The TOOBALOO is a phone-like device that allows children to hear their sounds and words distinctly while speaking softly into it.
Uses for the TOOBALOO are endless:
Whole classes can practice reading aloud to themselves without bothering other students.
This gives students oral reading time, and at the same time, allows the teacher to move around the classroom and listen to individuals read.
Small groups can use TOOBALOOS at a center to practice rereading.
Students can use TOOBALOOS during or after a guided reading group, can individually practice reading and rereading the stories they are working on, or can check out a TOOBALOO to take home and practice with.