I am on cloud nine! I got my first project funded from Donor's Choice - a listening center. The items arrived last week and I am loving them! I have a few students who are very low readers, and they take a lot of my time. They have a difficult time working independently, and the listening center has changed that! I set them up with the listening center first thing in the morning which frees me up to meet or conference with other students. I know that many of you already have listening centers in your classrooms, but I did not have one in the room I have now, and coming from 7th grade math I had no need for one in the past.
Other students have been eyeing the CD/MP3 players and I can't wait to get a few above grade level books such as the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series for them to use and hopefully build their skills as well.
Do you use a listening center in your class? What do you do with it?
I have this listening center sheet to help hold students accountable for what they are reading and you can download it here:
Listen to Reading Worksheet