Handheld Tape Recorders

handheld tape recorders and 50 cassette tapes are needed in the elementary school to help the teachers and reading specialist in grades K-4 keep “running record” assessments of students’ reading patterns.

The three tape recorders and cassette tapes, priced at a total of $420, would allow teachers to make oral records of students’ reading abilities and could be sent from one grade to the next.

The recorders would also allow a teacher to carefully analyze miscues in a student’s reading patterns as well as get professional input from colleagues. Lastly, these recorders would enable the teachers to record children’s reading to bring to in-house professional development meetings, provide samples for discussion and allow teachers to “benchmark” examples of reading fluency development.