ERIC Number: ED451483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Read-Alouds with Young Children.
Regardless of a child's experience with or exposure to books when he or she enters elementary school, teachers can greatly extend a child's literacy development through interactive classroom read-alouds. Reading a story aloud presents endless opportunities for related activities such as classroom discussions, role plays, shared readings, group writings, arts and crafts, and songs. This book explores read-alouds in both home and school settings and encourages the use of read-alouds as a starting point for further learning in several curricular areas. The book finds that read-alouds provide many types of literacy support for children: children learn about literacy through an adult who provides a model of reading; form an understanding of how print functions and how it is used; develop a knowledge and understanding of letters and letter-sound relationships; learn new words, new sentences, and discourse patterns; learn about the structure of stories; and develop a positive attitude toward books. Following an introduction, the book is divided into these chapters: (1) Interactive Read-Alouds; (2) The Importance of Narrative and Quality Books; (3) Read-Alouds and Print Features; (4) Activities Based on the Read-Aloud; (5) Interactive Reading Activities; (6) Interactive Writing Activities; and (7) Interactive Math, Science, and Social Studies Activities. (Contains an afterword, 105 references, and 30 children's literature references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Strategies, Young Children
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($17.95). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.