Students Use Mobile Devices

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Nearly half of 3-5th Graders use Smartphones

Project Tomorrow's Speak Up 2012 survey shows that 65% of students in 6-8th grades and 45% of students in 3-5th grades are smartphone users now. 75% of students in kindergarten thru 2nd grade are using computers and mobile devices to play educational games on a regular basis. The tipping point is here.

Why Fluency is Important

Fluency is the ability to read, speak, or write easily, smoothly, and expressively. Tales2Go provides models of fluent reading for students who are developing this skill as they become more proficient and independent readers themselves. As listeners are exposed to appropriate expression, emphasis, and pronunciation in the stories they hear, students develop a deeper understanding of how language works, which assists them in becoming fluent readers themselves. Listening to Tales2Go selections recorded by storytellers, authors, and professional actors also helps students develop an emotional connection the story, in a way that listening to other “text to speech” versions cannot, which can motivates children to read more on their own.

Visit the Learning Resources area on the Tales2Go website for specific fluency activities you can do in your classroom.

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Things We Like... Bill Harley

Visit the official Bill Harley website! A two-time Grammy award-winning artist, recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the RI Council for the Humanities and an NPR commentator, Bill’s songs and stories paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life.