How an audiobook library program influences book interactions of three ESL kindergarteners
This study examined the influence a home/school audiobook program had on the home reading experiences and retell abilities of three ESL (English as a second language) kindergarteners. The three Spanish-speaking students and their families were interviewed to discover (1) how students felt about using the audiobooks and (2) what parents observed about their children's experiences using audiobooks. Data was also collected from student retells the stories from the audiobooks. Finally, anecdotal evidence from the classroom helped determine how using audiobooks affected the students' engagement with books. The main findings were that 1) students' experiences with audiobooks varied, 2) students' English language proficiency may affect their retelling of stories more than the use of audiobooks, and (3) parents observed that their children developed positive attitudes towards books and reading.
Wellner, Molly, "How an audiobook library program influences book interactions of three ESL kindergarteners" (2010). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 433.