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  • There are numbers of ways in which stories can be told. Reading aloud to children should begin when they are infants. This not only encourage children to read but also to let the language becomes meaningful to them. Reading a book with good expressions can stimulates imagination and provides a foundation to build new knowledge.
  • Reading Aloud

    1. 1. READING ALOUD Jabar Ainal Syazwan Hasery Faiedz Amrullah
    2. 2. • Reading aloud should begin during childhood. • Reading aloud can stimulates imagination and provides foundation to build new knowledge. • Reading aloud to children is part of helping them to read.
    3. 3. “The child who follows the reader’s finger across the page will make a natural connection between the sounds of the words and the letters on the page. It is important that this learning not to be pushes upon the child. Children will make this connection naturally and is so doing, will experience reading as something that posses joy, mystery and excitement.” Jim Trelease (chapter 6, pg 178, Sawyer)
    4. 4. • Reading aloud should be part of the everyday routine of children throughout their school lives. • The frequency of reading books aloud decreases as children grow up. • In 2004 Krashen states in an overview of the research into the effects of reading aloud that “Children read more when they listen to stories and discuss stories”.
    5. 5. “The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” Anderson et al, 1985 • Reading aloud also benefits secondary school students and opens up the world of books to non-readers and those who are struggling.
    6. 6. Benefits of reading aloud to children Strengthens speaking, listening, writing and reading and comprehension skills Increases their vocabulary It helps students appreciate the beauty and rhythm of language Enhances imagination and observation skills Improves critical and creative thinking skills
    7. 7. Expands a student’s general knowledge and understanding of the world Develops positive attitudes toward books as a source of pleasure and information and helps to create life-long readers Builds community and a sense of belonging through the shared literary experience.
    8. 8. Read-Aloud books One need not to be a professional storyteller to read aloud effectively. Why? This skill can be achieved by attention and practice using voice, pace, and a flexible approach. (Refer Sawyer page 179.)
    9. 9. Guidelines on how to read aloud • • • • Read to suit yourself and the students. Choose a story you will enjoy reading aloud The more you read aloud the better you get. Select stories with an interesting plot, dialogue, some suspense and/or adventure, suitable emotional content for the age and background of the students. • Look for books that support and extend the students’ special needs and interests. • Ask students for suggestions to read aloud. (“do you want me to read the book for you????”) • Become knowledgable - read children’s and young adult books and explore children’s literature review journals and websites.
    10. 10. For more info please click on this website: http://schools.natlib.govt.nz/creatingreaders/creating-readers-strategies/readingaloud Do some reading Growing up With Literature – Walter E. Swyerpage 178

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