Listening to professionally narrated audiobooks is a great way to prevent the “summer slide.” Children in low-income households fall behind an average of two months in reading during the summer. Summer learning loss accounts for two-thirds of the ninth grade achievement gap in reading between students from low-income households and their higher-income peers. In this edWebinar, Mary Ann Scheuer, Teacher Librarian at Berkeley USD, CA, presented research findings from a 2016 study looking at the effect of adding a listening component to literacy instruction—in school and at home.
In this webinar, Monica Brady-Myerov and Adam Pizzi helped teachers and administrators gain a better understanding of how auditory learning works and demonstrated how to build listening skills in the classroom, primarily using public radio. Viewers will learn about tools they can use to help students build critical listening skills.