Echo reading for beginning readers

Audio + book = fluency. Parents & teachers have long used audiobooks to enhance literacy. Now kids have picture book apps – in my opinion read-along audiobooks on steroids – to achieve the same goals. Watch the video below to see how first graders use OceanHouse Media’s Dr. Seuss apps to echo read. My three year old granddaughter loves book apps on my Android phone & Kindle Fire – can’t wait to introduce the idea of echo reading with her!

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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