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Old 07-27-2009, 10:07 AM
 
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Do you have a listening center in you classroom? Someone donated a bunch of books on tape but we don't have a center. I've seen some pretty fancy ones but I was thinking about just getting a tape player and a couple of headphones. Do your kids enjoy it?


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Old 07-27-2009, 10:33 AM
 
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Keep It Simple: I simply use a tape player & allow 5 students(1 group at a time) to gather around the tape player on the carpet to listen to the stories. This way I can monitor the progress of the story while I am working w/ another group.

In the past: I had a fancy wooden listening station(on wheels) that had headphones and space for the books/tapes. However, I wanted more space in my room so I chose the approach I described above.

After listening to the stories, my students are held accountable (to ensure they are listening & not playing around )by drawing/writing a response to the literature.

They love Listening Station
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THe listening center is one of my students favorite areas to go to..It is also a great center because they can be independent of you and they are working quietly...I use this as one of my readers workshop centers while I am doing guided reading.....When they are through listening I have them draw the characters, setting, favorite part....I sometimes record my own stories and question the students through out the story....
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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I used my listening center as part of my classroom library. I just had a tape recorder with two headphones and would change out the story tape/book sets each week. I found that to be easier for the kids rather than have them changing the tapes, etc. I color coded the keys on the recorder. Green for play, red for stop, and a yellow sticker with a backward arrow for rewind. When my kids finished listening to the book tape they could then use the classroom library materials.
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Storage idea.
Old 07-27-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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I kept it all (tape recorder, earphones, books) in a wooden tool box that I could move around as I wanted and it kept it fairly neat and tidy.


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Old 07-27-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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I have always had a listening center (17 years) and it is one of my students favorite. I use it as one of my rotation centers. I have the tapeplayer and 2 headphones on the middle shelf of a rolling cart. The tapes and books are changed weekly according to what unit/topic we are working on for that week. The bottom shelf is a great storage space for my tub of books and tapes. I hope this helps...have fun with it.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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with the hinged-top removed is what I use for my listening center. I spray painted it and have 4 heavy duty milk crates flipped upside down and tied on chair cushions for seating. The CD/cassette player and current book sits inside, the headphones rest neatly on the seats. I have a pocket chart that houses previous books & tapes for re-reading.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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i have a small table by the classroom entry door with my tape player, a small display box for a few books and tapes at a time, and three headsets hanging on hooks on the wall above the table (sticky hooks from the dollar store). as long as i rotate the materials fairly often, it is a pretty popular spot at free-choice activity time.
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