My kids love listening to Audio Books, but after several years of use the CDs get scratched and CD players break down. With QR codes and Ipads, I can expand my collection of Spanish Audio Books - by 58 titles!
**Please note that the majority of the titles do not have any words appearing on the screen! They are purely Spanish audio and more for students' listening enjoyment.
***Also please try scanning a few of the codes in the preview file on the device and network with which you intend to use this product before purchasing! This will ensure there are not any compatibility/blocking issues.***
This product is perfect for your listening center if you have access to the technology that can read QR codes, such as Ipods, Ipads, or Tablets. Download any of the free QR Scanner Apps to your device. There are many options out there.
When the QR code is scanned, the story appears on the device and the students get to watch and listen! All the stories are available on YouTube, but I filtered them through Safeshare first so there will be no ads or other distractions appearing on the screen.
There is one story on each page, which makes the stories easy for kids to scan. There is also a simple clipart image on the page so students can remember their favorites. Many of them are classic folk and fairy tales and all are read by native Spanish speakers. My 2nd grade Spanish learners enjoy the stories, but they could also be appropriate for K, 1st, or 3rd graders depending on the level of your students. Since many of them do not have words appearing on the screen, I find they are great for my students to develop their aural comprehension skills and to really tune them into different accents and vocabulary words.
I organized all the pages in a small binder so we can store it easily in our classroom library. You can print all the pages in color, or you may just choose to print the cover in color and the other pages in grayscale if color printing funds are limited. I slid the cover in the front pocket of the binder and the rest of the pages in page protectors. Stories are organized in alphabetical order. You could prepare as many binders as you like for your listening center.
PLUS - I have included TEN bonus reading response sheets in Spanish for students to fill out after listening to the stories if you would like an additional accountability piece for your kids. I created them with Common Core skills in mind, but also short enough that they wouldn't take away from the listening experience of the audio book too much.
The skills are favorite part, compare/contrast stories, ask and answer questions, setting, analyze main character, new and interesting words, make connections, retell the story, problem/solution, and lesson/message.
We all know it is hard to find Spanish resources, but I have pored over what is out there and selected the best I could find!
Thanks for looking.
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