on 3/26/03 10:18 PM, email@example.com at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> which books on tape have you listened to that they really enjoyed? How
> old are your students? My kids LOVE it when I read to them while
> they're working, but books on tape would be easier than reading. I have
> to stop every now and then to walk around and see how everyone is doing.
> I reserve the reading days for when kids really know what they are doing
> and just need the time to do it. It DOES focus them so much.
i teach pre-K through 8. the kinders and the 8th graders show very little
interest in the books on tape, but the primary grades (1-3) love ramona
quimby and other books by beverly cleary. i also play classic tales, like
thumbelina, hansel and gretel, etc. i play fables and roald dahl stories.
the intermediates also like the beverly cleary stuff. i play the goosebumps
books for them and harry potter. they also like the roald dahl and i had
great success with alice in wonderland.
the older kids...5-7 love the narnia books, wrinkle in time, things like
that. i play anne of green gables and huck finn, too, but only after they
have read them in lit class.
this all started for me after i found that reading aloud took up too much of
my time. i loved it and they loved it, but i couldn't get anything done or
answer questions at all if i was reading. this was the perfect solution,
and my local children's librarian has been a great help in selecting books.
i get them ALL from the kansas city public library.