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The Island of the Skog (Book & CD)

Reading Level: Gr. 3 • Interest Level: Gr. K-4

Item Number: ISK-CD
Publisher: National Reading Styles Institute

Availability: In stock.

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“Totally captivating” (Publ. Weekly). Adventuresome mice sail to a seemingly frightening new home. 28 pp. Learn more

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Description of the Carbo Method

The Carbo Method

Marie Carbo’s special method of recording differs from others. Only very small amounts of text are recorded on each CD track, with a special pace and phrasing that synchronizes the spoken and written word for struggling and emerging readers. She divides high-interest books, stories, magazine articles, or other reading materials into short segments. Each segment is recorded on a separate CD track, in short phrases, at a slightly slower than usual pace but with good expression.

What the Student Does

The student listens to the recorded passage two or three times while following along in the text and, soon thereafter, reads the passage aloud to a teacher, peer, or tutor. The repetition of small amounts of text greatly facilitates word retention. The short, natural phrases translate the printed page into meaningful segments, and the pauses and good expression help to increase word retention and comprehension.

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