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Developing personal libraries using Digital Books with ELLs

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Started by Janet McQueen 09 Feb 2015 1:31pm () Replies (1)

Hi everyone

Digital books especially those with audio sound, offer many opportunities for ELLs to develop their oral language, reading and vocabulary skills.

This article by Todd Brekhus, in Laguage Magazine extols the benefits of students developing their own personal digital libraries http://languagemagazine.com/?page_id=122950 .

I have also written a blog post on this topic see Personal Libraries and the use of Digital technology where I raise a number of things to consider.  

My questions are:

  1. What digital book sites have you found useful and engaging for your students? 
  2. What tips do you have for teachers setting these up for the first time with their students? 
  3. How do you encourage engagement and collaboration with digital books among your students? 
  4. How do you provide and encourage access from home? 

I look forward to your responses. 



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