Listening Centers

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  1. 1stferg

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    Let me begin by saying listening centers are not my strength. Infact, I usually don't do them at all. But I am wanting to start doing the daily five next year and listening centers is one part of it. Can you please share some ideas for how to organize, manage and keep the listening center running? Thanks
     
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    I got sick of the batteries always being dead on my cd players, and gave up and bought a subscription to raz-kids.com. My kids loved it. I can assign levels for each student, so I know they're working on the right level. They can also access it from home, so I made it one of the homework choices.

    I can't remember what I paid to renew for next year, but I think it's around $90. A little pricey, but the ease of not having to mess with cds and cd players was worth it to me.
     
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    My reading series came with CD's, so my students listen to the anthology stories or their guided readers. I don't start doing the listening center portion of Daily 5 for month or so, so we have read at least 1 book by then. I have the old fashioned 6 plug listening center, and do a modified Daily 5, so each Guided Reading group rotates to the center at least twice a week.
     
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    Cleaning out my new room, and it looks like our reading series has cassette tapes. Not sure if I want to try and find a tape player, or just keep doing what I had planned.

    I remember last year with my second graders- one of our stories talked about a cassette tape, and not a single kid had a clue what it was!
     
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    This reminds me of Click, Clack, Moo and teaching the kids what a typewriter is.
     
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    They still sell walkmans for pretty cheap at Wal-Mart. I just decorate tote bags to keep the walkman and story together together for each one inside. They just get the bag they want. I got really lucky through Donorschoose a few years ago with some mp3 players. Now I record new stories each week for them.
     
  8. SaraFirst

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    I use a CD player that up to 6 kids can use at a time. My students stay with their reading group for stations. They each have their own set of headphones. I put a new c.d. In once a week and they all listen to the story.
     
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    CD players/boomboxes I got many of my tapes, CD's, and players at rummage sales.

    Books on computer/I-pad

    Read aloud to the class
     
  10. mrking47968

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    I have student go to storynory and listen to story there with headphones. The readers there do a good job using inflection and there are some nice fairy tales as well.
     
  11. Lifein1stGrade

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    I use individual cd players in baskets. The book and a clipboard for a response sheet can all fit in the basket with the individual cd player. It works well for me.
     
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    I have to personal CD players with lots of books on CD and 2 computers where my kids listen to TumbleBooks. It took me a while to get into listen to reading because of tech issues, but once I got it running and saw how valuable it was I didn't look back.
     

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