ERIC Number: ED393095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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The Read-Aloud Handbook. Fourth Edition. Revised and Updated.
This new edition of a guide which has made reading aloud a special pleasure for millions of people offers a chance for a new generation of parents, teachers, grandparents, and siblings to discover the rewards--and the necessity--of reading aloud. The guide provides an up-to-date annotated bibliography ("treasury") of more than 1200 children's books that are excellent for reading aloud, including wordless books; predictable/cumulative books; picture reference books; picture books; short novels; novels; poetry; anthologies; and fairy and folk tales. The guide explains (1) how reading aloud awakens children's imaginations and improves their language skills; (2) how to begin reading aloud and which books to choose; (3) how to create an atmosphere in the home and classroom that welcomes readers; (4) how to compete with the influences of television and video games; and (5) the facts about children, reading, and television viewing. A section on how to use the treasury, an afterword by the author, a subject index for the text, and an author-illustrator index for the treasury are included. (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Fairy Tales, Novels, Parent Participation, Picture Books, Poetry, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Habits, Reading Material Selection, Reading Motivation, Recreational Reading, Sustained Silent Reading, Television Viewing
Penguin Books USA Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
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