Learning through Sound Effects

A mouse scratching the floor as he searches for food.  An owl “ho ho” in the middle of the night.  These are sounds we have heard in nature, which spark the imagination of what we envision may be occurring. 

Sound effects are a great way for students to think about and narrate what they hear.  Discovery Education provides a variety of sound effects, which range from a horse eating hay to a large block of ice being chopped or a grandfather clock ticking.  As students listen to the sound effects they can begin to visualize and infer what they believe is happening.  You can have them find images for creating a digital story or use interactive glossary terms for narrating an event based on the sounds they hear,



  1. Eleri Merrikin said:

    Great Idea. I like the suggestion of using sound effects in this way. Teenagers are very attuned to sound / music anyway! Good for ELL students alsol

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