Audiobooks allow students to hear fluent reading and to experience books above their reading skills. When listening to audiobooks, learners are able to focus on their reading comprehension and rely less on their Orthographic Processing skills.
See how this teacher uses audiobooks in multiple ways to encourage better comprehension. By incorporating audiobooks with other learning tools, such graphic organizers and drawing, learners explore different ways of understanding the text. By discussing the differences in comprehension between listening and reading it on their own, learners also understand the benefits of using audiobooks as a strategy.
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Starting at 1:41, watch how Learning Ally includes features that encourage learners to engage with their audiobooks in several ways. Features like highlighting the text being read, controlling the speed of reading, and re-listening to the last 30 seconds support Attention and agency for learning.