I MEANT to finish some whisper phones this weekend, so I could add something new to our classroom library. A whisper phone is a little tool to help kids hear themselves as they quietly read. Lakeshore sells them for $5 each. (http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/seo/ca|searchResults~~p|2534374302175284~~.jsp)
The phones are a real hit, and I think the class maybe likes the phones even better because they helped to make them.
Hooray! Let the whisper-reading begin :)