Friday, May 24, 2013

Voice Actor Mark Turetsky

Mr. Colby Sharp's lucky fourth graders Skyped with voice actor Mark Turetsky about audiobooks. They were kind enough to finish my sentence starters about this memorable virtual experience. 

I wrote the words in red, and Mr. Sharp's kids wrote the words in black. Thank you, 4-Sharp! 

*We prepared for Mark Turetsky's Skype visit by...

- writing out our questions and reading them out loud to make sure they made sense.

-writing an introduction, conclusion, and questions. 

-assigning groups and writing introductions, questions, and completing a project. 

-writing letters. 

*Mark Turetsky told us...

- that before he reads for an audiobook that he reads the book a few times. 

-it is OK to make mistakes. If you make a mistake, just go with the flow. 

-to READ, READ, READ, and READ. 

-it is best to read the book you're about to record a bunch of times. 

-not to rush. 

-that we should read the words with expression and fluency to make the reader enjoy listening to the book. He told us not to read like a robot. A reader will not enjoy listening to a robotic voice. 

-to use our hands to say the words. 

-to read, write, and learn. 

-some ways to read when you are stuck on a word. 

-to speak loudly and clearly. 

*The Origami Yoda audiobooks...

-are wonderful. 

-are very good books. I listened to them when I was in third grade. 

-are fun, active, encouraging, and interesting. 

*Audiobooks are...


-great to listen to while you're driving and walking around town. 

-books you listen to on audio. 

-books that you read in a speaker and it goes in a little cube. 

-very convenient for people on the go because you can listen to books while driving, at a sibling's game, on a break at a tournament, or while you are waiting in line at the store. 

-really good and fun. 

*I'll always remember...

-the Skype with Mark Turetsky and the wonderful tips he told to our class. 

-is the best audiobook recorder ever. 

-to read. 

-that we Skyped with Mark. 

-that Mark Turetsky is a nice guy. 

-how I became a more expressive reader after Mark's visit. 

-that we Skyped with him. 

-to read a lot at home and at school. 

Photo credit: Niki
*Mr. Sharp always encourages us...

-with our writing and gives us lots and lots of great opportunities to make our writing better. 

-to read, to write, and to do the best we can do and the best we can be. 

-to read all books. 

-to be good readers when we grow up. 

-to read and to try our best. 

-to write the best we can.

-not to read for prizes, but to read for fun. 

-to listen to leaders. 

-not to be a bully. 

-to read all books. 

-to read a lot. 

-to try our very best. 

-to grow more and to publish as much writing as we can. 

-with reading. 

I am giving away a copy of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda audiobook. 

Rules for the Giveaway 

1. It will run from 5/23 to 11:59 p.m. on 5/25. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. Please pay it forward. 

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