Teacher Review for Learning Ally Audiobooks

Audiobooks for EL students

My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Whole class
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This is a great program for ALL students, but especially English Learners or Multilingual students. Particularly in the upper grades, comprehension is lost because students are still working with phonemic awareness and decoding words individually. The program has a large selection of audiobooks that students can listen to, while they read along with the text. Hearing the text read aloud will help them understand pronunciation and keep comprehension high, while they still develop phonemic reading skills
My Take
I love using audiobooks to help struggling readers. They can be used to front-load students before reading a selection in class or they can be used as a re-read to help improve comprehension. Either way, English Learning students (and all students) can find success using audiobooks.