A Great New Way to Use Audio in Your Classroom
Have you used Text-to-Speech yet? You’ll find Text-to-Speech in addition to our beloved Audio Read-Alouds for stories, articles, and poems in each issue.
Great question! Our Audio Read-Alouds are the stories your students love, read and recorded by us here at Scholastic. They’re often read by the author of the story, creating a fantastic author-reader connection. Teachers tell us these Read-Alouds are great for students to listen to while they read along (and help save teachers’ vocal cords as well!).
When using Text-to-Speech, students have the story read aloud to them by an automated voice while they follow along in the digital version of the story. Students can control the speed of the reading, and each word is highlighted as it is read. This feature is great for building fluency, particularly in developing readers and ELLs.
You can find Text-to-Speech and Audio Read-Alouds on the left side of each article page in the Teacher View. In the Student View, the Audio Read-Alouds appear at the end of articles and stories.
For narrative nonfiction, the Text-to Speech will change levels automatically when you toggle between the Lexile levels.