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Books on Tape for Slow Readers

June 17, 2008

I suggest using books on tape (or CD) for students who are slow readers. Students can follow along in the printed book as they listen. This process gets them past the 'how does this word sound' problem and also gives them the feeling of being read to which all kids like. Every one of the kids to whom I have suggested books on tape have said it has helped them. I have no budget for recorded books, but that doesn't stop me. Two good sources for recorded books are free interlibrary loan and low-cost used books on tape from



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