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Talking Books

Listen to and watch books using iMovie.


  • Students will develop their reading skills by reading along with the movie.


  • Scan the pages of a student-created book.
  • Import the scanned images into iMovie.
  • Record yourself or a student reading the book into iMovie.
  • Have students watch the movie and read along with the text as the movie "reads" the book.

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.A.1.1.2
  • LA.A.1.1.3
  • LA.C.3.1.1

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes, and other technologies.
  • Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
  • Create developmentally appropriate multimedia products with support from teachers, family members, or student partners.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts, ideas, and stories.


  • iMovie
  • Scanner
  • Classroom book or student-created book


  • Students can also learn to make their own talking books.
  • Publish the books on a website.

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