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Audio books raise reading scores, which is why they've been used in classrooms for decades. Literacy experts have long understood that students need to be good listeners in order to become good readers, which is why the Common Core State Standards elevates listening to a skill equal to reading, writing and speaking. Effectively, there is a link between listening to fluent words, vocabulary acquisition and proficient reading. And while we’d like to think that parents, caregivers and educators are spending a lot of time reading aloud to kids, national data would suggest otherwise; in fact, just 35% of fourth graders in the U.S. read proficiently.
Given the dramatic increase in the number of laptops and mobile devices issued/available to both students and teachers, Tales2Go is a great upgrade for your school's media center. Not convinced? Check out this peer reviewed white paper from The Literacy Lens.
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Tales2Go is a Netflix‐like service that streams thousands of name-brand audio book titles from leading publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond. The company has innovated on both the delivery and business model of distributing audio books to schools, early childhood programs and parents, giving users instant, unlimited and simultaneous access to its catalog. Literacy experts have long understood that children need to be good listeners in order to become good readers since proficient reading is a combination of listening comprehension (i.e. vocabulary and fluency) and decoding skills. Tales2Go offers piloting opportunities as well as monthly and annual subscription plans, including bulk pricing for schools. For more on Tales2Go, visit www.tales2go.com.