The puzzling question that is often posed when talking about audiobooks' integration in the teaching and learning of literacy is whether they have the same cognitive benefits as the actual reading. In other words , can listening to audiobooks be considered reading? Well, the answer does require a rigorous scientific study; however, what is certain here is that listening to audiobooks and reading both require serious engagement with the content for deep and critical understanding to take place
Today is a huge day for Scribd. We’ve just added more than 30,000 audiobooks to our library, including new releases and bestsellers like The Drop by Dennis Lehane, How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran, Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, The Hunger Games Trilogy, and Divergent, all available on Scribd. That makes us (we’re extremely pleased to say) the largest unlimited e-book & audiobook subscription service around.
Listened to any good books lately? Shreveport Times When I was a young, single newspaper editor, I occasionally made the long drive between Louisiana and Indiana — and grew into a great fan of audio books.
"Students with dyslexia and other disabilities benefit from reading text while listening to a narrator. This is not the only instructional strategy needed to build reading competence, but it helps bridge a common gap. For students who struggle with decoding letters, their skill slows when it comes to deriving meaning from text, acquiring vocabulary, and becoming fluent readers.
Why Audiobooks? Working together, reading print while hearing those words read aloud can aid word recognition, vocabulary exposure, and decoding skill, says AIM-VA partner Learning Ally...Teachers should select those instructional techniques that minimize high frustration and that increase their joy when reading."
In today's VOX Daily we will continue our look at the development of the audiobook industry from from cassette tapes to digital downloads. With the longer audio format of cassette tapes and the inexpensive portable Walkman, ...
Press of Atlantic City Audiobooks help children learn to read Press of Atlantic City Sovereign Avenue School is one of more than 300 schools in New Jersey, including ones in Ocean City and the Lower Cape May Regional district, that are using...
We've been telling one another stories for at least since we started drawing on cave walls, if not sooner. That may be a big fat cliché, but it's a satisfying explanation why the best audiobooks can lay such permanent tracks in our memories.
A brand-new full cast audio edition of Neil Gaiman's Newbery Award-winning novel, The Graveyard Book (on-sale: 9/30/14 from HarperAudio). Special content in ... (Watch this for a glorious glimpse of the full cast GRAVEYARD BOOK Audiobook.
Why is listening so important? School librarian Dr. Rose Brock explains how audiobooks develop literacy skills, the connection between reading and listening, and how you can build and market a strong audiobook collection
Book Buzz: Oprah Winfrey to narrate her own audiobook USA TODAY Oprah Winfrey will narrate the audiobook version of What I Know for Sure, an updated collection of the monthly column she has written for the past 14 years for O, The Oprah Magazine.
Do you love to read audiobooks? Are you an audiobook publisher? Have you heard of June Is Audiobook Month (JIAM)? It's a growing movement in conjunction with the Audiobook Publishers Association where publishers, ...
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