I dug up this old children's tape recorder to add a little spice to our reading groups. Each child had a turn to read and record a page of this week's story. After the story was read, I played back the recording so the children could have a chance to listen and critique their reading. This kept the children engaged and focused. It was such a success as a reading tool! I can't believe I haven't thought to use it before this...it's just been sitting in my classroom collecting dust!