Sunday, December 15, 2013
Blogging Community January Strategy
Keeping in line with trying out new technology tools, the past couple of weeks I have been using ITalk to record my student's reading. First we talked about what makes a good reader: rate, accuracy, and expression. Then I had them practicing reading a story working on the three areas. When they were ready, they recorded themselves reading the story. When they finished they got to play the recording back. I asked them if they had ever heard themselves reading and all said no. They were very interested in how they sounded. I had them talk about their rate, accuracy, and expression along with what they did well and where they could improve. I monitored their progress before we started and will again right before winter break. I am looking forward to seeing if will help them grow faster toward the grade level benchmarks.