Posted on 12/21/2009 at 03:18 PM by Global Reach

There's an interesting article in Book Links, July 2009, pp. 26 - 27, "Voices in my Head," by Mary Burkey. "The growing body of research on the role of audiobooks in literacy education validates the positive impact on discrete skills such as comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency." While audio books enable reading disabled learners to finish a book (maybe for the first time), they may also assist visual learners to build their long-form listening stamina.
 
To order audio books from the NWAEA K-12 Lending Library, go to the media catalog http://media.aea12.k12.ia.us/
click on "Search Catalog," and type "Playaway" in the search box. You may click on "Expand" and choose the audience level if desired, or look at the entire list.
 

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