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What Does an Audiobook Mentor Do?
Shadow Project audiobook mentors meet with elementary school age students one-on-one, helping them learn to use an online audio-visual book library designed specifically for children with learning challenges. Mentors guide children in exploring their interests, find books they love, and read more!
Audio-visual books give kids with learning challenges a new way to read! They can see and hear the book, which builds their confidence and engagement in reading. Research has found that hearing a book while seeing it can boost comprehension. Paired with a caring mentor to encourage and reward their efforts, once-struggling students become joyful readers.
Who Can Be an Audiobook Mentor?
You’d make a great mentor for a child with learning challenges if you are able to:
I had a difficult time learning to read when I was younger. Having the opportunity to share that challenge and help these kids realize their potential is a very special experience. Setting goals with kids is so motivating.
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