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Jumpstart Lesson Plan 

Adult Guidance Needed - Low

We think this activity will help students get off on the right foot with using Learning Ally Audiobooks Solution! In this activity, students will complete a scavenger hunt within the app, learning about features and adding good books to their bookshelves along the way. The lesson plan can be used in any setting - virtual, hybrid or in-person, and can be done independently, or as a group, depending on your students. 


Getting Started Checklist

Adult Guidance Needed - Low

This student-facing checklist (with an accompanying educator guide) supports struggling readers by providing a guided approach for trying and persisting with Learning Ally audiobooks. The checklist is a step-by-step for how to find a book you like and how to create a good environment for reading. This checklist can be used with any student, but is specifically recommended as a follow-up if a student isn't drawn in by the Jumpstart Lesson Plan.


Book Starters

Adult Guidance Needed - Moderate

Use our library of book starters to pique your students' interest in a new book and invite them to think critically as they read.


Book Quest

Adult Guidance Needed - Moderate

Send your students on a quest for knowledge! Children will choose their own path through a list of book options based around our theme "responding to challenges." They will think critically about what they have learned as they answer questions about the texts to complete their quest.


Compare and Contrast - Book to Movie

Adult Guidance Needed - Low

Challenge students to have a critical eye as they compare and contrast the book to the movie. 


Independent Reading Goal-Setting Worksheet

Adult Guidance Needed - Moderate

Encourage students to set, work towards and share goals that will help them build strong reading habits.


Learning Ally DIY Book Club

Adult Guidance Needed - Moderate


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Featured Audiobooks

Adult Guidance Needed - Low

Motivate your students to read by adding a book from Learning Ally's Featured Audiobooks collection to their bookshelf. 


Write a Friendly Letter

Adult Guidance Needed - Moderate

Help your students stay connected to their friends, family, or community by expressing themselves through a letter.


Independent Reading Graphic Organizer

Adult Guidance Needed - Moderate

Have your students read a book and then encourage them to share their thoughts on the story. 


KWL Chart

Adult Guidance Needed - Low

Activate prior knowledge, wonderings and learning by having students complete a KWL chart when reading a new book. 


My Weird Read Aloud with Dan Gutman

Adult Guidance Needed - High

Join Dan Gutman, our Learning Ally Author Talk 2020 host, for a daily read-aloud from his book series, "Our Weird School." Dan reads live at 2pm Eastern Time on Facebook Live. Join him live or watch his previously recorded sessions. If your student uses Learning Ally Audiobooks, be sure to find Dan's books in our library.