Reading Part 1

What is a read aloud, and why is it important?

Read-alouds are simply when books or other writing is read orally in a group. This is greatly important since it can promote a love of reading in children, especially at younger ages. Since this is so vital to a child's growth, read alouds must occur daily, and must include a variety of media, over many subject areas.

What are some benefits of read-alouds?

As previously mentioned, read-alouds are a great way to get young minds to enjoy reading. Read-alouds also stimulate the child's mind as the text is analysed, and predictions are made for the rest of the book. In order to do this, students must be able to make connections to the book based on the book's title and cover, personal experiences, other books written by the same author, or other forms of media. As the class reads various types of books, the students' vocabulary will be greatly enhanced and diversified.

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How to Conduct a Read-Aloud Session

Read Alouds have 3 sessions: Before, During, and After


Think-Alouds are when a person or a group of people narrate what their thoughts are on a particular text. Ideally, a teacher plans the think-aloud beforehand in order to convey an organized message to the students.

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