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Read-Aloud Reference Sheet

Here is a sample read-aloud lesson plan.

How to Perform a Read-Aloud

Great tips on effective read-alouds.

Engaging Your Students

Everything you need to know about student engagement.

Making Connections

When listening to a text, children make meaning by interpreting the information and relating it to their schema, or, what they have already read, heard, or experienced. According to schema theory, the more prior knowledge one has stored about a topic, idea, or concept, the easier it is to understand a text. Read More.

Watch a Read-Aloud

Here are some video examples of read-alouds. They will give you an idea of what a good read-aloud looks like but don't feel like you have to copy these teachers verbatim. Your read-aloud will be unique because it will be a reflection of your personal style and creativity. Video 1. Video 2. Video 3

Great Book on Read-Alouds

This updated edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research (including the good and bad news on digital learning), The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

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