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Once More, With Feeling - the Awesome Power of Read-Alouds

Reading aloud to students should not be relegated to the younger grades. Read-alouds show immense benefits in the middle and high school settings, as well. Whether using read-alouds in small groups or whole-class activities, reading aloud gives students another entry point into the reading, as well as increases engagement and fluency.
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Once More, With Feeling - the Awesome Power of Read-Alouds
  • Megan McClure says:
    This is a nice, short and sweet slideshow detailing the read-aloud process. While geared toward the elementary grades, the same concepts can easily be applied to any secondary grade classroom.
  • Megan McClure says:
    Student-Centered Language Arts, K-12 is considered the seminal text on teaching English/Language Arts. In the book, which was originally published in 1968, author James Moffett encourages teachers to read aloud to students but to make sure the students are reading along. I implemented this strategy in my own classroom with Lord of the Flies and my students were quickly begging me to read aloud to them.
  • slj.com
    slj.com

    A Curriculum Staple: Reading Aloud to Teens

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    Megan McClure says:
    Students are starved for storytelling, or so discovered English teacher Beth Aviv when she discovered only a quarter of her students were read to as a child. This article in the School Library Journal makes a solid case for the classroom activity.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

    6 minute read
    Megan McClure says:
    The "Round Robin" read-aloud activity can be alienating to poor readers. When called upon to read, those students can feel intimidated and actually suffer in their reading comprehension as a result. Here, Edutopia offers 11 alternatives to the stigmatizing activity, leaving empowered readers in its stead.
  • heinemann.com
    heinemann.com

    13 Reasons to Read Aloud

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    Megan McClure says:
    Still not convinced read-alouds can benefit older readers? This chapter from Reading Aloud and Beyond gives you 13 reasons why reading aloud to your students is a necessity, not a luxury.
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