Audio Books Part 2

After communicating via email with the Recorded Books people, they explained what their company had to offer in terms of resources. So, as a follow up, I decided to post the email that was sent to me on this blog so that you could see for yourselves what Recorded Books can give you and how it will help your particular child or student to succeed in school.

From: “Jean Stephens” <jstephens@recordedbooks.com>  Add Mobile Alert
To: “‘Anna Drake'” <anna_drake22@yahoo.com>
CC: “‘Jennah Watters'” <kjennah@recordedbooks.com>
Subject: Recorded Books for ESL
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 12:46:52 -0400

Hello!

Thanks for visiting our blog. I enjoyed your site. Stimulating ideas and a very nice look.

 

No, Recorded Books does not have any teacher guides oriented towards religion.

 

As for ESL, we think the best application of audio is the listen-and-read strategy with an unabridged audiobook that matches the print book word for word. This multisensory approach lets the narration support students with weaker reading skills, or, alternatively, the reading along in the book can help students transition from the spoken word to print text. Often the listen-and-read approach allows striving readers to access books they might not be able to handle without audio support—and that means you don’t have to “dumb down” their material and students are spared the insult of trying to learn with books that are too immature for them.

 

We’ve also got popular K-12 fiction recorded at slightly reduced speeds to give ESL learners a little more time to run their eyes across the print page (SteadyReaders) and we have some very slow recordings of specially written short books for older students whose English is at an early elementary level (SmartReaders.) These and some other ESL tools can be seen at our website: go to www.recordedbooks.com/school, click on Special Products, and start with the Overview at the top of the menu.

 

Thanks so much for mentioning us at your site. Looks like we share some of the same concerns and objectives. Look forward to hearing from you again.

 

Jean Stephens

School Marketing Manager

Recorded Books, LLC

1 800 638-1304, ext. 1144

www.recordedbooks.com

www.pluggedintoreading.com

 

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One response to “Audio Books Part 2

  1. Thanks for passing on this information! We hope you and your readers check back with us for more fun (and educational!) goodies. 🙂

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