ERIC Number: EJ836975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Reference Count: 22
Student Voices and Teacher Choices: Selecting Chapter Book Read-Alouds
Boyd, Maureen P.; Devennie, Meredith K.
Childhood Education, v85 n3 p148 Spr 2009
Read-alouds nurture language and literacy practices required for a successful schooling experience. They motivate children to read more and nurture language expression across the curriculum. Read-alouds not only provide content for learning, they also introduce authors and genres; model ways of reading, types of writing, and other ways of thinking; and invite personal connections. At the same time, the shared experience of a read-aloud facilitates group discussion of content and context, thus making learning more effective and enjoyable. In this article, the authors provide rich description and analysis of how one teacher elicits discussion and seriously considers student suggestions before selecting the next read-aloud text. The authors also offers ways on how to choose read-aloud books.
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Reading Aloud to Others, Literacy Education, Reading Motivation, Teaching Methods, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Reading Material Selection, Cooperative Learning, Grade 3, Teacher Role, Student Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
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