Center Focus

Record a Story

  1. You will need a tape cassette recorder and player for this center.
  2. Your student should each pick a story that they have been reading or that is at their particular level.
  3. They will record themselves reading it into the tape recorder. Encourage them to add sound effects, change voices when characters change, and use expression.
  4. Tell them that their classmates will want to listen to their readings so they need to be clear and exciting to listen to.
  5. Keep these read-along tapes at the listening center for the class to use when they have time. This is a great resource for your beginning readers - they get encouragement when they hear their classmates reading.