Here is an excellent post on reading aloud to children from Jennie, the extraordinary teacher!
My greatest passion is reading aloud to children. I thought it was time to talk about the difference between reading and reading aloud, as I often post about good children’s books. While reading is the goal, the dream- reading aloud is the pathway to that dream. Jim Trelease, author of the million-copy bestseller “The Read-Aloud Handbook” says it best:
“People would stand in line for days and pay hundreds of dollars if there were a pill that could do everything for a child that reading aloud does. It expands their interest in books, vocabulary and comprehension, grammar, and attention span. Simply put, it’s a free “oral vaccine” for literacy.
I love a good story, especially one that involves reading aloud and the stunning difference it makes with children. Here is a favorite story of mine from his best selling book, which is proof of what happens with…
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