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Sync: Audio Books for Teens - AudioFile

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6 to 12
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Sync is a free summer audiobook program for teens. The program runs for 13 weeks starting on April 30 and provides participants with two thematically paired audio books weekly. After...more
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Sync is a free summer audiobook program for teens. The program runs for 13 weeks starting on April 30 and provides participants with two thematically paired audio books weekly. After enrolling with Sync, follow the directions to download the Sora app from iTunes or Google Play. Use the explore feature within the app to find and borrow weekly titles. Be sure to view the FAQ for additional information on accessing and participating in Sync.

tag(s): audio books (24), independent reading (117)

In the Classroom

Share Sync with your students to promote summer reading and provide a variety of reading topics. If it is too late to participate in the program or listen to a weekly title, use the book list provided to locate the titles in your community library for checkout either in person or digitally. Encourage students to reflect upon the books using journals such as those found in BoomWriter, reviewed here. BoomWriter journals offer the ability to add prompts to sections of journals, enter vocabulary terms, and view and respond to student journals. Extend student learning by highlighting important areas of text within the books using Wordsift, reviewed here. Copy and paste in key portions of any book into WordSift to visualize the text within a word cloud. Use the word cloud to explore and discuss new vocabulary or frequently used terms. Use Sync as a model for students to hear text read using intonation and phrasing. Ask students to create podcasts sharing their writing using Anchor, reviewed here. Refer students back to the audiobooks they listened to as a helpful reminder on how to engage listeners through the spoken word.

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