Role Models and Fluency with QR Codes

I decided to do a quick project with my 5th graders that would give them some practice with fluency and at the same time give my first graders a good role model of a student reading a book.
For this lesson the 5th graders selected a book from a selection I had chosen. They read the book to themselves and then to a partner. The next step was to take the book home and practice reading it complete with dings as a turn the page signal. The following day they used a Macbook and recorded themselves using the site Once it uploaded they copied the link and pasted it in and generated the code and saved it. By this point we were out of class time so I went back to Recordmp3 and saved the recordings as well. The final step will be to print and glue the code in the book along with a brief instruction and begin sending the books home with the first graders. I'm going to give the 5th graders an option to do more recordings. However, they'll have to be willing to practice at home and do the recordings during playtime which happens to be my plan time which works out very nicely. I'm hoping some of them will take me up on the offer. Maybe I'll invite them to bring a friend during playtime to select books and come back later to record.

The codes below can be scanned with a QR code reader to listen to the 5th graders read the book. If you don't have a QR Scanner no problem just click on the Audio Player below the code.

Who Took the Farmer's Hat by Joan Nodset

If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff

If You Give a Cat a Cupcakeby Laura Numeroff
Record and upload audio >>

Don't Wake Up Mamaby Eileen Christelow

Harriet and the Roller Coaster
Nancy Carlson

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Diary of a Worm
by Doreen Cronin

Record audio or upload mp3 >>

Five Little Monkeys With Nothing To Do
Eileen Christelow

by Keiko Kasza

Record music and voice >>

Giggle Giggle Quack
by Doreen Cronin

Record music and voice >>
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The Pout Pout Fish in the Big Big Dark
by Deborah Diesen