Wallace, narrated by Paula Parker, Live Oak Media 2010 Exercise: Rain projects in the classroom.
Exercise: Audiobook storytime/classroom listen-aloud. Clip: Out of My Mind Written by Sharon Draper, narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson, Recorded Books, 2010 Student Author Short Story Audiobook Creation Clip: Seedfolks Written by Sid Fleishman, narrated by a full cast, AudioBookshelf/AudioGO Children’s, 2003
“Famous Speech” Social Studies/Language Arts http://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html‣ Student Clips: JFK #1 JFK #2
Sylvia Vardell, the doyenne of poetry education for young people: “When it comes to learning how words sound and look and how meaning and emotion are communicated, nothing is better than sharing poetry out loud.” (from Listening to Learn: Audiobooks Supporting Literacy) Exercise: “Poetry Power” compare, contrast and create poetry text & read-aloud.‣ Student Clips: Why Him? Alone
Clip: JazzWritten by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers, narratedby James “D Train” Williams and Vaneese Thomas, Live Oak Media, 2007
Clip: Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy Written by L.A. Meyer, narrated by Katherine Kellgren, Listen & Live, 2007
“Learning through Listening” one-period audiobook listening style activity. Clip: We Are the Ship Written by Kadir Nelson, narrated by Dion Graham, Brilliance Audio, 2009 Take the Student Survey!
Students understand differences between numbers and quantities. CLIP: The Doorbell RangWritten and illustrated by Pat Hutchins,narrated by Suzanne Toren, Live Oak Media, 2001 Exercise: Students craft cookies out of construction paper (in some school settings they can actually make and bake the cookies as part of the instructional project) and divide them while listening to the audiobook.
Students are able to classify objects by number and category. Clip: Five Creatures Written by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Tomek Bogacki, narrated by Kristen Hahn, Weston Woods, 2002 Exercise: Students will sort themselves into categories and explain their arrangements to the rest of the class.
A penguin is delivered to your classroom.Can you keep it? How? Clip: Mister Popper’s Penguins Written by Richard and Florence Atwater narrated by Nick Sullivan, Hachette Audio, 2009 Exercise: Students research penguin habitats to determine whether or not penguins can adapt to human habitats.
Discussion-starter for planned communities. Discerning fact from fiction. Clip: Dead End in Norvelt written and narrated by Jack Gantos, Macmillan Audio, 2011
Definitions: The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. (PART 2007) A transliterate person is one who is literate across multiple media. “Audio Storyboarding” activity CLIP: Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach Retold and narrated by Carmen Agra Deedy, Peachtree, 2008
CD MP3CD Digital Downloads Preloaded Digital Players •GoReader •Playaway
‣Narration‣Interpretation‣Execution‣Delineation of literary elements‣Appropriateness of technique or treatmentClip: Feed Written by M.T. Anderson, narrated by David Aaron Baker, Listening Library, 2003
Audiobook Lexicon in action!Accent Attributive Breathy ClarityContext of line Distortion Hot Juicy Mushy Plosives Sibilant Woofing the mic Clip: Mystery Title
Read Around the World with Your Ears CLIP: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Written and narrated by Sherman Alexie, Recorded Books, 2008 CLIP: The Whale Rider Written by Witi Ihimaera, narrated by Jay Laga’aia, Bolinda Audio, 2004
Teacher / Literacy Coach / Media Specialist School / Public Libraries Special Education / Assistive TechnologyParent Teacher Organizations / Education Foundations
Supply core texts in various formats: Print, eBook, audio, large print, graphic, app Expand evaluation to include format-specific criteria and language Create clubs and lit groups based on format preference Open literary conversation to wide audiences through transliterate access to common content in audio and other media
Format mix / Student access issues Education vs. Entertainment Searching? Check WorldCat.org! Sources of Free Audio: Open Culture podcasts iTunes U LibriVox LA Theatre Works BBC Archives
Emphasis of Common Core on informational texts and the role of audiobooks in providing students with a combination of instructional reading and listening skills opportunities. Clip: The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins written by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Brian Selznick, narrated by Jonathan Pryce, Weston Woods, 2010 (Elementary)
Clip: Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex written by Nathaniel Philbrick, narrated by Taylor Mali, AudioBookshelf/AudioGO Children’s, 2005 (Middle) Clip: Eyewitness: 1990-1999 written by Joanna Bourke, narrated by James Pigott-Smith, AudioGO, 2005 (High)
Collaborations with local theatres Clip: Saint Joan written by Bernard Shaw, narrated by Amy Irving, Edward Herrmann, Kristoffer Tabori, and a full cast Blackstone Audio, 2010
Earphone English Misfits Outsiders Student library card sign-up Staff meetings / In-service presentations Teen Tech Team / Service hour coaches Audio & eBookapalooza parent nights Read Around the World with Your Ears
Consult with public library, request purchases Include format options in handouts Benefits of audio handouts for parents “Summer Reading on the Go” lists Add links to school website Take advantage of SYNC
http://www.audiobooksync.comhttp://www.audiobooksync.com/educators-librarians-bloggers/tool-kit/ 2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week This Summer June 14 - August 22, 2012 Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics.