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  • 1. Audiobooks in the Library @ Anytown High School
          • Natalie Sapkarov
          • LIS 506
          • December 6, 2007
  • 2. Resolution
    • The Anytown High School Library has acquired a new collection of Playaway digital audiobooks!
    Photo credit: Heartland Library Cooperative
  • 3. Reading for pleasure?
    • How much time per week do you spend reading for pleasure?
    • Do you wish you had more time to read for pleasure?
  • 4. AASL Standards
    • 4.1.1 Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth .
    • 4.1.4 Seek information for personal learning in a variety of formats and genres.
    • 4.2.2 Demonstrate motivation by seeking information to answer personal questions and interests , trying a variety of formats and genres, and displaying a willingness to go beyond academic requirements .
    • 4.2.4 Show an appreciation for literature by electing to read for pleasure and expressing an interest in various literary genres.
    American Association of School Librarians. Standards for the 21 st Century Learner . Chicago: American Library Asssocation, 2007.
  • 5. Audiobooks—yay or nay?
    • Would you be interested in listening to audiobooks?
      • 63% yes, 12% maybe
    • Format of choice?
      • 5% cassettes, 19% CDs, 34% MP3s, 42% Playaways
    • Genres of choice?
      • Most popular: New fiction, mystery, fantasy, adventure, classics
  • 6. Playaways: What are they? Photo credit: iamsalad, flickr.com
  • 7. Research says…
      • Audiobooks help to…
        • Introduce students to books above their reading level
        • Model good interpretive reading
        • Teach critical listening
        • Introduce new genres that students might not otherwise consider
        • Introduce new vocabulary or difficult proper names or locales
    Source: Johnson, Denise. "Audiobooks: Ear-Resistible!" Reading Online 6.8 (Apr. 2003).
  • 8. Reactions? Good!
    • “ Miss S., you have to order more Playaways! These are so easy to listen to. You should buy more fantasy and maybe some adventure, oh and definitely more short stories!”—sophomore girl