Israel Audiobook Project
Sefer Kol" - Israeli project for audio books"
Instructions for activities in class with the voice book
"I did not forget the books I read during my childhood, they were stung in my brainstem, and each had its own fragrance, a beat of its own that accompanied me all my life"
(from: Alona Frankel)
Dear teachers ,
Here is an audio book that aims to bring the "complete book" to your students so they can enjoy a number and story through listening, as a substitute for reading or in addition to it.
The audio book is integrated into a wide range of activities whose aim is to promote reading with pleasure and understanding.
As we know, through the reader book sinking into a world unfamiliar to him, where he can experience emotional experiences, learn curious things, relate to the characters and their feelings. The reader can relate between the world brought by the book and events in reality, including identify with the characters and experiences that are familiar to him from his private life.
for classroom activities with the audio book.
It is recommended to encourage students to listen to the voice book in their free time in their personal space at home, in the car, in the classroom, at the break or wherever they choose, but it is also possible to bring the voice book in a classroom or library as part of the language education system.
The students will be instructed in a pleasant atmosphere that encourages them to want to listen to the book in anticipation with confidence and pleasure. The activity can be done before the student downloads the book for listening, during and after it ends.While listening, it is possible to guide the literary discourse and integrate it with computerized and creative activities.
In order to enhance the experience, it is recommended that the book's work be done in connection with other areas such as cinema, theater, music, plastic art and more.
Recommendations for activity before listening to the voice book:
Students should be taught to go to the website and find the audio book. It should be checked that they can do so independently.
It is recommended to create a link to the online activity on the class or school website, and present it to the students. for example
It is advisable to share the schedule allocated for activities with the audio book and to set the timeframe for the classroom's joint activity in advance.
It is important to give students the background information for the book: who are the characters, characteristics of the period and time, characteristics of the place where the story takes place and more. It is important to do this in an interesting way.
It is recommended to describe the initial event in which the story opens and then stop and create a sense of tension and curiosity towards the continuous listening to the story.
You can ask open questions such as: Why do you think the book is called as it is called? Let's imagine the place where the story takes place. What do you think will happen there? Have you ever been to a similar place? Let's try to imagine and paint the place or shape it (for example, we'll describe what we think of a chocolate factory for hearing the book "Charlie in the Chocolate Factory").
Their books also have a movie movie. If there is a suitable film, you can view all or parts of it before, during or during the book reading.
In preparation for the guided activities, it is recommended to purchase the printed book as a backup for the audio book. Before listening continuously, you may want to browse through the printed book, get to know it, look at the pictures and tell the story in it, read the names of the chapters, read the table of contents and more ...
Information on the book can be searched on the Internet: videos, pictures, maps or relevant written texts related to the characters or places in the book.
The characters and their characteristics can be presented in advance using a presentation based on the illustrations from the book.
It is possible to design with the students a literacy corner for a "voice book" that will develop throughout the listening process, in which to express interesting words, characters, creativity and written activity following listening.
Recommendations for activity during listening to the voice book:
Students can be asked to choose one character and tell about it, its behavior, its relationship to others, and its character traits.
You can write a few sentences from the book describing the character. The first letter in each sentence can be in alphabetical order (from: guided reading program, Negev Nitzanei School)
You can select an interesting situation and restore it by playing a role-playing game or writing a script.
You can talk to the students and ask them what they felt after listening. What do they think about ..? What do they suppose will happen if ... How do they think the plot will develop? Why did they think what happened? It is possible to raise a problem that arose in the story, to define it and to reconstruct how it was solved and to propose additional ways of solving it.
You can do short writing activities like: advertisements, invitations, ads, recipes, recommendation.
You can choose an object or place and write your story in the first person
It is desirable to combine electronic activity that accompanies listening.
Sometimes you can read aloud one chapter and talk about it.
Recommendations for activities at the end of listening to the voice book:
At the end of listening, it is desirable to create a dialogue that will allow students to express emotion: Did they love the book? Why? What did they feel about the characters? And more .
If there is a film, it is recommended to watch it again or in parts of it.
It is possible to create a flowchart describing the development of the plot with the students, incorporating illustrations from the book.
You can make book related games like track games, trivia, memory, bulk words and more.
It is possible to prepare a "radio play" according to the situations in the film and record the students.
You can ask the students to prepare a presentation or video clip that combines text and pictures from the book and incorporate music into the group.
It is also possible not to do any guided activity, but only to allow students to listen leisurely and enjoy the story !!
Activities to encourage reading
Ideas and activities around a book
1. Preparing appropriate bookmarks for the name of the book / book plot.
2. An event that happened to the hero of the story and I identify with it (something similar happened to me - how I dealt with it).
3. An event that happened to the protagonist of the story and I disagree with the way in which she solved the problem / dealt with it. My suggestions for a different solution.
4. Select a short snippet from a story, copy it to a page. Closing the book - continuing writing the story as best as possible.
5. Writing a letter to a child in another place, and explaining why he should read the book.
6. Prepare a game based on events and characters from the book. The game must include: a game board, clear instructions and characters from the story on cards (or on a game board)
7. The book you read mentions a number of places in a particular geographical area. We noted the events that took place in these places on a large and clear map. Write
8. Choose a hero from a number you love. Describe the hero and explain why you chose him / her.
9. Writing a letter to the hero of the story. Tell him what you felt when reading the book.
10. Make characters out of the story, pin them to the sticks of Artic and his friend the play is small - presented before the class.
11. Choose the name of a book, writer or character. Try to draw the letters in a creative way and add detail characteristics near the reporter or inside it.
12. Prepare a crossword puzzle, quiz, puzzle on a book you read.
13. You love the hero and justify his actions - write this in the form of a newspaper article and express your opinion about the hero's actions.
14. "Ball to Book" - Design a stamp for a book and mention the name of the book and draw in it a figure or characters you love.
15. Design a sign in which you recommend the book we liked. . . We recommend reading..
16. Prepare a ginjel - a song - in which you describe the plot of the story, a character you loved and so on.
17. You have chosen to prepare an advertisement for a television in which you are required to present the book you have read.
18. "I have a dream"
A. The dream of the hero of the book.
B. The reader's dream, following reading the book.
19. Books in New Clothing - an exhibition of new covers for the book.
20. Word games.
21. Memory game.
22. Track games
25. Trivia - questions relating to actions and emotions from the parade books.