The benefits of reading aloud to older students:
- ALL students participate in the reading of grade-level text.
- The teacher models fluent reading and comprehension skill.
- Students practice with a peer, and gain confidence as readers.
- Students receive explicit vocabulary instruction, and are given the opportunity to use new words in speaking and writing.
During read-aloud, the teacher reads the text aloud to students as they follow along in their own copy of the text. Students are relieved of the challenging tasks of decoding and reading fluently. The teacher models fluent reading and students follow along in their own copy of the text. Students engage with the text through turn and talk discussion, note-taking, and writing about reading.
After finishing Poppy, my students were so eager to start another read-aloud that I had to have The War With Grandpa overnighted to my school!3rd Grade Teacher
I wouldn't ever have imagined the great ideas and connections my students were capable of making if not for turn and talks and sharing.Mary Mortimer5th Grade Teacher
My students are more confident readers because the skills are explicitly and systematically taught.Lisa MeyerReading Specialist