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  • Ncte 2007

    1. 1. Theatre of the Mind: Audiobooks Live on Stage! Bruce Coville James Howe Mary Burkey
    2. 2. Voice Voice
    3. 3. <ul><li>Voice </li></ul><ul><li>is like verbal fingerprints that a writer imprints on the page. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a mix of individuality, confidence, engagement with the topic, and reader rapport, and something that keeps the reader reading. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Story
    5. 5. <ul><li>Once upon a time, oral storytelling ruled. </li></ul><ul><li>It was the medium through which people learned their history, settled their arguments, and came to make sense of the phenomena of their world. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Medium
    7. 7. <ul><li>a means by which something is expressed, communicated, or achieved </li></ul><ul><li>a form of storage for computer software, such as magnetic tape or disks </li></ul><ul><li>Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English Third Edition </li></ul>
    8. 8. Audience
    9. 9. <ul><li>the assembled spectators or listeners at an event </li></ul><ul><li>origin: Latin audientia , from audire ‘hear’ </li></ul>
    10. 10. Reading
    11. 11. <ul><li>the action or skill </li></ul><ul><li>of reading </li></ul><ul><li>an interpretation of </li></ul><ul><li>a text </li></ul><ul><li>Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English Third Edition </li></ul>
    12. 13. Timeline <ul><li>2000 BCE 220 AD 1455 AD </li></ul>1871 1917
    13. 14. <ul><li>Of the ten uses Edison envisioned for </li></ul><ul><li>recorded sound </li></ul><ul><li>Phonographic books </li></ul><ul><li>were number two – and music was number four </li></ul>
    14. 15. Listening… <ul><li>Increases fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Raises reading comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Enlarges vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Boosts pronunciation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Supports struggling readers </li></ul><ul><li>Expands literature experiences </li></ul><ul><li>for proficient readers </li></ul><ul><li>Improves test scores </li></ul>
    15. 16. Evaluating Audiobooks <ul><li>Audio Publishers Audie Award </li></ul><ul><li>YALSA’s Selected Audiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>Notable Children’s Recordings </li></ul><ul><li>Odyssey Award </li></ul>
    16. 17. Full Cast at Work
    17. 18. Recording Emperor Mage
    18. 19. Recording Emperor Mage
    19. 20. Recording Emperor Mage
    20. 21. Recording Emperor Mage
    21. 22. Recording Emperor Mage
    22. 23. Kissing the Bee
    23. 24. Thanks to Full Cast Audio for sponsoring the appearance of James Howe & Bruce Coville. Suggested audiobooks, resource list & outline available online http://audiobooker.blogspot.com/

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