Student Listening Centers
Here at Center School students are using iPods, iPads, and even CD’s for student listening centers. A listening center is where students listen to and follow along with a book. Some of the benefits of listening centers include developing vocabulary, modeling of phrasing and fluency, exposure to a variety of story structures, helping students learn to read, building listening skills, supporting the struggling reader, and complimenting/supplementing content curriculum. Students are often provided with a worksheet to complete about the book. These worksheet could include questions about the characters, setting, problem/outcome, making connections to self, to text, to world, Venn diagrams and graphic organizers, or new vocabulary. In the listening centers students sometimes listen to the same book with friends or may also listen to individual books that they choose.