ERIC Number: ED357318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Beyond the Read Aloud: To Read Through Listening to and Reflecting on Literature.
Hennings, Dorothy Grant
Focusing on reading aloud in the classroom, this monograph demonstrates ways to integrate read alouds into an ongoing whole-language program in which children learn to reflect on literature by listening and responding to it. The monograph identifies and describes specific teaching strategies that invite students not only to listen to stories, poems, and nonfiction, but also to go beyond and think about what they are hearing, to talk about ideas, and to write in response. Chapters of the monograph are: (1) Listening to and Reading Text: Constructing Meaning; (2) A Shared Story Experience: Reflective Listening in Kindergarten; (3) A Shared Poetry Experience: Reflective Listening in Junior High; and (4) A Read Aloud with Nonfiction: Reflective Listening in Fourth Grade. An observational guide for assessing a child's ability to construct meaning in response to literature, and guides to help intermediate grade students respond to stories, poems, and nonfiction are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Journal Writing, Poetry, Reader Response, Reading Aloud to Others, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Whole Language Approach
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.