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ERIC Number: EJ819337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
The Power of Planning Developing Effective Read-Alouds
Shedd, Meagan K.; Duke, Nell K.
Young Children, v63 n6 p22-27 Nov 2008
In the midst of many circle times, one can overhear small voices adding to the words from the book being read aloud by the teacher. Sometimes the children's words relate to the text, sometimes not. Early childhood educators recognize the importance of reading aloud every day to develop children's language and early literacy skills. Recommendations about how to read aloud to children are readily available, but it can be difficult to regularly include all of these strategies while managing an active group of young children. In this article, the authors discuss the value of planning read-alouds as one way to improve practice so children can develop emergent literacy skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A