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ERIC Number: ED456427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reading Aloud to Children: A Workshop for Parents. Facilitator's Manual.
Donahue, Tim; Aina, Suzanne M.; Filibert, Canisius
Emphasizing that reading aloud is a way to show children how to handle books and give them chances to talk about those stories, this manual provides several activities that reinforce parents' belief that they are their children's first and best teacher. The activities also reaffirm and validate their prior knowledge about reading and its benefits. The first part of the workshop manual covers some of the technical aspects of reading by having parents discuss them in their own words. The second part explores the emotional side of reading aloud. Finally, children are brought into the workshop, and parents and children sit together and read. The culminating activity capitalizes on preceding activities and provides a positive reading experience for both the parents and the children. Workshop activities can be compressed or spread out. The manual notes that the facilitator does not have to be a reading expert. The materials have been developed to elicit discussion and reflection form the parents, and not to instruct them about reading. Appendixes contain suggested icebreaker activities, overhead transparencies, an audio-guide rationale script, an informational brochure on the workshop, and a PREL Product Order Form. (RS)
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), Ali'i Place, 25th Floor, 1099 Alakea Street, Honolulu, HI 96813-4513. Tel: 808-441-1300; Fax: 808-441-1385; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
Note: This manual is designed to accompany the bilingual "Reading Aloud to Children" audiotapes (CS 014 047-056).