NHP Read Aloud Day
March 14, 2014 at 2:00pm
Why We Celebrate Read Aloud Day
American Rhetoric: Famous speeches from historical to modern times.
Awesome Stories: Passages on all subjects.
Classic Short Stories: Online versions of hundreds of famous short stories.
Foreign Language News and Newspapers: News articles in French, Italian, and Spanish.
Newsela: Current events articles on all subjects.
Poetry Foundation: Poetry from all around the world.
Popular Science Archives: Science and technology articles.
Read Works: Reading passages for different grade levels, on different subjects, with questions attached.
Why Read Aloud?
- It provides a positive reading role model and models fluency.
- It addresses learning differences.
- It exposes students to good grammar, rich vocabulary and proper pronunciation.
- It stimulates the students’ imagination, creativity and curiosity.
- It serves as a springboard for discussion and critical thinking.
- It creates community: silent reading is a solitary act; reading aloud creates a shared experience.
- It’s fun!
Tips For Reading Aloud
- If possible, familiarize yourself with the material ahead of time.
- Choose a reading you find interesting.
- Be animated and read with expression and enthusiasm. Don’t be afraid that you will sound silly; your students will love it!
- Ask questions as you read. Ask students to predict what will happen next, or the meaning of a new vocabulary word.
- Talk about the reading during and afterwards to help students understand that reading should not be a passive activity.
Book People Unite
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
“To learn to read is to light a fire”
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”