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Create a Book on Tape
Record favorite books on tape or onto a digital file so others can enjoy them too. Included: Ideas for turning this activity into a community-service project. Many computers have built-in microphones and free audio programs like Audacity (read our overview here) can easily be used to do your recordings. Many digital music players also have a record capacity.
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In this lesson, students will read-aloud favorite books and record their readings of them. Note the suggestions below for turning this activity into a service-learning/community-service project with which to conclude the year
Young students might record books for their teacher to use with younger students at the start of the next school year.
Elementary-grade students might record books that young children will like. They might give the books on tape to teachers in the younger grades or to the school librarian. Or their books on tape might be donated to a local homeless shelter or children's home.
Older students might record books on tape for younger children. Or they might record books or magazine articles that are of interst to older people in the community who are visually impaired.
Assess students based on the quality of their readings and the things they did to make their recordings special.
Lesson Plan Source
FINE ARTS: Theatre
GRADES 5 - 8
NA-T.5-8.2 Acting By Assuming Roles and Interacting In Improvisations
NA-T.5-8.4 Directing By Planning Classroom Dramatizations
GRADES 9 - 12
NA-T.9-12.2 Acting By Assuming Roles and Interacting In Improvisations
NA-T.9-12.4 Directing By Planning Classroom Dramatizations