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Audiobooks, E-Books, and More!

May 27, 2022 | Gladys Wu

Whether your child prefers to read from a physical book, e-book, or audiobook, they are still learning! We want our students to find joy in discovering fiction/nonfiction stories instead of letting it be a barrier to their learning.

What is an e-book? An e-book a digital format of a book, through a laptop, cell phone, iPad, etc.
What is an audiobook? An audiobook is a recording of a book, read aloud.
Do students really grow in their reading skills using audiobooks? Yes! Children continue to gain comprehension skills such as inferring, summarizing, predicting, etc. We also encourage students to have a physical book or a digital access of the text to follow along, as they listen to the audiobook. This strategy also helps grow decoding skills.

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Here are some ways you can access audiobooks, e-books, and physical books:

The Hoboken Library is part of the BCCLS network. Depending on which town you live in, you may possibly be in the BCCLS network as well. That also means you are able to go to other BCCLS libraries to check out books. If you do not qualify for a BCCLS library card, please let us know and we can help register your child for a card through Mustard Seed.

The Hoboken Library also provides e-books and audiobooks through an online portal called Hoopla Digital. You can access this portal using a laptop or phone.

Other popular audiobooks and ebook apps and websites include OverDrive, Libby, and Audible.

eBooks & Audiobooks | Santa Clara County Library District

Students can grow in their reading fluency and comprehension using ed tech websites like Epic. They can find stories they enjoy and also books that are on their reading level.

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Happy reading!

Gladys Wu

Learning Specialist

Gladys Wu is excited to be a part of the Mustard Seed community and to share God’s love in all she does. She hopes to introduce tools and resources to make the classroom more invitational and accessible to students of varying learning needs. Her previous experiences include working with students from diverse backgrounds who have visual impairments and multiple disabilities.

Ms. Wu remembers all of the educators in her life who have inspired and challenged her to love learning, develop patience and understanding, gain confidence in her abilities, and pursue a career in education in order to impact lives. She hopes to do the same!

Things that make her happy include visiting farms, photographing scenic environments, and relaxing at a local coffee or dessert shop. She prides herself in DIY projects and has an interesting reputation of hoarding “garbage” and turning these objects into beautiful artwork or useful new products. Ms. Wu laughs at cheesy puns, even when no one else is laughing, and believes in finding joy in all that she does.

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