Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Storyline Online

Another favourite part of our Daily Five time is when you have the chance to Listen to Reading.  Other times during the year we have used the mp3 players or even the cassette tapes and books that our teacher has from the '90's!  Right now though, when we choose to Listen to Reading, we go to Storyline Online on a desktop computer or a laptop.

We each have our own set of headphones that we can adjust the volume on to make it easy to hear whatever story we choose.

Storyline Online lets you choose to listen to a story read aloud by a famous actor or actress.  They also show you the pictures as you read.  They have 26 books online currently. 

From their website:
Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.
Many teachers play SAG Foundation’s Storyline Online videos for their students. Doctors and nurses play Storyline Online videos for children in hospitals. And parents and children around the world watch Storyline Online videos millions of times every month.

You should try it yourself!

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