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ERIC Number: EJ1161626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1543-1223
The Benefits of Interactive Read-Alouds to Address Social-Emotional Learning in Classrooms for Young Children
Britt, Shelby; Wilkins, Julia; Davis, Jessica; Bowlin, Amy
Journal of Character Education, v12 n2 p43-57 2016
In this article, we describe how books addressing social-emotional topics can be used by teachers of young children during class read-alouds to enhance students' social-emotional development. Teachers of young children typically choose books for class read-alouds based on curriculum topics and student interest; however, they may not be aware of valuable books that can be used for class read-alouds to develop students' social-emotional skills. We provide examples of negative student behaviors that teachers may witness and recommend books that can be used to address those behaviors. We also discuss the essential components of read-alouds and provide examples of questions to ask before, during, and after reading books, as well as activities teachers can implement to ensure students grow from the read-aloud experience, both in their literacy skills and social-emotional learning.
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Language: English
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