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ERIC Number: EJ899464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1068-6177
Books Do Matter: Choosing High-Quality Books to Read Aloud
Hall, Katrina Willard
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v35 n2 p32-38 Spr-Sum 2007
Teachers know the value of reading aloud to support children's learning and to foster a love of books (Glazer & Giorgis, 2005). In fact, many teachers have dozens, if not hundreds, of books on a vast number of topics. However, for reasons that range from lack of time to curriculum constraints, teachers may not always carefully examine what they read aloud (van Kleeck, 2003). Some may not have the background knowledge to be able to adequately judge books as accurate portrayals, particularly when the books are about cultures different from their own (Short & Fox, 2003). Despite numerous content analyses of books for children, the books teachers actually select to read aloud have often not been studied closely (van Kleeck, 2003). The purpose of this article is to assist teachers in choosing high-quality books to read aloud to young children.
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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