Comprehension and fluency with VoiceThread

March 13, 2008

NCAECT Session 1 – Comprehension and Fluency with Voicethread

http://voicethread.com/

Their wiki at:

http://readingqueens.wikispaces.com/Voicethread+Directions

Fluency – powerpoint on their wiki http://readingqueens.wikispaces.com/Fluency+Powerpoints

  • Rehearsal opportunities for automaticity
  • get past decoding and to comprehension
  • use single words on ppt with voice and wait time – for automaticity – and then add picture with word for recognition

2nd grade Comprehension and Voicethread

  • the school has voicethread site
  • teacher has her voicethread site
  • only 3 for free – so delete and start over
  • Use Voicethread for comprehension discussion
  • students pick animal image avatar
  • Teacher has avatar that they recognize and use that to get prompt
  • Parents can get there.
  • you can also type your answer – for at home or whatever

3rd grade comprehension and Voicethread

  • literature circle with voicethread
  • all directions are in teacher avatar
  • no name
  • all jobs like in regular lit circle
  • they can answer each other
  • they can doodle on screen

Directions – posted on the site

  • be sure to check the what is a voice thread link on voicethread.com
  • load icon up for the kids. show them how to select. – identity
  • tell the kids “2 re-dos and then you are stuck with it”
  • kids can delete other’s work

Publishing! Let them illustrate and narrate their stories

cvereckey@wcpss.net
pdaniels@wcpss.net
sclarke@wcpss.net

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