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The Perfect Listening Center

Hello teachers! It's that time of year...your classroom is "Pinterest Ready" and your mind is ready to take on new ideas for a fresh start this school year...so listen up!

Here's what you need to create an inviting, educational and engaging listening center for your students:

1. A Tales2go audiobooks subscription (individual, classroom or building license)

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2. Devices (desktops, laptops, Chromebooks,iPads, iPhones and Android mobile devices)

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3. Headphones (have the students each bring a pair in at the beginning of the year and keep in a ziplock bag)

headphone splitter shared reading
Use a headphone splitter for shared listening!

 

4. Activities for the students to complete such as drawing scenes from the story, Graphic Organizers, or Listening Center Reports

visualize drawing tales2go audio books

 

After you have everything ready, choose titles that best fit your units of study, or let the students choose what they want to listen to.

You can choose from a variety of lesson plans to go along with the titles, or make your own based on ours.

Let us know if you need any help getting any of this together!

Here are a few more pictures of real classroom and library listening centers:

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Girls in Berkeley

Happy listening!

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**Editor's Note: This post was written by Darcy Pattison, from Mims House, a publisher whose books are now available on Tales2go. This is an excerpted repost. Read more at Mims House.

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