Listen Up!

An Infographic on Raising Reading Scores in Your School

AudioBooks Raise Reading Scores. Discuss.

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The infographic makes clear students need to be good listeners in order to become good readers. Proficient reading is the product of listening comprehension (i.e. vocabulary and fluency) and decoding skills. It's why the Common Core Standards puts special emphasis on developing listening skills within K-5 literacy, since children's listening comprehension outpaces reading comprehension until middle school years (grades 6-8). Audio books allow children to experience written language without the burden of decoding and grants them access to content that they may not be able to read and understand alone. Access to vocabulary, comprehension and sophisticated literacy beyond their current reading level is important and empowering for students at all reading levels.