Audio (and e-book) resources at the Kayhi Library
Alaska Digital Library - LIBBY
Find it HERE.
This site features a few titles used frequently at Kayhi: Lord of the Flies, The Outsiders, Touching Spirit Bear.Available to only Kayhi staff & students.
Student logins: OASIS # pw is ki***
Staff logins: LastF pw is Ki***
Find it HERE.
READING UP ON LISTENING
“While there are challenges that need to be overcome, the research and the findings of this study indicate that audiobooks and their benefits are a vital component of literacy for all learners.”
AND MORE ON LISTENING
While looking for a link to Rose’s research, I also found an excellent study from AASL: “Use of Audiobooks in a School Library and Positive Effects of Struggling Readers’ Participation in a Library -Sponsored Audiobook Club”. The summary statements were powerful!
“Analysis of the responses to post-participation qualitative interview questions revealed that, in contrast to their pre-study responses, participants expressed a belief in themselves as “good readers.” The question was asked, “Are you a good reader?” and 93 percent said “Yes.” Responses included:
“Yes, I am now.”
“Yes, I can read big books like my classmates.”
An overwhelming number of participants self-reported that they were now good readers. This represented a major shift in their attitudes toward their own reading abilities, a shift that the researchers suspect was a direct result of exposure to audiobooks. “
One more piece that jumped out at me while browsing: “The survey results are in! Are you listening?” This piece discusses a survey sent to public and school libraries, and also includes a link to a spring webcast on audio reader’s advisory.