Prevent the Summer Slide with Audiobooks: FREE Webinar

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Children in low-income households fall behind an average of two months in reading during the summer. And 53% of all students qualify as low-income. What can be done? Tales2go sponsored an EdWeb Webinar on preventing the "Summer Slide" and was presented by Mary Ann Scheuer, Teacher Librarian at Berkeley USD in California.

The webinar included:

  • Basic facts and figures surrounding the "Summer Slide"
  • A discussion of research findings from a 2016 WestEd study looking at the effect of adding a listening component to literacy instruction
  • Mary Ann's insights on the benefits, excitement and engagement of students listening to high-interest audiobooks
  • Ideas on best practices for using audiobooks over the summer

You can view the recorded webinar here. 

Enjoy and please share with your colleagues!

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