Digital Voice Recorders (DVRs) provide a great opportunity for students (especially ELLs) to increase their oral language abilities. We have been able to purchase quite a few DVRs through grants, Title 1 and 3 money, and building funds. If you don’t have DVRs, old smartphones or tape recorders work great as well! If you don't have access to any recording devices, the resources can still be used with a partner to support oral language development.
Included in this pack are many resources I have used over the years with different grade levels and language proficiencies (from beginner to advanced.) The can be used as homework (I used them in place of a traditional reading log) or during center time. The kids love using them, the DVRs motivate the students to talk more, and it gives you a great record of their language proficiency.
Also included is a simple reference guide that shows the students how to use a DVR (if that is what you choose to use).
The activities included are aligned with WIDA language levels and other generic language levels.